I live in a separated 4 bedroom house in a 13 house multi development (for lack of a better word), all stand alone but sharing a common driveway and mailbox.
I recently inquired as to whether we were eligible for a hopper for recycling as currently we have 8 recycling bins for 13 houses, and a waste hopper.
My reply was
“Thank you for your email regarding waste assets at your unit complex. On our database, I have 14 units recorded at this address.
You have a 3m3 waste hopper & your entitlement for recycling MGB’s would be 5. If you have 8 on site, your body corporate must be paying for an extra service. Id you require more MGB’s for recycling, the cost is $53.40 per bin per year.
Your strata manager would be able to order more online if you require.”
Im told the following guidelines:
“Waste is worked out the same, 140ltrs of waste per unit, per week. Complex’s over 10 units have a hopper service for waste, but the allowance is still the same.”
“Recycling is worked out differently, 1 x 240ltr bin per 3 residences. Unfortunately, I cannot give you a hopper for recycling or bins for waste. If you require extra recycling bins, your strata manager can request them online for a fee.”
Has anyone else come across silly legislation like this? I find it crazy that we can throw out as much as we want, but only recycle once a week(till the bins fill up)