Four savvy West Leederville residents have found an easy way to increase their Verge Valet™ collections.
Instead of individually booking bulk or green waste collections, they have pooled their allocations, maximising their entitlements.
“We love this flexible new system,” said one West Leederville resident.” When Verge Valet™ was introduced, we decided to share the entitlements. We can have a clean out every 3 months, if we want.”
“There is a perception that the allocation is insufficient for bulk rubbish collection, but we haven’t found that to be the case.”
“We have a very strong Buy Nothing Group in West Leederville, taking care of valuable stuff that would otherwise be put out for collection. What’s left is rubbish, which easily fits within the allocated allowance.”
WMRC CEO Stefan Frodsham supports the hack.
“Verge Valet™ is designed to offer residents more flexibility and I commend this group of neighbours on their clever use of the system.” said Mr Frodsham.
“There has been a 30% reduction in verge waste going to landfill in Verge Valet™ host councils, with the majority of residents preferring it to the old system.”
“Apart from the fact that Verge Valet™ recovers and recycles what it can, these neighbours’ experience shows a growing trend of residents using Verge Valet™ for its intended purpose – rubbish. Not reusable items.”
“Online community groups like Buy Nothing, Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree and free charity home collections make rehoming items as easy as refreshing your social feed and are more reliable for rehoming items than the verge.” said Mr Frodsham.
“Our website also features a growing list of places where you can take your unwanted items, making it easy for residents to manage unwanted items responsibly.”