Local councils will save more than $2 million each year by extending the current joint waste removal contract involving Georges River and Bayside Councils.
Both councils have endorsed the St George Joint Contract, which is an extension of the previous St George Joint Waste and Recycling Collection Contract that was in place for the former Hurstville, Kogarah and Rockdale councils.
Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner said the agreement would benefit more than 270,000 residents across the area.
“As there are now two councils within the St George region, this means there is a greater opportunity to collaborate and work towards greater benefits for our residents,” he said.
“Extending the current contract will ensure residents of both Georges River and Bayside council’s benefit from the current collection savings until 2023, while maintaining a sustainable level of service.
“This arrangement will lead to around $2.6 million in savings per year equating to savings for individual ratepayers of around $20-$25 per year over the next five years.”
Bayside Council Administrator Greg Wright said the extended contract with Georges River Council will prove, over time, to be a successful arrangement between the two councils.
“By collaborating, both councils will provide better outcomes and strengthened services for all residents of the St George area,” he said.
“Both Georges River Council and Bayside Council will ensure residents continue to receive quality waste removal services and financial savings.”