Verge comments sought

You could furnish your house with these Vincent verge treasures, if you were an ibis, a raccoon or an opossum.

IF you’re particularly attached to the verge junk about Vincent right now, or you’d like this to be the last collection, the council’s now consulting on it.

About 85 per cent (700 tonnes) of what gets put out for the annual verge collection goes to landfill and the council’s weighing up replacement options.

Mayor Emma Cole says it’s an issue that invokes passions.

“There is deep sentiment about the tradition of the annual junk verge collection in our community.

“Some people see it as a great way to find a treasure and bring community together and others complain of illegal dumping, increasingly messy piles of junk, and less of the good stuff available,” as it usually gets given away earlier through Facebook ‘buy nothing’ groups or the garage sale trail.

Six main options up for consultation have now been solidified, including a skip bin similar to Stirling council, or a by-request pickup of up to two cubic metres of verge junk. 

Consultation’s open via or in person at the Vincent admin centre until August 28, and council’s due to make a decision in September.


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