Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Verge Valet?

Verge Valet provides Mosman Park and Cottesloe residents with year-round access to bulk and green waste collections at a time convenient to you. The service replaces the standard set-date bulk and green waste collections that were previously offered in the Town of Mosman Park and Town of Cottesloe.

How do I book a verge collection?

Bookings can be made online via the links below. Should you need assistance in completing this online form, please call the Verge Valet and Recycling Hotline on 9384 6711.

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How far in advance do I need to book?

Bookings need to be made by the Thursday before your collecticon date.  Collections are scheduled for Mondays in Mosman Park (except for Public Holidays, when it will be collected on a Tuesday) and Tuesdays in Cottesloe. The next five available dates are displayed on the Booking Request Form for Mosman Park and Cottesloe.

How can I change or cancel my booking?

We get it, life happens. You can change, cancel, or postpone your booking up to one (1) business day before your collection date. Simply complete the ‘Change, cancel or contact’ form for Mosman Park or Cottesloe. Or phone the Verge Valet Collection Team on 6336 7223. Please give at least one business day’s notice or you will lose your collection – So, the Friday before collections in Mosman Park, and the Monday before collections in Cottesloe.

What collection services can I book using Verge Valet?

Verge Valet is at your service. Mosman Park and Cottesloe residents are eligible to book the following verge collection services each financial year:Please review the Accepted Items for more information on what can and can not be accepted.

 

I live in a unit/apartment. Am I eligible for Verge Valet?

If your apartment complex is 25 units or fewer, that have access to a designated safe collection location, you can book by submitting a Booking Request Form for Mosman Park or Cottesloe.

For apartments complexes that are larger than 25 units, or ones that don’t have a suitable collection location, an ‘Authorised Contact Details form’ will need to be lodged by your building’s managing agent or by a nominated contact person. See Resources for Strata Managers for more details.

I rent the property I live in. Am I eligible?

Yes, the service is available to all eligible residences in Mosman Park and Cottesloe.

When will I receive my Place Out Notification?

On the Friday prior to the date of your booking request, you will receive an email and/or text message confirmation.  If you have not received this by the Friday afternoon, please call Verge Valet Collection Team on 6336 7223.

I’ve made my booking. When do I put my items out for collection?

Before putting anything out, wait for your Place Out Notification email and/or text message confirming the date your items will be collected. You will receive this on the Friday prior to your scheduled collection. Only place items on the verge 1-3 days before your scheduled collection date. Make sure it’s all ready by 7am on the day of your scheduled collection.

Collections are scheduled for Mondays in Mosman Park (except for Public Holidays, when collections will be on Tuesdays) and Tuesdays in Cottesloe. We recommend that you place items on the verge the day before your collection day. Prior to collection, please note that you are responsible for any items you place on the verge.

By placing your items out in the allocated time period, you are ensuring your items remain neat on the verge. This minimises disruption and allows your items to be delivered promptly to recycling and sorting facilities. If items are placed out too early, you may be asked to remove them. You also run the risk of not having your items collected and being fined for illegal dumping.

How do I set out my verge items for collection?

Please place your items neatly on your verge. Depending on the service you have booked, it is important to sort your waste into separate piles. This assists our Verge Valet collectors, who use different trucks, to pick up the different sorts of waste. This reduces contamination and maximises what can be recycled, reducing the quantity of waste going to landfill.

A guide to separating different types of verge items is shown below:

What items can I put out for collection?

This depends on the type of collection you have booked (bulk waste or green waste). Please see the Accepted Items for more details.

When booking, please remember to select the items that you will be placing on the verge, as this allows us to send the correct collection truck according to the waste type. While you can book a green waste and bulk waste collection for the same date, please note that this will use up both a bulk waste and green waste allocation.

How much waste can I put out?

Your bulk and/or green waste pile should not exceed three (3) cubic metres per pile. A pile that is larger than this will NOT be collected. Please refer to the graphic below that outlines the acceptable allocated size.

How much waste can I put out

Image courtesy City of Swan. 

What can I do with items that are not accepted by the Verge Valet service?

Items like tyres, glass, asbestos and household hazardous waste (such as paint, gas bottles, batteries, chemicals and flammable liquids) CANNOT be accepted through Verge Valet. These items can be dropped off at the West Metro Recycling Centre, located on the corner of Brockway Road and Lemnos Street Shenton Park. Fees and charges may apply. To find out more, please call the Verge Valet Hotline Service on 9384 6711 or read the Accepted Items list at the West Metro Recycling Centre.

Why were my verge items not collected?

There are several reasons why your items may have not been collected: Did you book a collection? Was the pile placed on your verge too big? Was the pile accessible?  Did you place the items where you said you would when you booked? Did you put your bulk waste out too early / too late? Was your bulk waste pile contaminated with non-acceptable items?

If any of these reasons apply, you will receive a notice in your letterbox outlining:

  • why your waste wasn’t collected;
  • instructions on what to do next;
  • details of who you can contact; and
  • a timeline for return collection.

For more information, call the Verge Valet Hotline on 9384 6711.

Is there a minimum amount that I need to put out?

No. Whether you have one item or a range of items, Verge Valet can cater to your requirements. Just ensure that the items are within the list of acceptable items and don’t exceed 3 cubic metres. When putting an item out for collection, please ensure that it is clearly visible to our Verge Valet Collection Team. You can do this by including location details in the Special Instructions section on the booking form. Please also specify the waste type you are putting out, so we can send the right truck to collect, recycle or safely dispose of your goods.

I have limited access at my property. Where do I put out my items?

If you don’t have a verge, or have limited access to the property, select the appropriate response in the Pick Up Location section on the online booking form. Then, provide specific details in the Special Instructions section of the booking form to specify where your items will be located. You can also call the Verge Valet Collection Team on 6336 7223 to discuss an alternative pick up point.

I don’t live in Mosman Park or Cottesloe. Can I book Verge Valet for my residence?

Not just yet, however we plan to expand! Right now, Verge Valet is only for Mosman Park and Cottesloe residents.

What can I do with items that are too good to dispose of?

Keep items in circulation by giving them a new home. If you think your item(s) may be of use to someone else, then consider the following alternatives:

  • Sell or advertise your item on local websites such as Gumtree, eBay and Facebook.
  • Join social media pages to buy, sell or pay it forward such as Buy Nothing Mosman Park North or South and Cottesloe North or South.
  • Contact your local charity by visiting giv.org.au.
  • Take part in the annual Garage Sale Trail which runs in October. This is Australia’s biggest national re-use event.

Is Verge Valet available to commercial properties?

Verge Valet is not available to businesses. If you’re a business, the West Metro Recycling Centre in Shenton Park offers disposal services. For more information, call the Recycling Centre on 9384 2544.

What if I cannot carry my items out to the verge?

If you are unable to lift heavy items by yourself, it is advisable to arrange for a friend, neighbour or family member to assist with placing items onto the verge prior to your scheduled collection.

Why do I need to remove doors from fridges and freezers?

To ensure the safety of others, please remove the doors from fridges and freezers, and place them adjacent to the appliance for collection.

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Questions? Please see our frequently asked questions or email vergevalet@wmrc.wa.gov.au