Better Practice Verge Collection Guidelines

There are a range of significant issues with vergeside collections such as increasing waste volumes, increasing costs, very low recovery rates and illegal disposal of material on the verge.

This project has been developed to assist Local Governments maximise the amount of material recovered through verge side collections (a.k.a. bulk waste collections). This project involves reviewing current approaches, and developing Better Practice Guidelines for verge collections.

This project has been funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.


WALGA has developed Better Practice Guidelines that aim to clearly identify better practice recovery solutions for verge side collections in order to maximise resource recovery and increase community engagement.

Better Practice Vergeside Collection Guidelines

July 2013 – June 2015

The Waste Authority has developed guidelines for Local Government that set out the key service characteristics and better practice benchmarks to support Local Government service consistency with the objectives and targets in the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030.

Guidelines for Local Government Vergeside and Drop-off Services

March 2022