REJECT HAY SHIRE DECISION ON GARBAGE COLLECTION

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The Hay Shire Council voted at its last meeting to reject the tender of Handford Earthmoving in favour of CLEANAWAY for garbage collection in the Council for a six year period with a further four year option.

The change in garbage collection services threatens to send another 'local' business to the wall, and set up an Australia wide company with a monopoly in our Shire.

Handford Earthmoving has four full time employees, as well as another seven drivers who are engaged in casual driving.

Peter Handford has always been a good citizen of Hay.  He has provided an excellent garbage collection service, with reliability and thoroughness hallmarks of his business.

The loss of the Hay Shire Contract will inevitably lead to loss of local employment, and the sale of his Garbage collection trucks and bins, will ensure that CLEANAWAY will have a free run on any further collection tenders.

Who could not predict that CLEANAWAY, without the threat of opposition, not putting in an inflated tender in future contract negotiations.

It is TIME for our elected Councillors  to force a recission motion, and overturn the decision to grant the contract to an out of town contractor.  

Hay Shire Council’s Economic Development Unit is responsible for leading, managing and delivering Council’s strategies, policies and programs to promote the sustainable economic development of the Shire.

Hay Shire Council is a supportive Council with a ‘can do’ approach, and is strongly focused on assisting business growth to boost the local economy.

We are asking URGENT action by the elected Councillors to REVERSE the decision to award the GARBAGE collection contract to CLEANAWAY over local contractor HANDFORD EARTHMOVING



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