Important information about Queensland fruit fly and spring green waste verge side collection
Important information about Queensland fruit fly
Following the detection of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) in Como, a Quarantine Area (QA) applying to all or parts of Como, Karawara, South Perth, Kensington and Bentley, as well as Curtin University, came into effect on 5 May 2018.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development are managing the outbreak and are urging residents and gardening contractors in the QA to correctly dispose of fruit, vegetables and green waste to help stop the spread of the destructive pest.
All green waste must be stripped of fruit and vegetables prior to disposal, and fruit must remain on site and be disposed of according the disposal guidelines.
- Seal fruit and vegetables in a heavy-duty black plastic bag and place in direct sunlight for three days. The bag can then be placed in the normal rubbish bin.
- Restrictions are expected to remain in place until at least November 2018.
- Advice to residents and map of the QA is available at agric.wa.gov.au/qflyupdate.
Residents who suspect they have seen fruit flies, can call the Pest and Disease Information Service on 9368 3080 and send photos via the MyPestGuide Reporter app or email
Spring green waste verge side collection
The City’s Spring Green Waste Verge Side collection will commence on 27 August and run until 1 October.
Please note, if you live within the Queensland fruit fly Quarantine Area all green waste must be stripped of fruit and vegetables prior to disposal, and fruit must remain on site and be disposed of according the guidelines (as above).
For the Green Waste Collection, the City will collect a maximum of three cubic metres per premise consisting of uncontaminated green/garden waste, tree prunings/branches with a maximum length of 1.5m.
To find out when collection will commence in your suburb visit www.southperth.wa.gov.au/waste.
- Phone 9474 0777
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