|8 October 2018
Following the success of last year’s initiative, Wattle Range Council residents can again dispose of their green waste free of charge as an incentive to prepare for the upcoming fire danger season.
Throughout October and November, users of this free service at Council’s facilities will only need to prove their status as a resident or ratepayer by presenting a current rates notice or driver’s licence, to dispose of approved green waste without using any waste vouchers
“It’s that time of year again where property owners need to prepare for the fire danger season,” Chief Executive Officer, Ben Gower said. “Council is providing this free green waste incentive to encourage the community to tidy up and reduce their fuel load before the fire season is upon us”
Loads of domestic green waste, including tree limbs and branches, grass clippings and weeds can be deposited. No painted or treated timber can be included. A waste disposal voucher will need to be presented if other waste is contained in a load.
Green waste will be accepted at the Millicent and Penola resource recovery centres and Beachport waste transfer station.
Meanwhile, Council’s Community Mulch program continues, with all green waste received at the waste transfer stations being ground up to become mulch for use in public parks and gardens.
Residents and community groups are also able to collect garden mulch free of charge in Millicent, Penola and Beachport.
Details including Community Mulch Day dates are available on Council’s website www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/wasteinitiatives.
For further information please contact:
Ben Gower, Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (08) 8733 0900