As an incentive to prepare for the upcoming fire danger season, Wattle Range Council residents can dispose of their green waste without using any waste vouchers.
Throughout October and November, users of this free green waste 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.
“Council believes this initiative will be an incentive for property owners to prepare well in advance of the fire season,” Mayor Peter Gandolfi said. “It’s too late to clean up when a fire is coming.”
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.