Hard rubbish collection begins in Murray Bridge

Hard (rubbish) time: Murray Bridge residents can now have their bulky waste taken away once per year. Photo: Rural City of Murray Bridge/Facebook.
Hard (rubbish) time: Murray Bridge residents can now have their bulky waste taken away once per year. Photo: Rural City of Murray Bridge/Facebook.

Murray Bridge's new hard rubbish collection service is up and running.

Every resident of the rural city with a kerbside bin is now entitled to get rid of one load of bulky waste – furniture, appliances, building supplies and so on – per year.

Residents can arrange the collection of up to two cubic metres of rubbish from their homes by booking two weeks in advance, or request a voucher that entitles them to dump a six by four trailer-load at the Brinkley waste transfer station.

Hard rubbish for collection must be put out after 6pm and will be collected at 6am on the arranged morning.

Twenty-seven residents took advantage of the service in the first nine days after its opening on November 20.

  • More information, including a complete list of permitted items: www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au/hardwaste or 8539 1100.
  • Book a collection: 8375 2060.

Permitted items

  • Appliances
  • Bikes or lawnmowers
  • Blinds and curtains
  • Floor coverings, guttering or wooden off-cuts (up to two metres)
  • Furniture
  • Scrap metal (boxed) or iron
  • Wire, rope and hoses (bundled)

Unacceptable items

  • Ammunition, explosives or gas bottles
  • Car batteries
  • Clothes
  • Bricks, rocks, concrete or building materials
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Liquids or chemicals
  • Glass
  • Tyres and car parts