Murray Bridge ratepayers will receive six free organic waste drop days as part of preparations for the next Fire Danger Season.
The initiative is being introduced by the Rural City of Murray Bridge after it looked into the option of drop-off days following the bushfires which impacted Rockleigh last summer.
Council assets and infrastructure general manager Heather Barclay said the program would also coincide with the extra time being spent in gardens across the council area because of COVID-19 restrictions.
"While working from home and self-isolating during the pandemic, many people have rediscovered a love of backyard gardening and growing their own veggies," Ms Barclay said.
"Along with a fresh flush of weeds kick started by recent rains, many people find themselves with an abundance of green organic waste at the moment, so this is a perfect time to launch the first of our free Clean Green Organic Waste Drop Off Days."
She said the drop-off days would complement the council's fortnightly kerbside green waste collection and would help minimise illegal dumping.
"The green waste will be turned into mulch which has other positive effects benefits for our environment," Ms Barclay said.
Acceptable items can include grass clippings, leaves, pruned and small branches up to 100mm in diameter.
The six drop-off days are scheduled in May, September and November at the Brinkley Waste and Recycling Facility, and are subject to state and federal government pandemic advice.
The scheduled days are:
- Friday, May 29, from 7am to 4pm
- Saturday, May 30, from 10am to 3pm
- Friday, September 4, from 7am to 4pm
- Saturday, September 5, from 10am to 3pm
- Friday, November 20, from 7am to 4pm
- Saturday, November 21, from 10am to 3pm
Proof of residency will be required on presentation to the facility.
Loads will be limited to trailers up to and including 8ft x 5ft, but unlimited visits are allowed on the open days.
For more information phone 8532 6385, email email@example.com or visit murraybridge.sa.gov.au