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Here's something that should give you motivation to do some spring cleaning - Dump for Free is back!

With spring now in full swing, the Dump for Free weekend is a great opportunity to clean out your shed or garage and tidy up around the house.

Griffith City Council will host the next free dump weekend on Saturday 6 October and Sunday 7 October for Tharbogang Waste Management Centre from 8am to 5pm and at the Yenda Waste Management Centre on Sunday 7 October from 8am to 5pm.

Griffith Mayor, John Dal Broi, said the Dump for Free weekends were held to help residents keep their homes and the city clean.

“The Dump for Free initiative helps us address some of the illegal dumping throughout the LGA and also assists residents in the disposal of their Bulky Waste,” Cr Dal Broi said.

“The Dump for Free weekends are always popular with more than 1,300 residents using the Tharbogang and Yenda service during the last event in March this year.

“Residents who want to take advantage of the free entry at the Tharbogang and Yenda facilities can dispose of general domestic waste including garden rubbish, mixed recyclables and general waste.”

Council’s Waste Operations Manager, Mr John Roser advises that residents can dispose of two (2) standard loads per household and that includes four (4) car tyres per load with no commercial or ag tyres accepted.

“A standard load is the equivalent of a ute/car and trailer combo, or just a ute or car load. It is important to note that no asbestos will be accepted over this weekend,” Mr Roser said.

 “We’ve also got the Community Recycling Centre, which is a permanent drop-off centre at the Tharbogang Waste Management Facility. It’s for common household problem wastes that can’t be collected via Council kerbside waste and recycling collection services.

“The CRC can accept paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, motor oils, other oil, car and household batteries, smoke detectors and fluro globes/tubes. The Centre can be accessed 7 days per week, 8am – 5pm.

Residents are reminded to secure their loads when travelling to the Tharbogang and Yenda Waste Management Centres.