Be Smart And Dump For Free Saturday And Sunday 4 And 5 December 2021

Thursday, 04 Nov 2021

Be Smart And Dump For Free Saturday And Sunday 4 And 5 December 2021 Have you just had a big clean out and have waste you need to dispose of? Do you need to have your own backyard blitz or clean out your home, shed or man cave? Why not do it for FREE!

The next Griffith City Council ‘Dump for Free’ weekend will be held on Saturday and Sunday 4 and 5 December 2021 at the Tharbogang Waste Management Centre and Yenda Waste Management Centre from 8am to 5pm.

Council’s Waste Operations Manager, Mr John Roser said it is important to note that this 'Dump for Free' weekend will be held under COVID-19 restrictions.

“Due to the changing restrictions, Council will keep the community updated closer to the event of any requirements by the NSW Government,” said Mr Roser.

"You can get the latest information via the NSW Health website at health.nsw.gov.au - but monitor our Facebook page for details surrounding the upcoming Dump for Free days."

If you have any flu like symptoms, or have travelled to any of the COVID-19 hotspots within 14 days please stay at home and do not attend any Council Facilities, including the Dump for Free weekend. 

Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said each year Council spends in excess of $40,000 cleaning up waste from the roadside due to illegal dumping and the Dump for Free weekends are one way Council are trying to address the issue.

“The ‘Dump for Free’ day was an initiative of Council to address some of the illegal dumping throughout the LGA and to assist residents in the disposal of their Bulky Waste,” said Councillor Dal Broi.

“The weekends have proven to be a massive success with close to 1200 residents using the Tharbogang and Yenda service during the same event held last 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 and is capped at 2 standard loads per household. We will only accept 4 car tyres per load and no commercial or ag tyres will be 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.

Remember to take advantage of the free Community Recycling Centre (CRC) located at the Tharbogang Waste Management Facility.

“The Community Recycling Centre is a permanent drop-off centre for common household problem wastes that can’t be collected via council kerbside waste and recycling collection services,” said Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi.

“Griffith and surrounds householders can drop off problem wastes at the Tharbogang Waste Management Facility all year round, free of charge – take advantage of this great service at any time and help your local environment.”

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.
 

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