If you’re wondering what to do with the rubbish after your spring clean, Griffith City Council is opening the gates of the tip to help out.
Dumping rubbish at the Tharbogang Waste Management Centre will be free on October 6 and 7, and it will be free at the Yenda Waste Management Centre on October 7.
Mayor John Dal Broi said the ‘Dump for Free’ weekend was 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 (local government area) and also assists residents in the disposal of their Bulky Waste,” Councillor Dal Broi said.
“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,” he said.
Around 1300 residents took advantage of the ‘Dump for Free’ weekend in March this year.
Council’s waste operations manager John Roser said residents can dispose of two standard loads per household.
“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.
Each household will be able to dump four car tyres, but not any commercial or agricultural tyres.
“We’ve also got the Community Recycling Centre, which is a permanent drop-off centre at the Tharbogang Waste Management Facility,” Mr Roser said.
“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.”