Moree council dumps domestic waste charges for residents

IN an effort to combat illegal dumping and inspire environmental thinking, residents in Moree will now be able to dispose of domestic waste free of charge at the Moree Waste Management Facility.

Moree Plains Shire Council made the decision last week to literally dump domestic waste charges from the beginning of the new financial year.

General manager Lester Rogers explained that Council is encouraging reuse, recycling and resource recovery of waste prior to it ending up in landfill.CoverLoad

“The idea behind ‘free disposal of domestic waste’ is to ensure people don’t dump rubbish in bush land and open spaces which impacts on our local communities, the environment and is costly to clean up,” Mr Rogers said.

“We want people to sort their loads before coming to the waste facility because so much of our waste can actually be recycled or composted, instead of going to landfill.”

The Moree Waste Management Facility has been designed with various drop-off points to boost recycling of chemical containers, white goods, tyres, wood, metals, green waste/organics, e-waste, motor oil and batteries.

And once residents are at the centre, they can pick up mulch and compost for the garden – which is also free.

Council is continuing with the popular kerbside bulky waste clean-up, which residents can dispose of large items twice a year (usually in March and August).  To take advantage of the next bulky waste clean-up service, householders must contact the Waste Hotline on 1300 736 719 by the end of July – no booking, no pick up.