The free waste dockets which Council has formerly provided with the annual rates notice will not be continued in the 2018/2019 financial year. With the adoption of the Operational Plan and Budget at the May 2018 Ordinary Meeting, Council resolved to discontinue the free waste dockets as they presented administrative difficulties for waste staff and there are many households in the community who could not utilise them.
Instead, Council is offering the option for all residents of the Tenterfield Shire to dispose of their waste for free at any of Council’s Transfer Stations for one week.
Commencing Monday, 23 July 2018 and concluding Sunday, 29 July 2018, the free waste days will operate during routine opening hours.
Disposal of waste during Free Waste Week will require proof of residency, such that only inhabitants of our Shire are able to use the service.
The second free waste week will be held in the last week in January 2019.
General domestic waste only will be accepted and excludes those items specifically listed in Council’s Fees & Charges Schedule such as tyres, vehicle bodies, engine oil, chemicals, furniture including mattresses, white goods and asbestos.
Media Release Contact: Terry Dodds on 02 6736 6000.