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Hard Waste Trial Reminder

The Town of Gawler is reminding eligible residents that the hard waste trial for concession card holders is currently underway.

“Over 100 Gawler residences have taken-up this free service since January, with new registrations being received on a daily basis. We expect registrations to continue over the coming weeks. I encourage all eligible residents to get in early to secure a free service” said Mayor Redman

To be eligible to apply for the Hard Waste Trial you must be a Town of Gawler resident and Australian Government Pensioner Concession Card holder in receipt of one of the following payments from the Commonwealth Government:
· Age Pension
· Bereavement Allowance
· Carer Payment
· Disability Support Pension

The Hard Waste Trial is limited to 460 services on a first-in basis, with each property able to dispose of up to 2 cubic metres of eligible material, or one 2.1m x 1.5m x 2.0m single-axle (caged) trailer load.

Successful applicants will have the ability to choose to have up to 2 cubic metres of eligible hard waste material collected from their property on a predetermined collection day, or drop-off one 2.1m x 1.5m x 2.0m single-axle (caged) trailer load to either:

  • NAWMA Resource Recovery Centre on Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North (Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm or Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm),
  • Eco Waste Solution 101 Kelly Road, Willaston (Monday to Friday 7am-5pm or Saturday 9am to 2pm)

While the Hard Waste Trial is limited to specific Australian Government Pensioner Concession Card holders, the information collected will be used to inform Council in its deliberations about the provision of such a service to the wider Gawler community” - said Mayor Redman.

The material that can be disposed of via the Hard Waste Trial included items such as:
· Furniture including carpets (must be rolled up) and mattresses.
· Refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dishwashers & small kitchen appliances.
· Domestic household Items: e.g. toys, bikes, empty clean paint tins (with lids removed), car rims (not tyres) and other scrap metal.
· Electronic items (anything with a cord).

“The hard waste trial has been designed to complement Council’s existing community waste management system by providing a service that caters for the more bulky household items” - said Mayor Redman.

For more information, including the terms and condition and how to apply to be part of the Hard Waste Trial, please refer to The Hard Waste Program or alternatively contact Council on 8522 9211.