Wattle Range Council hosted its first free community mulch day for 2020 at the Millicent Saleyards on Sunday, 21 June.
Residents showed their enthusiasm for the return of the popular waste initiative and collected a record amount of 125 trailer loads of mulch on the day. Well exceeding last year’s average of 74 trailer loads per session held. “With some slight changes to previous years due to social distancing measures in place, it was a successful day,” Council’s Director Engineering Services, Peter Halton stated.
“The free community mulch days have occurred since 2016 as a waste initiative to divert the community’s garden waste from landfill. All green waste disposed of by residents at Councils waste facilities is tub-grinded with timber to develop the product,” Mr Halton explained.
“An improvement in the process this year is combining only ‘clean’ timber such as wooden pallets, reducing debris in the final product from painted/laminated timber items,” he added.
Residents will have the opportunity to attend the next session on 19 July 2020 in Millicent, with additional days to be held on the 3rd Sunday of every month until November. Penola will host them every 4th Sunday of every second month, commencing on 26 July 2020.
Further information on mulch days including dates, disclaimer forms and locations can be found at www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/wasteinitiatives or contacting Council on 8733 0900.
For further information please contact:
Peter Halton, Director Engineering Services
Telephone: (08) 8733 0901