Waste facility safe for now

Concerns the Cleanaway waste facility on Pine Drive, Nuriootpa, is set to shut its gates have been hosed down by its owners.

Local waste collectors raised their concerns earlier this week amid speculation the facility would close its gates in May.

One waste collector who has been utilising the facility for nine years told the Herald he feared the effect a potential closure could have on small businesses in the community.

However, a Cleanaway spokesperson said no such decision had been made.

The spokesperson said Cleanaway was constantly reviewing its numerous operations and “no final decision had been made at this point in time”.