Councils split on hard rubbish collection

Neighbouring Councils Barossa Council and Light Regional Council will offer very different levels of hard rubbish disposal to their residents this month.

Last week Light Regional Council promoted kerbside hard rubbish collections to a limited number of residents. In the same week, Barossa Council announced half price dumping for two days in November.

While Light Regional Council ratepayers can ask for free hard rubbish pickups, ratepayers in the Barossa Council will have to travel to the Springton Transfer Station between 9am and 3pm on November 10 and 24 to be able to dump their waste at half price. 

Light Regional Council

Light Regional Council residents are are encouraged to contact Solo on 82955077, email wingfield.customerservice@solo.com.au or see Council’s website to organise a pick-up.

The Council emphasised that there was only a limited number of residential kerbside waste collections available to Light Regional Council ratepayers.

Barossa Council

Residents must visit the Springton Transfer Station between 9am and 3pm on Saturday November 10 and Saturday November 24 to get the half price deal.

A number of conditions also apply to the two days of half-price waste disposal -

Vehicles permitted for half the normal cost will include:

  • Car boot loads, station wagons, and utes and trailers to 6x4
  • Utes and trailers exceeding the water level
  • Large trailers exceeding water level but not exceeding 700kg
  • Multi axle trailers exceeding 700kg but not commercial vehicles

Mattresses and gas cylinders will be included at half price.

Clean fill and rubble, bricks etc. will not be included at half price.

Residents should also note that proof of identification will be required on the day.

If a total fire ban is declared on either of these days Springton Transfer Station will not operate.