Every Kyogle Council ratepayer will get at least one free trip to the tip this year.
For the second year in a row, Council has sent out a free waste voucher with annual rates notices to every ratepayer in the local government area.
The waste voucher entitles the holder to dispose of one load (in a small vehicle and trailer or a ute) of general waste up to 300kg or five small loads of up to 60kgs.
The waste vouchers can be used at the Kyogle landfill or the Woodenbong, Bonalbo or Mallanganee waste transfer stations.
Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland said the waste vouchers were good news for all ratepayers, including those who were struggling to cope with the financial and emotional impacts of the ongoing drought.
“The waste vouchers allow people to dispose of excess waste in a responsible way at no cost – it’s one less thing they have to worry about,” Cr Mulholland said.
“The waste vouchers have the added benefit of reducing illegal dumping.
“As a Council, we encourage people to recycle where possible, but where that’s not possible these vouchers offer the community the means to dispose of un-recyclable material for free.”