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Flood-waste management program

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Flood-waste management program
Published 18 November 2016
 Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) has engaged waste management teams from Rawtec to visit flood-affected primary production properties in the Gawler River flood area.

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) has engaged waste management teams from Rawtec to visit flood-affected primary production properties in the Gawler River flood area. They will help assess what waste, as a result of the flooding, can be removed.

Following assessment, PIRSA will coordinate the removal and disposal of flood waste from the properties.

Where practicable and safe to do so, please separate and pile the rubbish into the following categories: • Green waste (e.g. destroyed crops)

• Recyclable waste (e.g. plastic growing tubs, dripper pipes, glass)

• General waste (e.g. non-recyclables like bricks and building materials, mix of above )

• Hazardous waste* (e.g. asbestos, pesticides, solvents, batteries)

* Note that hazardous waste will be removed as a separate process coordinated by Green Industries SA. Flood waste assessors are able to provide this information when they visit.

To ensure we can collect your rubbish, piles must be located in an accessible area on your property (at a safe distance from public roads).

Large quantities of topsoil are not eligible for removal as part of this program.

Hazardous waste can also be disposed of for free at Green Industries SA at Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek from 9am to 12pm the first Tuesday of each month.

To register your interest or discuss the flood waste removal program please call 8207 7847 or visit the Gawler River Flood Management Recovery Centre at the Virginia Horticulture Centre, Old Port Wakefield Road, Virginia.