Possible Hold On Rural Waste Collection Service In Murrumbidgee

Written by: The Griffith Phoenix


Murrumbidgee Mayor Ruth McRae

Murrumbidgee Council has decided to put the proposal for rural waste collection on hold after research has shown the service is not presently feasible.

The decision was made after a recent survey of all rural landholders showed that around 354 farmhouses were currently in use.

As a result, the council has decided to shelve the proposal for rural waste collection and revisit it in three years’ time.

Murrumbidgee Council Mayor, Ruth McRae said while they were very enthusiastic to improve waste management practices across the whole council area, the cost of providing the service is too high at this stage.

She assured residents that although the proposal was being put on hold for the time being, the council remained open to revisiting the idea in the future or investigating other options.

“An alternative option is transfer stations at select locations in the rural community if this is feasible,” Mayor McRae said.

“Rural waste collection is one of a suite of improvements the council is implementing to waste management.

“This includes the introduction of organics collection across the whole council area and recycling collection for Jerilderie residents, both of which commenced in July last year.”

She also said that community input was invaluable and thanked community members who participated in the survey.

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