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Free Greens Disposal Days Offered in Pirie

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Port Pirie Regional Council are offering a Free Greens Disposal Day, ahead of Fire Danger Season.

This Sunday residents will have the opportunity to get their properties ready for the fast-approaching fire danger season, by clearing their yards.

The Port Pirie Waste Transfer Station will be open between 10am – 2pm and the Crystal Brook Waste Transfer Station will be open between 2.30 – 5.30pm, with multiple loads accepted at both sites.

Locals are reminded to be aware that this does not include noxious weeds such as Caltrop, boxthorn and three corner jack, these weeds must be placed into a bag and disposed in red general waste bins.

According to Council, Residents are required under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 to take reasonable steps to reduce the spread of fire throughout their land and to protect assets, so Council has implemented these free disposal days as an opportunity for residents to do so at no cost.

Fire danger season property preparedness tips:

  • Slash or mow undergrowth (grasses and weeds) within 20 meters of dwellings and
  • other structures and fire breaks around the property’s boundaries.
  • Clear gutters of accumulated leaf litter.
  • Trim or modify vegetation to ensure clearance of structures, not up against walls or
  • overhanging, remove ladder fuels (between knee to eye) to keep fire on the ground.
  • Remove other accumulated dead vegetation (fallen leaves, bark etc.) from around assets.

For further advice on fire prevention or to arrange a site visit, please contact Council’s Fire Prevention Officer on 8633 9736.

If locals are unable to attend a Free Greens Disposal Day on the above mentioned dates due to work commitments, you can contact Council on8633 9720.

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