Start your spring cleaning with Free Tip Day on Saturday 20 August

Published: 17 Aug 2016 4:19pm

Released 16 August 2016

The City of Wagga Wagga's next Free Tip Day is Saturday 20 August – just in time to start your spring cleaning.

Mark the date in your calendar and bring your household rubbish, garden waste and mixed recyclables down to the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre (GWMC) from 7am to 4.30pm.

"With spring just around the corner, this Free Tip Day is a great opportunity to clean out your shed or garage and clean up around the house," Manager Waste and Stormwater Services Geoff Veneris said.

"Free Tip Days complement the City of Wagga Wagga's normal service, which includes more materials that can be disposed of for free every day due to increased recycling capability at GWMC."

Televisions, computers and computer equipment can be disposed of for free, not just on Free Tip Day, but every day that the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre is open, as part of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. This offer is available to householders and small businesses only.

"You can also dispose of polystyrene for free all year round at GWMC," Mr Veneris said.

"Council can reprocess it on-site for reuse into a range of recycled products."

Special wastes such as tyres, builders waste, refrigerative items, mattresses and gas bottles are not included in the free disposal day and will be charged as per normal fees and charges. Free disposal is limited to cars, vans, utes and single axle trailers only.

For more information and a full list of fees and charges, visit Council's website or phone 1300 292 442.