Waste Depots and Transfer Stations
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has imposed strict conditions on the disposal of waste in South Australia. The Hawker Waste Depot will continue to operate in the short term as a landfill under a Landfill Environmental Management Plan (LEMP) The Quorn Waste Depot has been converted to a waste transfer station (partial funding from Zero Waste) where all waste is recycled and transported off-site in bulk.
Council highlighted back in its 2009/10 and 2010/11 Annual Business Plans that all Council waste services will be financed by a user pays system of fees. Council approved as part of the 2012/13 Annual Business Plan and Budget a new schedule of fees for both the Hawker and Quorn Waste Depots. Waste Depot Fees can be found in the Fees and Charges 2012/13 list
Quorn Operating Hours Hawker Operating Hours
Wednesday - 1.00pm until 4.00pm Wednesday - 8.30am until 11.30am
Sunday - 8.00am until 12.00noon Sunday - 1.30pm until 4.30pm
Quorn Transfer Station
The new Quorn Transfer Station commenced operation on the 2nd August 2011. The ability to land fill at Quorn waste depot has now ceased and Council's EPA Licence #312 reflects these changes. The transfer station structure contains 3 large bins which will be signed, to which waste goes in what bin. The depot operator will assist you in identifying this. The separate areas for timber, green waste, construction and demolition and steel will remain on the ground as is the situation currently.
Local Recycling Businesses
It is important to note Kevin Wedding (Ph: 0428 447 673) will pay for scrap steel, whitegoods and vehicle batteries and he will also receive used cooking oil. Hawker Recyclers (Ph: 86484041 Mb: 0423 657 273) receive cans, bottles and drink cartons with 10 cent deposit. Quorn Recycling (Ph: 8648 6749) also receive recycle cans, bottles and drink cartons with 10 cent deposit. Please consider contacting these businesses as they should be supported. Anything you deliver to the waste depots is a cost to you.
Waste Must Be Sorted
It is important to remember the waste you bring to either the Hawker waste depot or Quorn transfer station must be sorted, as penalties will be placed on Council for contaminated waste. The depot operator has the right to refuse any waste not sorted. Waste will only be received from the Council district, and the depot operator may ask for proof of residence.
E waste is not currently accepted, but Council is trying to arrange a drop-off service.
Free Dumping Vouchers
All ratepayers including out of town residents have received water marked vouchers with their 2012-2013 rates notice, which contain 6 free green waste vouchers and 1 hard waste voucher. These can be used at any time during the year from the 1st July 2012 until 31st July 2013 in normal depot operating hours. The voucher is for a day and can be used multiple times that day whilst the depot is open. However it is restricted to trailers no larger than tandem size. No farm equipment or building and renovation material accepted. The restrictions and Hawker and Quorn waste depot operating hours are on the back of the vouchers for ease of reference.
Hard Waste Pick Up
This year the hard waste town pick will be restricted to the elderly, disabled and self funded retirees who are unable to attend the waste depots, and these persons will be required to use their hard waste voucher for the pre arranged pick up day.
The Hawker waste depot will continue to operate as a landfill with the current restrictions and operating hours. Details of Quorn transfer station hours of operation, charges and materials accepted and not accepted were included in a special newsletter for your information and in the Waste Management Information Leaflet.
Kerbside Waste Collection and Recycling Service
The Flinders Ranges Council kerbside waste collection and recycling service commenced on Friday 5th February 2010 with the first waste collection for both Quorn and Hawker.
The first recycling collection was on Friday 12th February 2010 for both Quorn and Hawker. Bins are to be out by 5.00am at the latest.
Collection days are Thursdays weekly for "household waste" and Wednesdays fortnightly for "recyclables".
- Collection dates for the 2012-13 year are here.
- A recycling guide can be found here.
- Waste Management Information Leaflet can be found here.
Further information on what can and cannot be recycled can be obtained from Zero Waste SA website: www.zerowaste.sa.gov.au