EEN gardeners are being encouraged to deposit green waste on the kerb outside their houses in the lead-up to Orange City Council’s upcoming garden organics clean-up.
Council director of enterprise services Stephen Sykes said the annual event will be the last major green clean-up before the introduction of green bins in July next year.
“The service will allow the community to continue to clean- up green waste and is just one of a range of [council] services provided to the community at large,” he said.
Mr Sykes said in the lead-up to the green bin rollout next year, people could also deliver unwanted domestic green waste to Orange’s resource recovery centre in Ophir Road.
Orange residents are reminded to deposit their green waste on the Sunday prior to the week their recycling is collected, with waste pickups scheduled for November 5 and 12.
There are some restrictions on the amount of waste to be deposited, with items not to exceed two cubic metres or more than one standard level box trailer.
Garden waste can include pruning, leaves, lawn clippings and untreated timber.
Lawns clippings and loose vegetation must be left in sturdy cardboard boxes, however other garden materials must be tied securely with rope or string into bundles and must be of a manageable size for two people to lift.
Loose items and items in plastic bags, including woven poly bags, will not be collected.