SHIRE of Murray residents will enjoy free access to the district’s two transfer stations in an effort to decrease illegal dumping and reduce clutter.
The amended services, effective from September 1, will be available to residents owning or renting property receiving a weekly waste service and replaces the current tip pass system.
Shire president Maree Reid said the initiative was introduced to provide residents with the chance to improve the general amenity of the region and reduce financial and environmental costs associated with illegal dumping.
Access to the Corio Road, Ravenswood and Holyoake Road, Dwellingup stations will be monitored by property identification passes which will be attached to eligible ratepayers’ rates notices.
Residents renting can collect an identification pass from the council offices while residents owning or renting who do not receive a weekly waste service can buy a pass.
Proof of residents is required in both cases.
Transfer station entry is restricted to household quantities only and fees will apply for excess quantities and when identification passes are not presented.
The hard and green waste collections will continue as usual.
Residents with a 240L recycle bin can also upgrade their bin to a 360L recycle bin for a one-off fee of $40.
An application form is available for download from the shire’s website.