We're going green
From July 2021 we’re going green with a mandatory green organics service in an effort to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. As of 30 June 2020, 49.5% of properties are subscribed to the current green organic waste services, so we're already halfway there!
What going green means for you
Green organic services will be mandatory in the townships of Angaston, Eden Valley, Lyndoch, Mount Pleasant, Moculta, Nuriootpa, Penrice, Sandy Creek, Springton, Stockwell, Tanunda, and Williamstown, with the option to opt-out of the service if you meet the assessment criteria and conditions^
Costs for the services are yet to be determined, however, current costs in 2020-2021 are $53. The day and frequency of green organic bin pick-ups are also being investigated, with a decision to be made at the April 2021 Council meeting.
Already receive the green organic service?
If you're a property owner and already have a green organic bin, there will only be a minor change to the service, with bins being collected on a weekday rather than the weekend.
The service day will align with your general waste service collection. The service will continue to be provided on a fortnightly basis at this stage.
You won't be issued with an additional green bin when the service becomes mandatory and therefore you’re not required to apply for an exemption.
Once green organic services become mandatory you'll no longer be able to simply cancel the green organic service as you currently can, and instead, you’ll be required to complete a request to be exempt from the service.
If you're a tenant currently paying for the optional service, you'll no longer be billed as the cost will become the responsibility of the ratepayer.
Apply to opt-out
If you believe you meet the assessment criteria and conditions^ for the exemption and you'd like to express interest in opting-out of the mandatory service, you can do so by filling out the form below.
Please note that submitting the form does not guarantee you automatic exemption from the mandatory green organic service as each request is individually assessed. Please allow 10 working days for your application to be assessed
^Assessment criteria and conditions
- A property is eligible for the Green Organic Service exception if the property is within the designated
mandatory collection route
- Photographic evidence of a suitable composting system (compost pile or bay, static or tumbling compost bins) will be required for the service exemption to be considered.
- A signed Statutory Declaration stating that green waste is managed through other means and will not be placed in general waste bin is to be included with the application.
- You must be the property owner or rate payer to put forward an application for the Green Organic Service Exemption.
- An application for the Green Organic Service Exemption does not guarantee that a service exemption will be applied to the property.
- You are required to notify Council if your circumstances change, this includes moving from your current premises.
- In the event that a property is sold, the Green Organic service exemption will be revoked, charges will be reinstated on the rates notice and a Green Organic bin will be delivered to the property
- Bins that are assigned to the property must not be removed from the property when there is a change of tenants or sale of the property. All bins remain the property of SOLO Resource Recovery.