Free green waste drop-off days planned at Brinkley depot

The Murray Bridge council will extend a special offer to residents this weekend.

Gardeners with excess lawn clippings, leaves or small branches will be able to dump them for free at a series of upcoming drop-off days at the Brinkley Waste and Recycling Facility.

Murray Bridge residents will be able to save up to $45 per trailer-load between 7am and 4pm this Friday and 10am-3pm on Saturday.

People can bring clippings, prunings, leaves and branches up to 10 centimetres in diameter in trailers of any size up to eight by five feet, and return as many times as they like, so long as they bring proof that they live in the council district.

The offer will be repeated on September 4-5 and November 20-21.

Council assets and infrastructure general manager Heather Barclay said the initiative would give people an incentive to reduce fuel loads ahead of the next bushfire season.

It would also reduce illegal dumping.

"While working from home and self-isolating during the pandemic, many people have rediscovered a love of backyard gardening and growing their own veggies," she said.

"Along with a fresh flush of weeds kick-started by recent rains, many people find themselves with an abundance of green organic waste at the moment, so this is a perfect time to launch the first of our free clean green organic waste drop-off days."

Green waste collected at Brinkley is turned into mulch and used to maintain public parks and gardens.

Note: An earlier version of this article gave an incorrect starting time on Saturday. Photo: Rural City of Murray Bridge.