Gawler River Floodplain 2016 Flood Waste Recovery Program

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is coordinating a flood waste removal program for those primary producers who were affected by the Gawler River Floodplain floods which occurred between 28 September and 5 October 2016.

PIRSA has visited affected properties across the area and discussed with primary producers what waste, as a result of the flooding, can be removed. The removal of waste has now begun.

Where practicable and safe to do so, please separate and pile waste into the following categories:

  • Green waste - e.g. destroyed crops.
  • Recyclable waste - e.g. plastic growing tubs, dripper pipes, glass.
  • General waste - e.g. non-recyclables like bricks and building materials, mix of above waste.
  • Hazardous waste* - e.g. asbestos, pesticides, solvents, batteries.

* Please note that hazardous waste will be removed as a separate process coordinated by Green Industries SA. Flood waste assessors are able to provide information on this when they visit.

Piles must be located in an accessible area on your property at a safe distance from public roads to ensure we can collect your rubbish.

Large quantities of topsoil, household waste or hard rubbish are not eligible for removal as part of this program.

Hazardous waste can also be disposed of for free at Green Industries SA at Magazine Rd and Henschke St, Dry Creek from 9am to 12pm the first Tuesday of every month.

Affected landholders are reminded that a grant of up to $10,000 (exclusive of GST) is available for eligible primary producer businesses to cover any additional costs of the clean-up and waste removal.

Grant application forms and guidelines are on the Gawler River Floodplain 2016 Flood Recovery Grants page

Information sheet

Media Release


Phone: PIRSA hotline on 08 8207 7847
Visit: Gawler River Flood Management Recovery Centre at the Virginia Horticulture Centre, Old Port Wakefield Rd, Virginia

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Page Last Reviewed: 13 Dec 2016
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