In The Courier this week
Hahndorf strongman Daniel Roberts, centre, was instrumental in his side’s grand final win kicking two final quarter goals from spectacular marks when the pressure was at its peak. The Hahndorf Football Club completed a rare turnaround on Saturday when it won the Division 1 Hills Football League grand final.
Waste pick-up every two weeks
Alexandrina Council residents will have their general waste collected fortnightly under a plan to increase recycling rates and slash waste disposal costs.
The new scheme, to be introduced in the 2016/17 financial year, will see kerbside waste collections (blue bins) scaled back to once every two weeks while recycling (yellow) and green waste collections will be increased from once a month to fortnightly.
Introducing the new system is expected to cost $155,465 over the first year.
It is hoped fortnightly collections will cut the amount of general waste sent to landfill resulting in long-term savings for the council, which currently pays $80 per tonne in landfill fees including a $28.50 State Government levy which is set to rise by almost 9% in 2016/17.
Also in this week’s issue
- Influential woman: Woodside Cheese Wrights founder and head cheesemaker Kris Lloyd has been named the nation’s most influential woman in business.
- Freeway probe: Truck drivers who exceed the 60km/h speed limit for heavy vehicles on the freeway down track by more than 10km/h could face dangerous driving charges under proposed laws.
- Bear Grilles: The tough nature of a Hills koala which survived being struck by a car travelling 100km/h and being wedged in its grille has captured worldwide attention.
- Young inventor: A simple cap created by a Hills student that tells the wearer when they are nearing an obstacle could transform life for the visually impaired.
- Native grasses: A stretch of road verge 5m wide and 50m long has become a test plot for fast tracking the removal of phalaris and replanting with native grasses that stay low and green through summer.
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