Visitors and Campers
The Murray River and other waterways, friendly and relaxed rural atmosphere and warm climate attract tens of thousands of visitors to the Moira Shire each year. It is for this reason that visitors and locals to our Murray River and other parks and visitor attractions need to be aware of the potential their impact can have on the precious environment.
Moira Shire Council encourages recycling and re-use where possible and asks that visitors leave minimal impact and disturbance to the beaches, bush land, parks and gardens and along the majestic Murray River.
Bags of rubbish can be deposited during opening hours at the Municipal Landfill and any of Council’s transfer stations. Items that can be recycled are plastics marked 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 R and RR, paper, cardboard, tin cans, milk cartons and glass bottles to name a few. The transfer station operators can help, if required.
Ten Tips for Responsible Rubbish and Recycling Disposal
- Pack recyclable packaged foods - Cans, 1, 2, 3 recycle plastics.
- Pack re-usable utensils that can be washed and taken home.
- Reduce the amount of plastic bags used - bring a container for recycled items.
- Use personal ashtrays and dispose of cigarette butts responsibly.
- Ask for directions to the nearest waste transfer station from your camp site.
- Take your rubbish and recyclables with you when you go into town for supplies and dispose of at the waste transfer station.
- Leave the area you have visited in the same condition, if not better, than you found it. “Clean = Clean”
- Remind others in the area of correct rubbish and recyclables disposal. The “Drains are for Rain”, only this includes our waterways and the Murray River.
- You can report litterbugs to EPA on the litter report line 1800 352 555.
- Responsible rubbish disposal is everyone’s responsibility.