The City of Victor Harbor will service 266 additional households within the green waste kerbside collection boundary from October.
Council will roll-out the service extension in partnership with the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA).
The main extension area is bounded by Day Road, Greenhills Road, Cartwright Road and Inman Valley Road. It also includes the rural living area off Tugwell Road in Encounter Bay.
Starting from Monday, October 4, properties within the boundary extension zone will receive ongoing fortnightly collection and processing of their green waste.
City of Victor Harbor Mayor Moira Jenkins said the expansion of green waste collection services would support sustainable waste management practices for rural living allotments.
"Council has made a considerable financial commitment of $20,000 for the initial roll-out and $26,500 per annum for ongoing collection and processing costs," Dr Jenkins said.
"This is an opportunity to increase recycling of organic materials and divert more food and garden organics from landfill.
"Placing compostable materials into the green organics stream can decrease greenhouse gas production, save landfill space, and reduce the need for residents to burn-off organic materials."
Extending the green waste collection boundary has been in consideration since October 2020 when council received a letter and petition from local community members.
The petition contained 20 signatures and requested that council adjust the kerbside collection zone to include green organic waste bins for residents beyond the Ring Road.
Council discussed the proposed boundary extension in the November 2020 and January 2021, council meetings before an extension was endorsed by council as part of the 2021/22 Budget.
Residents will receive more information about the roll-out in their letterboxes. For more information, residents can also contact FRWA at 8555 7405 or email@example.com.