The council believes the previous system was open to abuse, with some vouchers being counterfeited or exchanged for money. Under the new arrangements starting on the first Saturday in July, all residents of the Derwent Valley municipality will be able to access the refuse disposal area at the Peppermint Hill site free of charge.
Anyone wanting to access the refuse disposal area will need to present their current drivers licence with a Derwent Valley address on it. Cars, utilities and cars with trailers will be able to access the area to dispose of domestic waste, green waste, white goods, e-waste, TVs, metals and all recyclable items.
"This replaces and extends the free admission passes previously issued to non-garbage collection areas," general manager Stephen Mackey said. "No other free admission passes will be available."
The free days form part of the council budget for 2013-14. Saturday, July 6, will be the first free-entry day at Peppermint Hill.