Mildura Rural City Council has responded to backlash from the community regarding the opening hours of Mildura Landfill.
The local government has reported the new hours are part of a larger push across all Council areas to cut costs wherever possible; which will hopefully be transferred back to ratepayers.
When planning the trial, Council focused on how the landfill hours compared to other cities, and when most Mildura Landfill customers used the facility.
The trends found 3% of people used the landfill between 7 am and 8 am, and 6% used the landfill in the last 45 minutes of the day.
The organisation will be continuing to monitor the impacts of trial hours during both the busiest months of the year and the quieter months, before examining feedback and making recommendations later this year.