Media Release – FREE TIP WEEKEND EXTENDED TO RUN TUESDAY TO SUNDAY

FREE TIP WEEKEND EXTENDED TO RUN TUESDAY TO SUNDAY

As a result of wild weather causing wide-spread damage to vegetation across the Bundaberg Region, the Council has announced that it will extend its annual free tip weekend, bringing forward the start date to Tuesday, 15 November.

Council’s Waste and Recycling portfolio spokesman Cr Scott Rowleson said all councillors had received feedback from residents and have decided that the free tip weekend would now be held from 15-20 November for residents wanting to dispose of waste and debris following the weekend storms.

“We understand that a lot of residents have been affected by severe storms over the weekend, which is why all council waste facilities will be receiving most domestic waste and green waste for free,” Cr Rowleson said.

“Residents are reminded that while the free tip weekend does extend to most domestic waste, the campaign does not include material such as televisions, tyres, mattresses and commercial or industrial waste.”

“Load limits do apply with vehicles exceeding 4.5 tonnes excluded.

“To extend the life of our waste facilities we ask residents to try and sort recyclable material into relevant categories such as glass, steel, batteries, fridges etc for drop off at clearly identified locations before disposing of the remainder of their general waste.

“Council understands that there may also be a significant amount of green waste produced by property owners during any clean up and we do ask that this material remain free of any contaminants.”

Cr Rowleson said the free tip arrangements extended to all Council’s waste and recycling facilities and transfer stations across the region. Residents can access additional information by calling 1300 883 699.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: 
Media Officer, Megan Dean Ph: 0409 392 236
Senior Media Officer, Wayne Heidrich Ph: 0438 638 407
Media and Marketing Manager, Megan Magill Ph: 0439 402 715
Email: communications@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

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