Council will provide kerbside waste and recycle collection services to all households within the current designated service areas.
Council has recently extended the designated service areas to include an additional 1400 ratepayers.
New waste collection service areas cover: parts of Gunalda, Miva, Sexton, Lower Wonga, Bells Bridge, Curra, Anderleigh, Widgee, Woolooga, Kilkivan, Goomeri, Manyung, Booubyjan, Goomeribong and Tansey.
What is the service?
The waste and recycling service consists of:
- One x 240L wheeled bin for household waste (serviced once per week); and
- One x 240L wheeled bin for household recyclables (serviced once per fortnight)
Bins need to be placed on the kerbside prior to 6am on the service day, and removed following servicing.
Residents who may have difficulty wheeling bins back and forth from their house (due to distance, terrain, infirmity or disability) may be able to leave bins inside their property boundary, and wheel the bins out to the road on service days.
Residents unable to move bins due to infirmity or disability may be eligible for an assisted service (where the truck driver collects the bins and returns them).
If your wheeled bins are damaged or stolen at any point, Council will repair or replace bins at no extra charge to you.
Properties not able to be supplied with a kerbside service (due to road condition, distance, or lack of a vehicle turn-around area) will be offered a waste and recycle collection service which will be collected from a nearby location (such as a bin cluster site). Where bins cannot be serviced kerbside, the service will be opt-in, at the discretion of the resident.
Some roads are unable to be serviced kerbside. Residents on these roads will be able to opt-in to receive a waste and recyclables collection service at a nearby bin cluster site.
What is the cost?
The cost of the kerbside waste and recycling service is $280 per year.
Resident will no longer pay the waste management operational charge ($230 per year in the former Cooloola Shire area, or $90 in the former Tiaro or Kilkivan Shire areas).
What are the benefits?
A key component of Council's Regional Waste Management Strategy is to provide equitable access to waste and recycling services.
- Convenience of regular collection
- Increased recycling opportunities
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Reduction of waste
- Reduced costs to the community