Free dump days for storm de­bris

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - WILD WEATHER -

THE Fraser Coast Re­gional Coun­cil’s land­fill and trans­fer sta­tions will be free of charge this week­end for peo­ple dis­pos­ing of storm de­bris.

The open­ing times of trans­fer sta­tions in Ti­nana, Yen­garie, Ara­mara and Bau­ple will be ex­tended from 7am–5pm for res­i­dents in those hard-hit ar­eas to dis­pose of de­bris and rub­bish.

It comes af­ter wild storms lashed the Wide Bay re­gion over Thurs­day.

Coun­cil­lor Rolf Light said the of­fer was for do­mes­tic waste and not com­mer­cial waste.

“Our pri­or­ity is to get peo­ple back on their feet as quickly as pos­si­ble,” he said. “The free ser­vice is on top of the Get Ready week­end that will be held on Novem­ber 10–11.

“You don’t have to wait for the Get Ready week­end to take green waste and re­cy­clables to the trans­fer sta­tions or land­fill sites, they can be dis­posed of for free at any time.

“We en­cour­age res­i­dents to clean up around their homes and yards to get rid of items, such as a bro­ken tram­po­line or an old swing set, which can be­come mis­siles in a storm or cy­clone and cause a lot of dam­age.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on what can be dis­posed of, go to fraser­coast.qld.gov.au/ re­cy­cling-and-waste.

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