Free dump days for storm debris
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.