Fraser Coast Council‘s landfill and transfer stations will be free this weekend to help residents hit by the tornado and hail storms on Thursday night.
“The opening times of Tinana, Yengarie, Aramara and Bauple transfer stations will be extended from 7am to 5pm for residents in those hard hit areas to dispose of rubbish and storm debris,” Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Cr Rolf Light said.
The offer is for domestic waste and not commercial waste, Cr Light said.
“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 and 11.”
On the Get Ready weekend Council opens its landfills and transfer stations so items can be disposed of for free to encourage residents to clean up for the storm season.
“Green waste and recyclables made up the bulk of the material that is collected each year,” Cr Ligh said.
“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 for free at any time at the landfill and transfer stations go to https://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/recycling-andwaste.
To stay abreast of the latest information during a disaster go to Council’s Disaster Dashboard at http://disaster.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/ .
For more information on how to Get Ready and how to prepare for natural disaster head to https://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/disaster-management
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