No need to avoid the gardening from July - dump fees dumped

BEEN avoiding doing yard work because you didn't want to pay to dump the greenwaste at the tip?

From the 1 July 2014 Rockhampton Region residents will not pay for greenwaste loads at accepting waste management facilities.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said the decision to remove the charge for greenwaste was a high priority for all Councillors.

"They know that you try to keep your homes and footpaths tidy- but living in the tropics means a lot of pruning and mowing!" Mayor Strelow said.

"From the 1 July 2014, residents across our region will be able to drop off their greenwaste free of charge in one of our five Waste Transfer Stations or landfill sites.

"The other great benefit will be reducing the amount of greenwaste going into our landfill sites."

Previously, six greenwaste vouchers were issued per year, but after they were used residents were charged per load.

"Now, every load is free and that one decision could save residents between $6 a load and up to $53 a tonne," Mayor Strelow said.

"Residents can dispose of their clean vegetation waste including trimmings, prunings and lawn clippings for free, but there will be strict restrictions and penalties if any greenwaste loads are contaminated with hazardous items such as asbestos."

Residents can continue to use their greenwaste vouchers for 2013-14 until 30 June 2014. After this date, greenwaste vouchers will no longer be issued or required. Charges still apply as per usual until 30 June 2014.

Greenwaste loads are accepted at the following waste management facilities:

  • Alton Downs Waste Transfer Station (WTS)
  • Bouldercombe WTS
  • Gracemere Landfill
  • Lakes Creek Road Landfill
  • Mount Morgan WTS

For more information on greenwaste and hazardous items, please visit www.rockhamptonregionalwaste.com.au or call 1300 22 55 77.



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