RUBBISH collections will continue as normal across the Rockhampton region this Christmas and New Year.
The council said yesterday that general waste and recycling wheelie bins would be emptied on normal collection days throughout the festive period, including public holidays.
Cr Tony Williams, chairman of the committee which oversees the council's waste services, confirmed it would be business as usual despite the shut-down of a number of other council services.
And he issued a plea for people not to overfill their bins.
"When filling your general waste and recycling bins, they must not exceed 85 kilograms and the lid must be completely closed otherwise the bin can't be lifted. No waste should be left next to the bins at the kerbside," he said.
"I encourage all residents to think green this festive season by reducing waste, re-using products and recycling paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, aluminium and steel cans including aerosols, milk and juice cartons and plastic containers.
"We all have a responsibility to reduce the impact on the environment by minimising waste and recycling."
Council tips and landfills will be closed on Christmas Day but will otherwise operate as normal during the holiday period.