Weight of Cyclone Marcia's mayhem piles up at waste facility

THE weight of TC Marcia's damage across the region has certainly piled up as Rockhampton Regional Council's Waste Management Facilities opened for free disposal in the aftermath.

The free disposal period has seen to date an incredible 8,300 tonnes of waste being disposed at the Lakes Creek Road Landfill alone, with about 7640 transactions.

A significant portion of these transactions relate to the 3,790 tonnes of green waste the community brought in during their clean-up efforts. 

This is almost seven times the amount of green waste received in the same period from 2014, and this doesn't include the green waste collected from footpaths that is being chipped and mulched!

This Sunday marks just over three weeks since council has provided free general waste disposal to residents, and normal fees and charges for use of Council's Waste Management Facilities will recommence on Monday.

Council would like to remind the community that disposal of green waste is free all year round.

Statistics to date during free disposal period for Lakes Creek Road Landfill:

  • Total 8,301 tonnes received 
  • Municipal waste (includes perishable bin stations and bulk waste) 3,444 tonnes
  • Green waste 3,790 tonnes
  • General waste wheelie bins collections 1,067 tonnes

For more information on Council's Waste Management Facility fees and charges please visit Council's website: http://www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/Council_Services/Rockhampton_Regional_Waste_and_Recycling
 



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