Free kerbside collection for flood affected residents

Fraser Coast Regional Council will offer free kerbside collection of disaster waste from flood affected areas and will place bulk bins in the Maryborough CBD for businesses to dispose of flood waste.

Press release issued by Fraser Coast Regional Council, 1 March 2022.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council will offer free kerbside collection of disaster waste from flood affected areas. PHOTO: Supplied.

Bulk bins will be placed in selected locations in the CBD as soon as possible and in Alice Street near the Ululah Lagoon if required to assist flood affected businesses.

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Council waste facilities are also gearing up to take disaster waste from residents for free.

The bulk kerbside collection of disaster waste, which is being planned to start on Monday 7 March, will be limited to flood-affected residential areas of Maryborough to assist making homes safe, habitable, and accessible.

Waste placed on footpaths in areas notsubject to flooding will not be collected and should be disposed of at one of Council’s Waste Facilities. 

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Waste not created by the flood which has been placed on the kerbside will be considered as illegal dumping and fines may apply.

To assist in the collection process, waste should be placed neatly and separated rather than lumped in a pile of mixed items.

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Spoiled or spoilable food waste should be placed in the general waste wheelie bin (red lid) and placed to the kerbside for normal collection.

Items can be separated into the following categories:

  • Garden organics
  • Scrap Metal and white goods
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture and general household items
  • Electronic waste
  • Concrete, bricks and masonry
  • General demolition waste
  • No asbestos containing materials should be placed on the footpath for collection.

Disaster waste will be able to be taken to:

  • Tinana Waste Facility
  • Aramara Waste Facility
  • Yengarie Waste Facility
  • Bauple Waste Facility
  • Granville Waste Facility
  • Maryborough Landfill Facility (once it reopens)

Standard fees and charges apply at Council’s other waste facilities.

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If you require an extra bin service (recycling or general waste) for rubbish that is a result of the recent flood event, please contact Fraser Coast Regional Council on 1300 79 49 29.

Properties from within the flood effected areas will receive this service free of charge.

If your bin is missing or damaged from the recent flood event, please contact Fraser Coast Regional Council on 1300 79 49 29 to have your bin repaired or replaced.

For waste facility locations and operating hours, click here.

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