Residents living in Clare and Millaroo will be able to take some of their household waste to the Clare Waste Transfer Station this weekend.
The Clare Waste Transfer Station will be open from 1pm to 5pm on the first and third Saturdays of each month starting this weekend.
Burdekin Shire Council Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said the Clare Waste Transfer Station was reopening due to demand from the local community.
“Council is supplying the bulk bins and recycle bins at the facility and it will be run by volunteers from Clare State School with assistance from volunteers from Millaroo State School,” he said.
“These volunteers have been trained in what can and can’t be disposed of at the Clare facility to ensure only non-recyclable waste is going to our landfill.
“No charge will apply at the Clare Waste Transfer Station for household recyclable material and some sorted domestic waste.
“Fees will apply for mixed waste containing recyclable materials and waste from commercial businesses, including waste conveyed to the site on commercial vehicles.”
Mr Mulcahy said the Clare Waste Transfer Station was previously closed due to the low usage and high cost of operating the facility.
The Clare Waste Transfer Station WILL accept:
- Some general household waste and recyclables.
- Metal and appliances (refrigerators and air-conditioning units must be de-gassed prior to disposal)
The Clare Waste Transfer Station WILL NOT accept:
- Putrescibles waste such as food waste, nappies, dead animals etc
- Green waste
- Construction and demolition waste including timber and pallets – available at Kirknie Road Landfill only
- Concrete, bricks, pavers, asphalt and soil – available at Kirknie Road Landfill only
- E-waste (computers, monitors, televisions, keyboards) – available at Ayr Waste Transfer Station only