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Whitsunday Regional Council will continue the free kerb-side collection of green waste but residents have a deadline of Monday, April 10 to place their rubbish on footpaths.
Council has been collecting green waste from the kerb-side since last week to assist the community clean-up in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.
Kerb-side collection for green waste is limited to vegetation from houses and footpath trees, required to be disposed of by residents to allow safe access to the house.
Residents should ensure that green waste is put out for collection by Monday, April 10 to enable a final organised sweep of the region by council.
For safety reasons, green waste must be placed fully on the footpath as vegetation placed elsewhere could block roads or drainage.
Collection crews will only collect waste from the footpath. They do not have the capacity to enter residents yards to collect or cut up green waste.
It is less than a week since council has gained access to some areas in our community so the initial clean-up job is massive.
Council advises that people check on their neighbors who may need assistance in clearing the back yards or taking waste to their footpath areas.
There are also a number of community groups who may be of assistance to those in need.
All waste fees, green and hard waste, at the council’s landfill sites and transfer stations have been waived until 21 April.
Council appreciates the clean-up efforts being carried out across the region by SES, Army and residents in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.
People are queueing patiently at Council’s waste sites and not paying fees should help alleviate the stress involved whilst minimising the delays involved.
Council appreciates residents’ patience while Council’s site contractors direct people safely to the correct disposal points for each waste type.