Residents are being encouraged to avoid the University Drive Waste Facility this weekend with an influx of commercial customers expected ahead of the State Government's waste levy being introduced.
The State Government levy will take effect from Monday.
Waste and recycling portfolio spokesperson Cr Scott Rowleson said staff had already seen a significant increase in commercial customers this week.
“A number of commercial fees will be increased on Monday, 1 July as a result of the State Government waste levy,” Cr Rowleson said.
“The University Drive recycled goods shop will also be closed on the weekend as a result of the increased traffic.”
“This weekend staff are anticipating a large number of commercial vehicles will take advantage of this last opportunity to dispose of commercial waste before the levy takes effect.
“Due to the increased number of heavy vehicles, residents who would normally use the University Drive facility are encouraged to use the Qunaba Waste Facility instead.
Cr Rowleson also reminded residents there was no need to rush to use free waste disposal vouchers this weekend.
“Free waste disposal vouchers, issued with rate notices last July, will remain valid until Wednesday, 31 August 2019,” he said.
“After the vouchers were issued last year Council made the decision to extend the dates in response to community feedback.
“The vouchers are redeemable for disposal of one standard load of domestic waste. Full terms and conditions are detailed on the back of each voucher.”
The Qunaba Waste Facility is open between 8am and 5pm Saturday and Sunday.