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Get on your bike to grab a recycled bargain

Council recycled good shops
See you later Jack! Cr Tanya McLoughlin and Mayor Jack Dempsey enjoy a little banter as they examined the Qunaba recycled goods shop prior to opening Friday.

Council recycled goods shops reopen from tomorrow and Bundaberg Region residents are advised to get on their bikes if they want a bargain.

Waste and recycling portfolio spokesperson Cr Tanya McLoughlin said the recycled goods shops had been closed to public access from 26 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“During that period, goods have continued to be recycled and we now have quite a collection of excellent items,” she said.

“While the Qunaba and University Drive recycled goods shops will open Friday and Saturday from 9am to 2.30pm, other shops will open progressively in line with individual waste facility operating hours.

Cr McLoughlin said the Qunaba shop boasted an excellent range of bikes to suit everyone from toddlers to adults.

“There’s a range of pedal-powered kids’ toys and even a few motorcycles,” Cr McLoughlin said.

“A new 20m by 10m all-weather storage shed has just been built at Qunaba and will be used to store items like books, CDs and indoor furniture.

“This will allow for the protection and longevity of these items which are at risk of spoiling or being damaged if exposed to the elements.

“The University Drive facility has an excellent range of office furniture among its collection.”

Mayor Jack Dempsey said he was surprised by the extensive range of items available from the recycled goods shops.

“Sinks, bull bars, any amount of ornaments, tools and general bric-a-brac, it’s all here. I even spotted an imitation petrol pump – ideal for the man cave,” he said.

Mayor Dempsey said the easing of restrictions would enable residents to visit the facilities and enjoy the search for a recycled goods bargain.

“We do remind the community that Council does have a COVID-19 safety plan in place and social distancing measures must be observed,” he said.

Purchases at the recycled goods shop can be made with either card or cash although card transactions are preferred.

Recycled goods
Many a fine tune played on an old set of drums! Mayor Jack Dempsey Dempsey and Cr Tanya McLoughlin with some of the items discarded by the public and winding up in Council’s recycled goods shops.
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  1. FOR OHS reasons I would have pictures Cr JD on the quad and Cr TM on the scooter. Is there a next picture after the “banter” of the two beginning (and better still ending) the first lap of the race?

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