Bundaberg Regional Council will be sending out two free waste disposal vouchers with this month’s residential rates notice and it’ll be easier than ever to use them with the vouchers now featuring QR codes.
These waste vouchers will now have a QR code and will be barcoded and issued against the individual residential property.
The rate notices will be issued on Friday 31 July for payment by Monday 3 September.
Waste and Recycling portfolio spokesperson Cr Tanya McLoughlin said this was a great opportunity for residents to use their local transfer station for free and dispose of rubbish they may have accumulated.
She said the biggest change was the move to using electronic QR codes, which makes it easier for residents to access and use.
“The biggest change we have had this year regarding waste vouchers is that we have gone to an electronic database system,” Cr McLoughlin said.
“All waste vouchers now have QR codes and are barcoded against the residential property address, meaning residents are able to use waste vouchers via print or electronic copy.
“You simply present the voucher at your local waste facility where the load will be assessed, and the voucher is scanned for use against your residential property address.”
Each waste disposal voucher, issued to the owner of a residential property with their rate notice, entitles the resident to dispose of one load of self-hauled domestic mixed waste or domestic green waste at any Council waste facility.
Residents can then take advantage of free waste disposal at a time and day that suits them while the vouchers are valid. Vouchers are issued annually in July and expire 31 August the following year.
The vouchers do not allow for the dumping of tyres, mattresses or asbestos related materials and commercial waste is also excluded.
Cr McLoughlin said the vouchers were strictly for domestic residential use only and not to be used as tender / payment to commercial businesses.
“We are calling on landlords or property managers to ensure tenants can access these free vouchers. Anyone renting a property within the region should request the vouchers from landlords.
“Any ratepayers who receive their rate notice electronically will receive an E-Voucher (electronic waste voucher) with their rates notices.”
Though residents who receive their rates in the mail are urged to check rate notice envelopes before discarding to ensure the waste disposal vouchers aren’t accidentally missed or thrown away.
“If residents have lost or misplaced their vouchers please contact Council to advise, as once vouchers expire, they cannot be redeemed or replaced.” Cr McLoughlin said.
For more information about waste disposal vouchers visit: https://www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au/waste-disposal-vouchers
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