Recent changes to the Qunaba Waste Management Facility drop-off area have enabled easier disposal of waste and recycling items.
Bundaberg Regional Council waste and recycling portfolio spokesperson Cr Tanya McLoughlin said residents could now make full use of a complete recycle drop off service without having to drive to different stockpiles.
“The transfer station, which is located just after the facility weighbridge, provides eight sealed unloading bays,” Cr McLoughlin said.
“This means customers can simply pull over to park before separating and disposing of a wide variety of items in the different bins provided.
“This makes it much quicker and easier for residents with a variety of waste to dispose of to separate those items which, of course, means increased recycling and less waste to landfill.”
The bins available at the recycle drop-off point enable residents to separate and dispose of:
• General waste
• Cardboard (free)
• Co-mingle recyclables (free)
• E-waste (free)
• Batteries (free)
• Fluorescent bulbs (free)
• Mobile phones (free)
• X-rays (free)
• DrumMuster (free)
• Waste engine oil (free)
• Cooking oil (free)
• Paint (free)
• Gas bottles (free)
“Each bin location is clearly signed and we hope this will help residents to understand what is recyclable, and therefore free to dispose of as well as save them time,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“By not requiring residents to enter the landfill site this also reduces and safety risks and has the potential to reduce the amount of wind-blown litter at the facility.
“As always, we encourage residents to sort their load prior to heading to a waste facility to make the separation of material easier and reduce recyclables going to landfill.”
Disposal of green waste, steel and larger commercial loads will still be directed to other stockpiles within the facility.
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