Bin collection days will change for about a quarter of the region’s residents from August 1 and residents can see if they are impacted with Council’s Bin Day Finder.
The Bin Day Finder tool on Council’s website has been adapted so residents can easily confirm whether or not their collection day is changing.
Simply type in a Bundaberg Region address into the field on Council’s website and the results will advise if there will be any changes to bin collection days, and if so what the new day is.
The Bin Day Finder will also confirm if the household is not impacted by the changes.
Some bin collection days are changing due to a significant jump in new households across the region.
The updated schedule will see kerbside bin collection days change for about 8000 households in Millbank, Svensson Heights, Norville, Bingera, South Kolan, part of North Bundaberg, Oakwood, Sharon, Kalkie, Thabeban, Avenell Heights and Bargara.
Waste and Recycling portfolio spokesperson Cr Tanya McLoughlin said the population growth was a positive for the region but necessitated a review of operations.
“This review, which takes effect in August 2022, will ensure there is a more even spread of household waste being collected throughout the week,” Cr McLoughlin said.
“When reviewing the collection days staff have been able to optimise efficiencies and factor in future growth to the new schedule.
“This helps us to make the most cost-effective use of assets, staff and resources while continuing to offer a high level of service.”
By providing a more even spread of workload for Impact Community Service staff at the Material Recovery Facility, Cr McLoughlin said the new bin collection days would also help to maximise recyclable material recovery.
Check now if you’re impacted by the bin collection day changes with Council’s Bin Day Finder, available here on its website.
To use the Bin Day Finder, start typing your street number and street name and select your property from the drop-down menu.