Council bin compounds for residential waste only

Council would like to remind residents that bin compounds provided to residents with key access accept residential waste only.

These waste transfer facilities have a specific purpose in the provision of waste removal in the Southern Downs Region.

They are located in areas that do not have a kerbside waste collection service, and are there to enable the residents of these lesser populated areas to safely and hygienically dispose of their household waste and recyclables. When the recycling bin becomes full, residents are asked to put their recycling in the general waste as the contractors are unable to pick up anything that isn’t in the bins.

The bin compounds do not accept bulky waste items such as furniture and whitegoods, and they are not for concrete, metal, tyres, oil, batteries or other bulky recoverable items. The facilities also do not accept commercial waste.

Anyone wishing to dispose of commercial waste can do so at the main disposal facilities at Stanthorpe and Warwick. These sites are open 7 days a week and will readily accept all of the bulky items and commercial waste.

Council appreciates the residents who use the facilities for their intended purpose, and asks for their continued vigilance in reporting bin compound misuse. Council also asks all users to remember to lock the gate when they leave to prevent misuse of the facility.

“The majority of residents use the bin compound facilities responsibly, which provide a valuable service to our rural residents,” said Rural, Environmental, Sustainability and Waste Management Portfolio Councillor Cameron Gow.  “Council really appreciates the communities support in the appropriate use of waste facilities. If anyone is aware of any misuse of waste facilities please use the SDRC app and report it to Council so that it can be cleaned up or repaired as soon as possible.”

When bin compounds are continually used incorrectly, the cost of clean-up and removal impacts the whole community.

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