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SDRC urges residents to be cautious following fire at Stanthorpe Waste Facility

Southern Downs Regional Council would like to remind all residents items such as hot coals, oils and other hazardous items should not be disposed of in transfer bins at the region’s waste facilities.

Earlier this afternoon a small fire was contained at Stanthorpe Waste Facility after one of the large transfer bins became fully involved. It appears hot coals may have been disposed of in the bin.

QFES worked with SDRC staff to extinguish the fire and smoldering waste inside the bin. 

Council apologises to surrounding landholders for any inconvenience caused as a result of the incident.

Hot coals from domestic fireplaces need to be hosed down and fully extinguished at home prior to transporting to landfill. 

Improper disposal can create unsafe workplaces for Council’s staff and contractors on site; pose a danger to other users of the facility and can result in fires which can cause damage to waste facility infrastructure.

There are separate disposal areas located at the waste facilities for hazardous items.

Southern Downs Regional Council provides many options in relation to waste management and recycling. For more information on the region’s waste management visit the SDRC website or call 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372).

Media Contact: Julia Baker - 0429 430 250 or            

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