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It’s business as usual for Council’s waste services

27 March 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, Southern Downs Regional Council is focussed on ensuring business continuity for all major services, and it’s business as usual for waste collection and management across the region.

Residents can rest assured that kerbside rubbish and recycling collection will continue as normal and waste management facilities will remain open.

Council has implemented only minor changes to ensure that residents still receive the usual level of service while also following Government health and safety precautions.

Effective immediately, cash will no longer be accepted at Council’s waste facilities, and the Endeavour Foundation has decided to close its tip shops at the Warwick and Stanthorpe Waste Facilities until further notice.

A Council spokesperson said that the decision to move to a cashless model at the facilities was based on hygiene concerns and social distancing restrictions as per Government advice and requirements.

The facilities will now only accept EFTPOS (credit cards and debit cards) and account payments.

Council will continue to be guided by advice from State and Federal Government with its decisions regarding the operations of these facilities to keep the community and staff safe. 

Council appreciates the community’s understanding during these times of change.

Residents looking for further information can visit Council’s COVID-19 Portal, available on the front page of Council’s website.

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