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Expansion of Designated Waste Collection Area

An expansion of the Designated Waste Collection Area (DWCA) in April 2022 provided convenience to an additional approximately 1200 households across the region.

Following community feedback and a survey of residents in the recent expansion of the designated waste collection area, Southern Downs Regional Council considered the findings at the Ordinary Meeting on Monday 27 June 2022 and resolved to offer households in the new catchment area the opportunity to opt-in or opt-out of the receiving service. The service expansion forms part of Council’s long-term strategy to reduce the region’s environmental footprint and improve service delivery of waste services. Residents in the DWCA received a free three-month trial which gave more than 1,100 landowners in the extended catchment the opportunity to experience the convenience of kerbside waste collection and improve the ability to divert recoverable resources from landfill. The service will continue at no charge for a further three months (July to September 2022) while the implementation of the DWCA is finalised.

Updated information and timeframes for the expansion of the Designated Waste Collection Area

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