Drop off storm waste for free

Rainbow Beach Storm Damage to Trees - image Garry Hewitt

Storm Damage to Trees – image Garry Hewitt

Gympie Regional Council will continue to accept storm-related domestic and green waste free of charge until Sunday, October 28 at all regional Waste Management Facilities, except Amamoor and Manumbar.

“While the recent storms only took a short time to create a significant amount of damage, the clean up around the region will take weeks,” Gympie Mayor Mick Curran said today.

“To assist with the process, and given continued rain since the storm has not allowed residents to get out and clean up, Council is extending the period residents can drop off storm-related waste for free.

“Council staff are also out inspecting roads and assessing damage to trees and infrastructure.

“This is a big job and one that will take some time.

“Staff are handling requests for service in order of priority and the community’s patience during this time is much appreciated.

“Also, while there is still rain around, the chance of flash flooding remains.

“Please drive carefully and to the road conditions,” Cr Curran said.

Residents can call Council on 1300 307 800 with any enquiries relating to the dumping of storm generated waste.