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Get ready for spring-clean weekend!

4 September 2019

Gunnedah Shire Council is helping resident’s spring cleaning efforts with a free weekend for domestic bulky waste at the shire’s waste facilities.

Shire residents will be able to bring up to a standard trailer-load (1.2m by 1.8m by 1.5m) of domestic waste to the Gunnedah Waste Management Facility and the shire’s five other waste transfer facilities for free on the weekend of September 21-22.

Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Waste Sheridan Cameron said it was a great opportunity for residents to have a spring clean and to dispose of items like old whitegoods, furniture and even tree loppings.

“It’s the time of year when people are having a clean-up and this is the perfect chance to get rid of some troublesome items,” Ms Cameron said.

“Spring clean weekends have been a success in the past, but we do know that they can also be very busy.

“While staff will be working to keep up with demand, we ask that people allow extra time to get through the weighbridge.

“It would also help if people can sort their waste as efficiently as possible to keep things running smoothly.

“We encourage people to take advantage of this weekend, but also to remain patient during the busy periods.”

Items ineligible for the initiative include chemicals, liquid waste, tyres, commercial waste, and mixed building waste, asbestos-containing materials, contaminated waste and medical waste.

People will need to have their driver’s licence on entering the facility to show they are Gunnedah Shire residents.

Tips for making the most of the Domestic Bulky Waste Disposal Weekend:

  • Allow extra time in case of traffic on the way to the facility, and possible delays at the weighbridge.
  • Sort out waste before you leave for the facility. Green waste is the first area and should be the most easily accessible on your load, followed by steel items, recycling and then household items.
  • The amount of waste will be capped at one standard trailer-load (1.2m by 1.8m by 1.5m) per ratepayer.
  • Ensure you have your driver’s licence to show proof of Gunnedah residency.
  • Ensure you cover and secure your load.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Saturday 21 September

  • Gunnedah Waste Management Facility 8am-5pm
  • Curlewis Waste Facility 9am- 11am
  • Tambar Springs Transfer Facility 1pm-4pm
  • Breeza Transfer Facility 1pm-4pm

Sunday 22 September

  • Gunnedah Waste Management Facility 8am-5pm
  • Mullaley Transfer 9am-12 noon
  • Curlewis Waste Facility 1pm-4pm
  • Carroll Waste Facility 2pm-4pm

For further information about the weekend, Council’s Customer Services Team on 6740 2100.

Photo caption: The amount of waste that can be disposed of for free will be capped at one standard trailor-load (1.2m by 1.8m by 1.5m) per ratepayer.

ENDS

Media Contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.