Essential Waste Services will still be operating despite the official Christmas closure and Council are warning families to keep a safe distance from vehicles during the holidays.
Toowoomba Regional Council Portfolio Leader for Water and Waste, Cr Bill Cahill said over the Christmas break, Council has three message for the community – ‘Our bins don’t get a public holiday’, ‘When trucks are about, keep a look out’ and ‘Choose the right bin to put it in’.
“Our bins don’t get a public holiday”
“Council’s kerbside waste collection continues as normal over the Christmas break. Services will be earlier on Christmas Day and so put your bins out the night before to make sure you do not miss a collection. ”
“Bin collection will continue as normal. Bins are to be out for service by 6am on the collection day (by 5am in the Toowoomba CBD and on Christmas Day).
“Waste facilities will be open for all days except Christmas day when sites will be closed, Cr Cahill said.
“When trucks are about, keep a look out!”
“In courts and dead ends, our waste trucks have to turn around and reverse, and the drivers can’t see all around them at the one time. Please be sure to supervise your children, particularly on bin collection days.
“It’s common for kids to ride bikes, skateboards and play games in the street. Remember that our trucks are big and kids are small, so please keep a safe distance from our vehicles, Cr Cahill said.
“Choose the right bin to put it in”
“If you are confused about where to put your rubbish? Go to our website for handy recycling hints and information on which bin to put it in. Let’s recycle right.
“Remember – plastic bags and grass clippings don’t go in your yellow lidded bin. Also, remember to cut up your broom and mop handles before you put them in your general waste bin.
“If you are concerned about any of the service operations during the Christmas closure please call us on 131 872 or visit our website www.tr.qld.gov.au/christmashours”.
For more information about waste services go to http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/environment-water-waste.