Hinterland residents receive free dumping extension

One of the many fallen trees in the Hinterland
One of the many fallen trees in the Hinterland

Sunshine Coast hinterland residents, in the areas hardest hit in the Australia Day weekend storms and rains, won’t miss out on being able to dispose of their storm debris for free.
Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamieson said that while the rest of the Sunshine Coast has been busy cleaning up after the storm and taking advantage of the no fee opportunity to get rid of vegetation and other storm damaged items at local recycling centres, hinterland residents have been hampered by flooded, damaged and closed roads, and no electricity.
“Only in the last day or so have hinterland residents, the hardest hit on the Coast by the ex-cyclone Oswald storms, been really able to start cleaning up.
“To make sure they can also get rid of their storm debris at no cost, the Beerwah and Witta rural transfer stations will continue to receive vegetation and other storm damaged items for free until Sunday 10 February.
“The extended trading hours will also continue, which means that hinterland residents can drop off their storm debris from 8am to 5pm until that date.
“I encourage residents to help one another to take advantage of this easy way to clean up around the house after the storm.”
Normal rates will be charged for waste that is not a result of storm damage.
All other waste disposal facilities in the Region will receive storm debris at no cost, only until this Sunday. From Monday 4 February, normal operating hours and fees will apply.
As a reminder, if your wheelie bin was not collected as per normal this week, leave it out and the waste contractors will collect as they catch up with their normal operations.