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Waste Services Update: Managing household waste during the COVID-19 crisis


Waste services are an essential community service and Council would like to reassure residents that the kerbside waste services will continue to operate throughout the current COVID-19 crisis.

Residential general waste bins will be collected as normal. Please ensure your bins are placed on the kerbside before 6am on your scheduled collection day.

All South Burnett Regional Council waste and recycling facilities will continue operating as normal for the present time, however residents are encouraged to avoid these sites for anything that isn't essential or urgent. Although it is understood that generating some waste is unavoidable and some rural residents don’t have access to kerbside services, Council is urging residents to avoid any unnecessary activities that may generate waste where possible, during this crisis.

Council and the waste contractors have put many measures in place to safeguard the health and safety of their workers. As individuals, there are some simple actions residents can take to further reduce the potential risks posed to those working in the waste industry:

  • Ensure all disposable paper products such as used tissues, wipes and paper towels are placed in a bin liner/ bag and firmly tied before disposing in your general waste bin.
  • Refresh your knowledge on what is accepted in your kerbside bin or nearest facility by visiting Council’s website.

South Burnett Regional Council is committed to continuing to provide essential waste services to our community while also safeguarding the health and welfare of residents, waste contractors and workers. Council thanks residents for their consideration during this time.

For further information about Council’s waste services and facilities, please contact Council’s Environment & Waste team on 4189 9100, email or visit Council’s website.

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