North Shore waste changes take place in July

A State Government decision to introduce a waste levy will see a change in the way waste is handled on the North Shore from July.

The North Shore facility is the only Council operated and unstaffed facility where disposal of waste is free and it will close from July 1.

Waste Services Manager Wayne Schafer said the rising cost of waste management and the environmental impacts from the unmanaged site are largely responsible for the closure.

“Misuse of the facility and the introduction of a State Government charge from July makes it very costly to keep operating and it would be an impost on ratepayers,” he said.

Mr Schafer said large bulky items had been dropped beside the bins, resulting in scattered litter in surrounding areas, impacting on the environment.

“It is simply too small to staff,” he said.

Mr Schafer said North Shore residents are now serviced by Council’s collection service and would need to take surplus waste to Eumundi Rd landfill.

The closure would mean day trippers to the beach need to take their waste home with them or take their rubbish to the nearest disposal facility at Eumundi Road.

“National Parks provide beach bins for campers north of Teewah.”

To assist Teewah residents, Council will be providing a trial waste disposal option for those Teewah properties that cannot be accessed by waste collection trucks.

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