Time to get your flood waste out

MidCoast Council

Flood affected MidCoast residents have until this Sunday 9 May to place their waste on the kerb for collection, before Council’s free pick-up service ends.

The free kerbside collection has been running non-stop since the floods and Council contractors will be undertaking a final sweep of the region’s flood affected areas from Monday 10 May, after which time the free kerbside collection will finish.

“It is important that anyone who still has flood waste in their homes or yards moves it to the kerbside by Sunday 9 May to take advantage of this free collection service, as it will cease after this time,” Council’s Director of Liveable Communities, Paul De Szell, explained.

“We do know that there are still a number of community members who are unable to place their flood waste on the kerbside and will need assistance to remove and dispose of the waste and we have resources available to help.”

Those who need assistance need to register for the help they require by phoning Council’s flood recovery hotline on 1300 545 040.

Council has collected more than 45,000 tonnes of flood waste in the weeks the free kerbside collection has been running – almost double the yearly red bin waste for the entire region.

“We remain committed to this clean-up process and will continue working on a case-by-case basis with those who need us, but this is the end to the kerbside collection as it’s been running.”

There is a range of other assistance available for anyone who has been impacted by the floods, through Council’s flood recovery centre at 2 Pulteney Street Taree. The centre operates from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday.

If you’d like to find out more you can also head to the flood recovery hub on our website www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/floodrecovery or sign up for the flood recovery newsletter.

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