28 February 2022
Residents and businesses who have begun cleaning up after flood waters impacted dozens of suburbs can dispose of waste for free at council’s Rosewood and Riverview recycling and refuse stations from 8am tomorrow, Tuesday 1 March.
Local Disaster Management Group Chairperson Mayor Teresa Harding said council crews are doing everything they can to reinstate operation capacity to many services as the community looks to begin the recovery effort.
“We know many residents will be hoping to remove soggy items and begin their clean-up in the coming days, so council has fast-tracked the reopening of our waste stations,” Mayor Harding said.
“Both sites will be staffed and operational but may be required to close early if reduced operating waste volumes are reached.
“The Riverview Recycling and Refuse Centre is likely to be without power and drivers are asked to be patient and follow the directions of staff.”
Council is also currently developing a program for the collection of kerbside waste in impacted areas once flood waters recede to provide appropriate access.
Mayor Harding said waste collection services are continuing across the city where possible.
“We know waste collection is an essential service, but road hazards and local flooding mean some collections may not be completed at this time,” Mayor Harding said.
Council has partnered with GIVIT to manage all offers of donated goods and services after disasters.
To see what is needed or to donate, please visit GIVIT.org.au and look for the Storms and Flooding Appeal.
Members of the public can donate through www.givit.org.au/storms-and-flooding with 100% of donated funds received by GIVIT going to affected communities.
For the most up-to-date road closures, weather and disaster information please check https://disaster.ipswich.qld.gov.au or call the council call centre on (07) 3810 6666.