Evidence of residency required at North Burnett landfill sites
North Burnett Regional Council will require residents utilising the free waste service available for dumping of domestic waste for up to 1m3 to continue to provide evidence of residency.
Mayor Cr Rachel Chambers advised that since July 2016 when free dumping for residents was introduced, there has been a significant increase in the amount of household waste taken to landfill. This is fantastic, however we just want this service to be available for North Burnett residents only. As an example, household waste taken to Biggenden has increased from 288 tonnes in 2015/16 to 587 tonnes last financial year and this trend has continued.
“The cost of waste disposal is quite high and those customers who may not be local are being subsidised by ratepayers. Residents should be prepared and take proof of residency on every trip to their local waste management facility, or be ready to pay $6 per wheelie bin, $7 for a sedan or $11 for a utility or trailer,” Cr Chambers said.
“The North Burnett Regional Council is one of the few Council’s which offers free waste disposal for domestic waste up to 1m3, making it an attractive option to our close neighbours.”
Fees and charges for waste disposal will again be reviewed in the near future in preparation for the 2018/19 financial year.