Garbage strike Monday, minimal disruptions expected

Published 20 November 2020

Service disruption - waste

Cleanaway’s garbage truck drivers will strike for a second time on Monday 23 November, which will again cause bin collection delays around the Moreton Bay Region.

Residents are reminded to leave their bins on the street as long as necessary to allow truck drivers the time to clear all rubbish.

Additional trucks and crew members have been brought in from as far away as Cairns, enabling the company to process the increased workload. Although some delays will be incurred.

The Transport Workers Union last week notified that their drivers will strike on Mondays starting from Monday 16 November.

To ensure Cleanaway’s staff can process the increased workload there will be additional conditions temporarily enforced on collections:

  • Overloaded bins will not be collected, the bin’s lid must be completely closed.
  • Overflow waste on the ground around bins will not be collected.
  • If your bin is blocked by an on-street vehicle or other obstruction, it will not be collected.

These rules are currently being enforced from 4:00am on Tuesday 17 November through to 4:00am on Saturday 5 December, but could be extended if needed.

Thank you for your understanding.

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