Waste collection services disrupted, but bins will be collected

Published 12 November 2020

Service disruption

Waste and recycling bin collections will be disrupted next week, with the Transport Workers Union notifying that their drivers will strike on Mondays starting next week (16/11/2020).

Moreton Bay Region residents are assured that their rubbish will still be collected, although maybe not the same day.

It’s estimated the strike action will create at least a one day delay on your usual weekly household waste collection.

Your fortnightly recycling collection may be delayed for a number of days, but all bins will be collected within a week of the usual collection date.

Cleanaway, Council’s waste collection contractor, will operate with a skeleton staff to ensure their waste collection services can continue.

As long as you leave your bin on the kerbside, it will be collected.

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 able to be closed.
  • Overflow waste on the ground around bins will not be collected.
  • If you bin is blocked by an on-street vehicle or other obstruction, it will not be collected.

These rules will be enforced from 4:00am on Tuesday 17 November through to 4:00am on Saturday 21 November.

Thank you for your understanding.

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