Waste collection delays, Moreton Bay Region

Published 2:15pm 23 August 2022

Waste collection delays, Moreton Bay Region
Words by Kylie Knight

Staff shortages at Cleanaway, Moreton Bay Council’s waste collection contractor, are affecting kerbside collection of recycling bins across the Moreton Bay Region.

Cleanaway missed some streets for collection on Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19 because of the driver shortages, but the company managed to clear most of that backlog on Saturday, August 20.

The company is warning disruptions will continue this week until Cleanaway’s full crew can get back to work.

Mayor Peter Flannery is asking residents to leave their bins out on the kerb until Cleanaway recycling trucks manage to get to them.

“This is only impacting recyclable waste collections - normally Cleanaway has 16 kerbside recycling truck drivers doing the runs but many of them are out of action at the moment,” Mayor Flannery says.

“They’re working as hard as they can and Council is trying to help wherever possible, but in the meantime we need locals to leave their recycling bins out until these are collected.

“This will give Cleanaway the time needed to clear the backlog. At this stage Cleanaway expects to have the problem resolved by the end of the weekend (August 28).

“We will keep you updated on this matter. You can also visit council’s webpage for updates.

“Cleanaway is looking to get additional crew members to Brisbane from other parts of Queensland to help clear the bins.”

Council is asking residents not to lodge a ‘Missed Bin Collection’ form at this time, due to the high number of missed services.

Remember, if bins are blocked by an on-street vehicle or other obstruction they cannot be emptied.

For more information visit: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Waste-Recycling/Collections/Recycling-Bin-Collection-Delays

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