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Media Release - Social Distancing Measures at Waste Management Facilities

9th April 2020

Residents are being asked to refrain from making non-essential trips to Council’s waste management facilities.

In accordance with Federal Government requirements, doing a run to a waste facility to dispose of household or backyard rubbish is not considered essential travel. 

Residents should only use the waste facilities to dispose of green waste, food waste and/or waste that may present a public health or safety risk if it can not be collected during the weekly pick-up.

Council is currently maintaining its usual waste collection services for all customers, and commercial customers can continue to access the facility as required.

Social distancing and additional safety measures have been implemented at the Warrens Hill Waste Management Facility in accordance with COVID-19 requirements. These measures include:

  • Vehicle restrictions, via boom gate, on entry;
  • Visitors and staff must maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from all other people at all times; and
  • No more than two vehicles are permitted per unloading area at any one time.

Visitors to the facility are encouraged to use cashless payment options such as tap-and-go and debit cards to reduce cash handling. This will assist with the health and safety of our customers and staff during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Visitors are asked to remain courteous to staff and be patient as delays may be experienced due to increased safety measures. Should non-essential visits occur, Council may be required to implement much tougher restrictions and controls to ensure compliance with COVID-19 requirements, including notification to police.

For further information, visit Council’s website Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

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