The community will now have to show proof of residency to use the free waste disposal service in the North Burnett.
The community will now have to show proof of residency to use the free waste disposal service in the North Burnett. Contributed

Proof needed for free waste disposal

NORTH Burnett residents will now need to provide evidence of residency before they can use the council's free waste disposal.

The North Burnett Regional Council has observed a significant increase in the amount of household waste taken to landfill since the free dumping was introduced in July 2016.

Biggenden's household waste has increased from 288 tonnes in 2015/2016 to 587 tonnes last financial year.

The council said they want the service of free waste disposal for domestic waste of up to 1m3 to continue to be available for North Burnett residents only.

Previously, some customers who may not have been local were being subsidised by ratepayers.

Residents should be prepared to take proof of residency on every trip to the waste management facility.

Otherwise they will be charged $8 per wheelie bin, $12 for a sedan or $15 for a utility or small trailer.

For more information contact your nearest North Burnett Regional Council office.


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