Stanthorpe rubbish pick-up

THE Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) is reminding Stanthorpe residents to blitz their backyards this month.

SDRC Environmental Services manager Matthew Fraser has urged residents in the southern part of the shire to participate in council’s Kerbside Cleanup, which has not been conducted for some time in the Stanthorpe area.

Mr Fraser said the free service being provided to premises in the defined-waste collection service area will be held every two years in the future.

“This is a chance to clear your home of accumulated rubbish and disused articles,” Mr Fraser said.

Residents are to place items neatly by the kerbside no earlier than Sunday on the week of collection for their area.

Mr Fraser stressed that articles placed on the footpath must be able to be lifted safely by two people and that items such as refrigerators and wardrobes must have doors removed prior to placement on footpath for safety reasons.

“We’ll also be recycling as much as possible, so I’d ask residents to separate articles into stockpiles of green waste, scrap metal and other materials,” Mr Fraser said.

Residents must not put out wet materials, such as food scraps, liquids etc, chemicals or chemical containers, broken glass, grass clippings or vehicle tyres.

Collection days for areas are as follows:

Stanthorpe south of Quart Pot Creek: May 10-14

Stanthorpe north of Quart Pot Creek: May 17-21

Applethorpe, Ballandean, Cottonvale, Glen Aplin, The Summit, Thulimbah and Wallangarra: May 24-28.

Enquiries to Stanthorpe Customer Service Unit on 4681 5500.



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