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Waste collection is an essential service Council provides to our community and we need to protect the health and safety of our waste collection contractors.
To reduce the amount of contact between their workers, our contractor URM requested some temporary changes to collection times to stagger the arrival of the large workforce at the collection depot each morning.
This means some trucks will commence collections earlier than the usual 6am start time.
To minimise disruption to our community, URM will try to vary collection starting points and commence with garbage runs where possible. However, changing collection routes for all trucks on a daily basis is extremely complex and may not always be possible.
URM, like all businesses, is required to show they are meeting their obligations to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and Council approved this temporary change in line with the state and federal government requirements.
We apologise for the inconvenience the new collection times may cause. Please be assured that this is only temporary and URM will return to their normal operating times as soon as is possible.