Don't put up with three-day-old seafood smells!
24 December 2008
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is looking after the practical side of Christmas this year with the confirmation that waste collection services will be in full swing, even on Christmas Day.
Council's Waste Education Officer Ali Bigg explains.
"While almost all retail and service industries take a break on Christmas Day, Council recognises that this is perhaps the busiest time of year for residential waste generation. The combination of Christmas feasts, additional visitors and mountains of wrapping paper can put a burden on the domestic bin system.
"We are pleased to advise that domestic bin collection services will remain unchanged over Christmas, so even if your bin day is Thursday December 25, your bin will be collected," said Ms Bigg.
In addition to the domestic collection service Council is encouraging residents to dispose of general waste and recycling by waiving the usual four dollar standard boot load fee on Boxing Day and New Years Day.
"Domestic quantities of recycling, steel and hazardous waste are always free to drop off at any transfer station but we hope to make it easier for people to dispose of large amounts of seafood or meat waste and those Christmas extras with the two free days," confirmed Ms Bigg.
Waste Transfer Stations will be closed on Christmas Day only and there will be no Kerbside Collection bookings taken for Monday December 29.