Flood waste accepted free of charge at Council’s transfer stations

Published on 24 October 2022

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Flood waste accepted free of charge at Council’s transfer stations

As part of the clean-up efforts following recent extreme weather across the shire, Council’s transfer stations will be accepting flood waste free of charge until the end of October.

Opening hours are:

Birregurra Transfer station is open every Sunday 10am to 4pm
Alvie and Apollo Bay are open seven days a week 10am to 2pm

All flood waste will be inspected on presentation and items recorded to allow Council to track the volumes received in order to account to the Victorian Government, who announced a waiving of landfill levies for Councils who were affected by flood.

Items accepted include timber waste, scrap metal, white goods, carpet, glass wrapped securely in cardboard and clearly marked as glass, electronic waste and household furniture.

Contaminated items are not accepted, such as asbestos, hazardous waste materials, liquid waste such as fertilisers and building rubbish such as bricks, concrete, plasterboard, cement sheeting, soil and rocks. Check the GoodSort app for the full list and where to dispose of these items.

Mould, a type of fungi that lives on plant and animal matter, can also be an issue following water damage and floods and can adversely affect human health. Please find ways to reduce mould growth here: https://www.health.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/migrated/files/collections/factsheets/a/after-a-flood-mould-and-your-health-doc.pdf. If you’re worried about your own or a family member’s health, you can seek medical advice from your local doctor or call NURSE-ON-CALL 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1300 60 60 24.

With more rain forecast for later next week, Council reminds residents to prepare with copies of important documents close at hand should you need to make an insurance claim and to prepare a plan to ensure you, your family, neighbours and animals remain safe.

For more information about our waste services, please visit the Waste & Recycling section of our website: www.colacotway.vic.gov.au


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