Storm debris to be collected on Monday
RICHMOND Valley Council has announced kerbside collection for Woodburn and storm-affected areas in Evans Head and Broadwater on Monday, November 26.
The collection is aimed to help those in uninsured properties and residents who are unable to deliver storm debris to landfills or transfer stations, in particular the elderly and infirm.
The collection is funded by the Disaster Relief Arrangements. Council's General Manager John Walker said he hoped the large amounts of storm debris sitting in front of homes and throughout the lower river would soon start dwindling now Council had finalised arrangements for the pickup.
He said all storm debris should be between the footpath and the street and placed so that it did not interfere with traffic.
"The rules are simple, if it's storm-related rubbish, just leave it at kerbside and Council will take it away," Mr Walker said.
Rubbish should be sorted into green waste/timber, metals for recycling and general waste.
Mr Walker said Council works crews would not pick up liquids, hazardous chemicals or tyres.
To ease the financial burden, Council has also waived tipping fees at Evans Head and Bora Ridge landfill sites for Richmond Valley Council residents dropping off storm-related rubbish, until close of business Sunday, November 25, by 4.30pm.
Residents should check Council's website for further information on what assistance is available to storm-affected residents.