Is your trip to the Waste and Recycling Centre essential?

2 April 2020

Gold Coast residents are being asked to refrain from visiting the City’s Waste and Recycling Centres (WRC’s) unless it’s absolutely essential.

Mayor Tom Tate said social distancing and extra safety measures had been put in place at all WRC’s in response to the Covid-19 crisis, but a number of issues had emerged.

“There are now increasingly long wait times due to only every second parking bay being available and sadly, we’re seeing an increase in aggression against staff,” he said.

“So we’re asking the community to save their trip to the WRC until this crisis is over.

“The Federal Government has asked all of us to stay home, restrict our travel and only go out when it’s absolutely necessary.

“If you’re at home doing a house or garden clean up - that’s great, but please, hold off on going to a WRC.

“For the safety of you, your family and those around you please follow community advice, respect social distancing measures in place and stay home where possible.”

Visit www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/waste for alternative waste management options.

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