Tuncurry Waste Centre remains closed due to bushfires

Published on 28 October 2019

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Update Wednesday 30 October 2019:

The Tuncurry Waste Management Centre has reopened to the public today after the bushfires forced evacuation and closure last weekend. If your waste load is large, you may be diverted to the Taree Waste Management Centre on Bucketts Way. Residential waste collection services are now fully restored and proceeding as usual. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Monday 28 October 2019: 

MidCoast residents are advised that waste collections may be affected in the aftermath of the bushfire events of 26-27 October in Tuncurry. 

Due to continuing fires in the bushland behind the landfill area, the Tuncurry Waste Management Centre will remain closed. If you're planning a visit, take your loads to the Taree Waste Management Facility on Bucketts Way instead.

"The NSW Rural Fire Service and emergency workers did an absolutely amazing job to defend the Waste Management Centre, with all buildings and infrastructure saved. The vegetation surrounding the Centre is totally destroyed, which shows how hard the RFS worked to successfully defend the Centre," said Council's Director of Liveable Communities, Paul De Szell.

Waste collections across the Great Lakes area may also be impacted this week.

We will arrange special collections as soon as possible. In the meantime, please place your bins out on your normal collection day, and leave them out if possible until they are emptied.

For further information, please visit our emergencies management page.

If you are experiencing water services interruptions due to the fire situation, please report by calling 1300 133 455.

We thank all MidCoast residents for their cooperation as we work to restore services that are unavoidably interrupted by the impact of the fires.