Council urges residents to delay waste station visits as voucher issue delayed

Time it: Waste vouchers have been delayed this year, and Logan City Council is urging residents to delay their tip trips where possible.
Time it: Waste vouchers have been delayed this year, and Logan City Council is urging residents to delay their tip trips where possible.

Logan residents without valid waste vouchers are encouraged to delay their trip to the city's tips over the next few weeks.

Ratepayers of residential properties with a bin service in Logan receive four free waste vouchers each year.

Vouchers for 2020/2021 will be sent out with the next round of rates notices.

The 2019/2020 vouchers remain valid to Friday, July 31 or until when the new 2020/2021 vouchers are issued.

Mayor Darren Power recently announced that council's 2020/2021 Budget would be handed down on Monday, July 20.

While the date complies with all legislative requirements, it is about a month later than in previous years, largely due to the challenging current economic climate and the late declaration of Logan City Council after the local government elections.

As a result, the July quarter rates notices and the issuing of 2020/2021 waste vouchers are also delayed.

Because of these unusual circumstances, council said this year, there could be a short period between the 2019/2020 waste vouchers expiry date and when the 2020/2021 vouchers are issued.

Ratepayers who may be impacted during this period are encouraged, where possible, to delay their trip to the city's five waste transfer stations - Browns Plains, Carbrook, Logan Village, Greenbank and Beenleigh.

Those who need to use the facilities and don't have a voucher will be required to pay usual disposal rates.

Rates start at just $9 for Logan residents and ratepayers for a small load of domestic waste, which typically would fit in the boot of a sedan or half of a trailer.

A medium load of domestic waste, typically a full trailer or utility, is $14 while a large load is $22. There is no charge for domestic green waste.

For more details go to: logan.qld.gov.au/waste/vouchers

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