Townsville City Council have hit the streets of our flood impacted suburbs with a 3 stage clean up to give a helping hand to those doing it tough at the moment.
They have a plan in place, so please spread the word and follow their plan so that we can clean our city up as smoothly as possible.
Stage 1 sees the Townville City Council and Australian Defence Force starting road cleaning and debris pick up on Thursday 7 February and Friday 8 February.
Stage 2 sees Queensland Fire and Emergency Service and Team Rubicon move in from Friday 8 February to Sunday 10 February to clean houses and yards and move hard rubbish to the curb for collection.
Stage 3 will see the Townsville City Council and Australian Defence Force begin the collection of hard waste from Monday 11 February.
Local Recovery and Resilience Group Chair Les Walker is urging those in suburbs hardest hit to adhere to the plan.
“I urge residents in the Collection Zones to remove as many flood-damaged items and materials from their homes as possible over the weekend, where it is safe to do so,” Cr Walker said.
“The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) will be on hand throughout the weekend to assist with clearing accessways and cleaning houses in those suburbs, as well as moving flood-damaged hard rubbish to the curb for collection.”
To see if your street is in the collection zone for hard waste, follow this link.
QFES is also providing support to residents outside of the Collection Zones including at Alligator Creek, Bluewater, Gumlow and Nome.
Food waste dumps are open at Bunnings Domain Central and North Shore for residents to dispose of food waste.
An additional food waste disposal site is now open in the carpark at the Murray Sporting Complex soccer field carparks on Murray Lyons Crescent.
Council’s normal rubbish collections have resumed for households on streets not impacted by flooding.