More free trips to the tip for flood-affected residents on the Tweed

FLOOD-affected residents across the Tweed who still need to make a few trips to the tip in an effort clear their yards and homes of debris and water-damaged property can do so for free this long-weekend.

Council has extended its free tip service for the Resource Recovery Centre at Stotts Creek this Easter long weekend to assist in the ongoing clean-up operation.

Flood-affected residents wanting to take advantage of the free waiver are asked to provide their driver’s licence or proof of address.


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Contractors have so far collected 4500 tonnes of debris from waterlogged homes and businesses. It’s estimated another 500 tonnes will be collected over the coming days.

Many residents have seen their debris collected and street washed down, with the majority of the remaining areas to be serviced ahead of Easter.

Residents wanting to dispose of waste collected from outside of flood-affected areas are being told to wait for Council’s bi-annual household kerbside collection which commences on Monday 24 April.

Contractors will return to flood affected areas after Easter for additional spot cleans as piles of debris reappear ahead of the household kerbside collection.

The Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre, located at Leddays Creek Road off the Tweed Valley Way, will be closed on Good Friday but will reopen from 9am on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The tip will remain free for flood-affected residents only until Sunday 23 April.