Fish waste bins removed from 1770, now at waste facility

FISHERMEN will need to take their seafood waste to the Agnes Water Transfer Station from now on.

A 660L skip bin will be installed at the centre, specifically for fish waste.

Gladstone region Mayor Gail Sellers said the bins originally used for fish waste at the Seventeen Seventy marina were overflowing with general rubbish.

"Unfortunately, due to the misuse of Council skip bins at the Seventeen Seventy Marina, Council was forced to remove those bins as they were overflowing with general household waste despite being cleared three times per week," Councillor Sellers said.

"Those four skips bins were intended for fish waste and general visitor waste not bags and bags of residential waste. 

"Due to health and environmental concerns, those bins were removed and Council will install the seafood waste-only skip bin at the transfer facility." 

Cr Sellers said the new seafood waste bin would be clearly labelled and asked residents and business operators to dispose of general household rubbish in the correct bins.

"Residents are also reminded that the transfer station operates 8am to noon seven days a week and leaving rubbish at the fence line is classified as illegal dumping," she said.

"Dumping rubbish like this, particularly seafood and fish waste, creates strong odours and attracts pests such as vermin and wild dogs."

For more information about the Agnes Water Transfer Station and what waste can be placed there visit Council's website here.



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