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Garbo pick ups threatened by snowy – windy weather

Ian Campbell 8 August 2019
Aug 8 in Thredbo. Photo: Fire and Rescue NSW Station 451 Thredbo Facebook

Aug 8 in Thredbo. Photo: Fire and Rescue NSW Station 451 Thredbo Facebook

With heavy snowfalls and strong winds moving across the region, Snowy Monaro residents are being warned of a possible disruption to waste collection services.

“Adverse weather events can impact on Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s ability to undertake scheduled kerbside collections,” a council spokesperson says.

“Residents that normally receive a kerbside collection on either a Friday or Monday are asked to consider the weather conditions before placing waste and recycling bins out for collection.

“If strong winds are likely and you have sufficient capacity in your bins to hold off until the next scheduled service, we ask that you refrain from placing your bins out for collection.

“This will limit the number of bins that may blow over thereby reducing the amount of litter being spread around the environment.”

Council might also be forced to cancel some collection services due to road conditions as some areas may experience snowfall which will impact on safety.  In such circumstances, services will be rescheduled to the next available day.

“The anticipated strong winds will also have an impact at Council’s waste facilities. If strong winds are present patrons are asked to refrain from attending a waste facility unless absolutely necessary,” the spokesperson says.

“Council will monitor the weather conditions and advise the public of any changes to collections services or the operating hours of waste facilities as they occur.”

If you have any questions phone our 24/7 customer service line on 1300 345 345 or check Council’s Facebook page.

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