Council set to clean up

BUNDABERG Regional Council last week decided to take over two waste-maintenance contracts that expire next year.

Council waste and recycling manager James Stanfield said although the contractors had been doing a good job, it was a reflection of confidence in the skills and facilities now found in council’s waste-management section.

“Bundy City was always for running things in-house, rather than through contract,” Mr Stanfield said.

The two contracts, one for Isis district waste collection and the other for Burnett Shire area waste-facility maintenance, will expire next year.

Waste Control will cease waste collection in the Isis district from July next year, when the contract expires on June 30.

Councillor Mary Wilkinson said the move would also save council money.

Council will just need to purchase an additional collection vehicle and the employment of a plant operator.

Meanwhile, the contract to maintain the four waste management facilities in the former Burnett Shire area (three landfills at Quanaba, Meadowvale and Avondale, and a transfer station at South Kolan), is currently held and operated by BAJ Contracting.

It will be taken over by council when the contract expires on March 29, 2010.



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