Ridding region of rubbish
FROM car parts to kitchen appliances, Bundy residents spent the weekend purging their homes of unwanted items as they took advantage of Bundaberg Regional Council’s free tip weekend.
Fridges, microwaves, ovens and trampolines were just a few of the items being dumped by spring cleaners.
Don Blackley leant his muscles and his truck to help a friend rid their home and yard of unwanted items.
“We got rid of a lot of old furniture and the normal household rubbish,” he said.
“They had a lot of old scrap metal laying around the place making it look untidy so we got rid of that.”
Mr Blackley said the wet weather did not stop people from heading to the tip.
“There were a lot of people there taking advantage of the free day,” he said.
“It’s a really good idea because it gets a bit expensive otherwise.”
The council offers free tip weekends throughout the year to encourage people to give their homes a clean-out and tidy yards ahead of the storm season.
Mr Blackley said the rain meant there was plenty of mud to trudge through.
“It was about four inches deep in some places,” he said.
“The council must have put some gravel down.
“Once the wheels broke through the first bit of mud, it was pretty solid to drive on underneath.”