Council re-opens Waste Transfer Stations with new safety measures

An image of the entrance to the Browns Plains waste transfer station. Waste transfer stations in Logan will reopen from today (Tuesday, April 7) with strict measures in place.
Waste transfer stations in Logan will reopen from today (Tuesday, April 7) with strict measures in place.

Published: 7th April 2020

Logan City Council has reviewed its safety protocols and will allow residents entry to transfer stations with strict measures in place to protect the safety of its staff and the public.

The temporary access restrictions previously announced by Council were necessary due to ongoing breaches of hygiene and social distancing protocols and in line with Council’s priority to protect the health and well-being of the community, our customers and our staff. 

They also supported the “stay home, stay safe” message from governments and health authorities. 
 
Council’s message is clear - if you are using extra time at home to spring clean your house and garden, particularly over the Easter break, please do not visit these facilities unless it’s absolutely necessary.

The new safety measures introduced means added delays and residents are asked to be patient as these facilities will be operating at reduced capacity. Abuse of Council staff or members of the public at these facilities will not be tolerated. 

Alternatively, if the queues are too long, residents are urged to come back later or use an alternate site.
 
The Chief Health Officer has issued a direction to Queenslanders to stay home and restrict travel unless it's absolutely essential.
 
Council will closely monitor customer behaviour under the new access arrangements and may have to reintroduce tougher restrictions once again if social distancing protocols are not followed. 

Council has a legal obligation to maintain safety and follow government directives in its response to the COVID-19 crisis which are being regularly updated.
 
New rules for the public when accessing Logan’s transfer stations 

  • No cash payments accepted (only voucher, eftpos or paywave). Containers will be provided in which vouchers can be placed – no direct handover to staff.
  • Only a limited number of customers will be able to access the sites at any one time 
  • Customers must keep at least 1.5 metres away from all other people 
  • Reduced number of unloading areas
  • Do not visit the waste transfer station unless it’s absolutely essential 
  • As always, children must remain in the vehicle.

Only the Browns Plains transfer station will be open on Good Friday.

Please note that Council’s household collection of waste and recycling bins will continue as normal. 
 
Council’s bulky waste kerbside clean-up program will also continue as programmed.

Council thanks residents for their patience and understanding during the temporary closure while appropriate safety measures were put in place. 
 
Your safety – and ours – remains our top priority.
 

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