Bajool Waste Transfer Station to open 6 April

Published on 05 March 2019

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Construction is nearly complete on the new Waste Transfer Station in Bajool, opening 6 April, 2019. The transfer station will accept domestic general waste and recycling. 

The last date of operation for the current interim collection services at Marmor and Bajool is Sunday, 31 March.

Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow has said that investments in waste infrastructure provide important benefits to the community.  

“This new transfer station will provide our residents in Bajool and surrounding areas with safe, reliable waste and recycling services that are also accessible and convenient,” said Mayor Strelow.

“We have received a lot of engagement from members of the community as we’ve transitioned away from roadside bin stations, and we want to thank everybody who took the time to come to community meetings or get in touch with us.”

Divisional Councillor Drew Wickerson said that one great benefit of the new transfer station is that it will make it easier than ever for people in Bajool, Upper Ulam, and Marmor to recycle.

“Residents will be able to dispose of their separated recyclable materials for free, just like at our other transfer stations around the Rockhampton region,” said Cr Wickerson.

“We’ll be hosting an open day at the Bajool Waste Transfer Station on 6 April from 9.00am to 12.00pm. We’re inviting the local community to join us for a chat over a free sausage sizzle to learn about how the facility works and get some handy hints on how to save money by recycling correctly.”

The Waste Transfer Station is located on the outskirts of Bajool just off the Bajool/Port Alma Road.

Opening hours will be:

Tuesdays and Thursdays – 2:00pm to 5:00pm (May to August)

              Tuesdays and Thursdays – 3:00pm to 6:00pm (September to April)

Saturdays and Sundays – 9:00am to 3:00pm