Rubbish contractor to check on what the pensioner saw
TRANSPACIFIC, owner of the Fraser Coast's waste contractor Cleanaway, is investigating after a Granville pensioner said his waste and recycling bins had twice been dumped into one truck.
Max Deacon's story sparked an influx of comments on the Fraser Coast Chronicle website and Facebook page on Wednesday.
Several people claimed they too had seen their bins tipped into the same truck.
A Transpacific spokeswoman said the company policy was there was one truck for recycling and one truck for waste.
"Bins certainly shouldn't be going into the one truck," she said.
"We are investigating and talking to drivers."
The Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell has denied that recycling and waste were put into the same truck at the same time.
He said the truck used on the Wednesday morning run to Poona were labelled collection and could be used for either recycling or waste collection.
"Recycling materials are taken to the material recovery facility for processing. They are not taken to landfill," he said.