New service a waste for some

RESISTANCE has proven futile for some Mungar and Yengarie residents who don't want the Fraser Coast council's expanded waste service and recycling collection to reach their doorsteps.

However, for the owners of 10 properties on Nangarin Road the news is quite the opposite after the council resolved to leave the Yengarie road out of its waste collection equation because of service issues with garbage trucks and suitable areas to place bins.

The acting director for external services, Martyn Walton, told a council meeting yesterday that 90 per cent acceptance of the service had been recorded after a council survey of 500 properties in June.

The council's defined waste collection area was extended last March and new waste and recycling bins were delivered to all homes in the newly extended area before July 1.

A petition representing 15 of 30 properties at Old Mill Road, Pleasant View Road and Ferry Road sought to decline the council service, as did another petition from Mungar which represented 26 of 101 properties.

Mr Walton said the council could not remove individual properties; it would have to be on a street-by-street basis.

Mungar resident Jeffrey May yesterday told the meeting his personal survey of 41 properties had produced a 63 per cent rejection rate. “Does this (the council) report adequately represent the situation?” he said.

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