Council to close waste centre to non-essential users

Published on 31 March 2020

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The City of Launceston will close its waste transfer station at Remount Road for non-essential users to fall in line with the state government's new COVID-19 control measures.

The new measures were announced by Premier Peter Gutwein on Monday, and came into effect at midnight last night.

"These new restrictions mean that Tasmanians are now required to stay at home for the next four weeks and will only be permitted to do those things considered essential, including things such as buying food, going to school or work, going out for essential supplies or to check in on a loved one," Mayor van Zetten said.

"In light of this, it has been considered necessary to put a much stricter limit on the use of this facility."

Mayor van Zetten said in terms of household rubbish removal, it was still business as usual.

"People don't need to be concerned - they will still get their rubbish, recycling and their FOGO bins picked up each week."

The closure will take effect from 4pm today (March 31) for a period of four weeks.

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