IMPORTANT UPDATE: Extra resources from both within and outside of the Douglas and Cairns area have been engaged to clear the backlog of waste that has not been collected.
Priority will be focused on general waste (green lid bin) collections. Recycling in some areas may be deferred until next week.
Crews will be working across the weekend to get as much of the backlog cleared as possible. Residents are asked to leave bins on the kerb until they are emptied.
Free disposal of wheelie bin contents will continue to be made available at Killaloe waste transfer station during the weekend, with normal operating hours.
Cow Bay will also be open for free general waste disposal for residents and businesses on Saturday from 7am-noon. Council appreciates the patience and cooperation of residents as progress is made to clear the existing collection backlog.