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Townsville’s Thriving Waste Management: A Key Driver in City Development

Townsville’s Thriving Waste Management: A Key Driver in City Development
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Efficiency in Waste Collection

Townsville City Council’s robust fleet of 27 sidearm waste trucks has achieved a remarkable feat, lifting over 3.5 million bins throughout the city in the past year.

This extensive effort encompasses the collection of domestic waste directed to the Stuart Waste Facility and recycling materials transported to the Material Recovery Facility on Ingham Road.

Impressive Fleet Contribution

Within the Council’s fleet of 550 vehicles covering a staggering 22 million kilometres, these waste trucks stand out as pivotal contributors.

Russ Cook, Chairperson of the Townsville Water and Resource Recovery Committee, underscored this achievement, affirming the council’s dedication to enhancing Townsville’s status as an exemplary place to live, work, and explore.

Commitment to Community Service

Council vehicles play multifaceted roles beyond waste management, being instrumental in diverse activities such as facilitating community events, ensuring smooth traffic flow, and supporting construction endeavours.

Each vehicle’s presence in our suburbs signifies a concerted effort towards fostering a more appealing environment for residents and businesses alike.

City Progression and Enhanced Appeal

Cr. Cook emphasised, “Our fleet, including the waste trucks, epitomises the impact we make daily, emptying 3.5 million domestic bins annually, effectively managing the waste flow to our facilities. These vehicles collectively contribute to the growth and prosperity of Townsville, elevating its allure as a vibrant and attractive destination for residents and prospective ventures.”

Townsville’s waste management system, with its impressive numbers and multifunctional fleet, stands not just as an emblem of efficiency but as a driving force in the city’s evolution.

It symbolises a commitment to sustainable development and underscores the council’s proactive approach towards shaping Townsville‘s future.

Brini Wines