Hay Point Transfer Station cleared to reopen

Hay Point Transfer Station will reopen to the public on Thursday (December 10) from 10am after receiving an asbestos clearance certificate.

The transfer station has been closed since November 29 after suspecting a potential contaminant had been disposed of at the facility, which then testing confirmed as asbestos.

Residents are reminded that asbestos cannot be disposed of, under any circumstances, at any of council’s rural transfer stations.

Any material, in quantities up to 175kg, that may contain asbestos must be wrapped appropriately and disposed of at the Paget Waste Management Centre on Crichton's Road.

Loads larger than 175kg must be hauled to Hogan's Pocket Landfill by a regulated waste carrier and must be pre-booked via the council's Online booking system before 3pm 24 hours in advance.

For a comprehensive guide on the safe disposal of asbestos material, visit mackay.qld.gov.au/asbestos

Hay Point Transfer Station is open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm.