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In light of developments with COVID-19, all Containers for Change operations in Far North Queensland will be closed temporarily as of Thursday 19 March 2020. This includes the Containers for Change depot in Cooktown and Weipa and all mobile container refund points that we operate in Far North Queensland.

These measures have been put in place to help keep our communities and staff safe. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our valued customers.

We are looking at putting procedures in place to operate as a bag drop, which minimises personal interaction whilst still providing customers with an opportunity to safely return their containers. We will continue to keep you updated of developments.

In the meantime, we encourage customers to continue collecting eligible containers. To help with this, Auswaste will be supplying the mesh bags that we have available at the front gate of both depots, Cooktown and Weipa, for free to our customers. If you have any concerns with storing your containers until we can process them, please contact our office on 07 4069 5290 so we can discuss a possible solution.

Again, we apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Stay safe Cape York!

Your Team at Auswaste

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