Residents within the Bauhinia, Bogantungan, Anakie, Gindie and the Willows areas will need to request a key from a council customer service centre before we close on Christmas Eve.
Personal identification and proof of address will be required.
While there is no cost, only two keys will be issued per household and the fee to replace a lost key is $160.
The control measure is a requirement under the Queensland Government’s state-wide waste levy, which the Central Highlands Regional Council must administer.
The extra security will ensure residents can safely access their bin station and help council to monitor and manage waste volumes.
It will also deter unlawful use of the facility by people from other regions or areas.
Council is also installing security cameras at all resource recovery centres, including landfills, waste transfer stations and bin stations. This is due to be completed by mid-December.
The security camera project has been partially funded by the Queensland Government’s $200 million Works for Queensland program.