A blog about Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Queensland – a unique little paradise under forty kilometres as the seagull flies from Brisbane CBD.
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

One part of Lamb Island is a bit of a dump.

These trees are all you actually see from the road, but discreetly tucked away behind them is Lamb Island's small but handy out-of-sight-out-of-mind waste transfer facility. While we have a weekly garbage collection with the trucks taking our rubbish to the mainland by barge, we still need somewhere to dump junk like appliances that stop working two days after the warranty expires or that wheelbarrow that only needs a new tray which would cost more than a whole new wheelbarrow. That kind of stuff goes into a mega-skip that’s also taken off-island for disposal – although green waste is mulched and left for gardeners to help themselves to.

Best of all, unlike at many similar facilities elsewhere, we’re not charged to use the facility. The cost is included in our rates, so nobody dumps stuff elsewhere on the island to save money.