Special flood clean-up arrangements

SPECIAL flood debris clean-ups are taking place across the Hastings after the weekend’s wild weather left a trail of destruction.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, in conjunction with waste management business JR Richards, is working on either side of the Hastings River today.

Today the clean-ups will centre on Port Macquarie’s North Shore and Settlement Point some of the areas most flood-affected.

A Byabarra and Ellenborough Rural waste collection will run this weekend.

Waste facilities will accept flood-damaged household goods and debris free of charge until Monday, March 11.

“Council would appreciate if residents could separate materials as much as possible,“ a spokeswoman said.

Separating green waste from household waste is particularly important as this will reduce the amount of material needed to be sent to landfill.

Some of the debris around Westport Park on Sunday.

Some of the debris around Westport Park on Sunday.

Some of the debris around Westport Park on Sunday.

Some of the debris around Westport Park on Sunday.