Tip shop opening hours cut back to two days

TRADING hours at the Tip Top Shops at Gladstone and Benaraby Waste Transfer Stations will change from Saturday, August 29, dropping from five days a week to two.

The Tip Top Shops, which are part of Gladstone Regional Council's recycling operations, are currently open Wednesday to Sundays between 10am and 4pm.


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Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said following a business review, the operational hours would alter to Saturday and Sundays between 8am and 4pm.

"This will allow council's waste services to economise and rationalise the current operational costs and arrangement for recycling," Cr Sellers said.

"Based on the review, it was apparent that the shops are busiest on weekends, so the additional two hours should cater to potential customers."

Cr Sellers said there would also be a change to the payment system at the Tip Top Shops.

"The shop attendants will provide the customer with a sale docket to take to the gatehouse attendant to make the purchase," she said.

Council will trial the change in trading hours for one month with a review intended.