NOISY WAKE-UP: Pick me up a little later - that's the message  from some of the resorts.
NOISY WAKE-UP: Pick me up a little later - that's the message from some of the resorts. Contributed

Hastings St 6am collections rubbished

A TRIAL of 6am rubbish collections in Noosa's most famous strip - Hastings St - is set to continue, with council mindful it risks trashing the expensive holidays of visitors.

The May to June early collection, designed to avoid street congestion and workplace health and safety conflicts with the public, has been declared a success.

Even so, Noosa Council and waste contractor Cleanaway are proceeding with caution.

Council community services director Alan 'Fox' Rogers said the continued early morning pick-ups had the approval of the Hastings Street Association, but it was "fair to say, though, there is still sensitivity".

He said the council had to be mindful managing those complaints of people being woken at 6am.

"Those who are providing visitor beds are much more sensitive to the noise issue than the restaurateurs etc," Mr Rogers said.

"So that's the challenge - assuring the accommodation houses are on board as well.

"One of the things we've been talking to them about though is it was becoming a workplace health and safety issue.

"People doing really silly things to go past the garbage trucks - crossing the roads, going around the roundabout the wrong way, doing all of that," he said.

However, the alternative of having the bins on the footpath at 7-8am was also "not a good look", he said.

Mr Roger said the waste collectors could lessen the noise impact by not collecting loads of bottles into an empty truck.

Seahaven Noosa manager Lee-Ann Hay said there hadn't been too many guests complaining about the 6am daily rubbish collections in Hastings St.

"Six o'clock is pretty early for guests on holiday. They're here and they'd like to sleep in," Ms Hay said.

"We'd like another hour if possible, but I understand with the restaurants and the morning trade and the morning walkers, it gets pretty congested and that has alleviated that.

"We're not having as much problems as other properties, even though we're bigger.

"Most of our bedrooms are on the beachfront - it's just the bedrooms that are directly on the street.

"There's got to be a happy medium somewhere for everyone."

Netanya Noosa manager Graham Bradford said ideally the collections would be later at 7am, as the resort's biggest source of complaints was the noise of the waste trucks.

"It works to get the bins off the street by 7am but there are issues. We are between a rock and a hard place," he said.

Mantra French Quarter's Steve McPharlin said the collection noise had been raised frequently by guests but most were understanding enough to realise these "civil services have to happen some time".

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