The University Drive waste management facility has been closed until further notice.
The University Drive waste management facility has been closed until further notice. Zach Hogg BUN190814WMF4

Update: Detonators now removed from Bundy dump

Update November 6: THE detonators have been removed and the University Drive waste management facility has reopened.

A council spokeswoman said the devices were confirmed as detonators and they were taken to Rockhampton by officers from the Explosives Inspectorate of the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

"Anyone who wants to dispose of old or unwanted explosives should call the Explosives Inspectorate on 4936 0187," she said.

"They should not be taken to a waste facility."

She thanked the explosives experts for their prompt attendance and police for clearing the scene.

 

Yesterday: THE University Drive waste management facility has been closed until further notice.

Devices that are believed to be detonators were deposited at the facility at the weekend.

A detonator, frequently a blasting cap, is a device used to trigger an explosive device.

They can be chemically, mechanically or electrically initiated, the latter two being the most common.

A Bundaberg Regional Council spokesman said, to ensure the safety of staff and members of the public, the site would remain closed until the devices are examined by experts.

A team from the explosives inspectorate of the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy will be inspecting the devices.

To dispose of household waste, the community is asked to divert to Qunaba, 108 Potters Rd, Bargara, or Meadowvale, 443 Rosedale Rd, Bundaberg North.

Commercial waste can be taken to Qunaba.

The spokesman said the council apologises for the inconvenience.