Redlands Coast residents are encouraged to make their neighbours green with envy and help reduce waste to landfill through the use of a green waste bin.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council offered a number of kerbside bin options to help residents best manage their household waste across their general, recycling and green waste.
“We live in such a naturally wonderful place and I know it’s in our nature to want to rethink our waste and the impact it has on our community,” she said.
“Green waste bins are an ideal way to save you time and money and ensure garden waste can be recycled rather than ending up in landfill.
“Up to 30 per cent of general household waste can be diverted from landfill by residents using a green waste bin.
“Council is urging residents to consider ordering a green waste bin and rethink the way they dispose of their waste.”
Cr Williams said there was no set-up fee to obtain a green waste bin, which is available to mainland residents only at this time, and no set-up fee to swap or exchange existing bins when ordering a green waste bin at the same time.
“The use of green bins will allow Council to turn valuable green waste into organic garden products such as soil enhancers and mulch,” Cr Williams said.
“Having the extra green waste bin will also save residents trips to our recycling and waste centres, and will provide a safe way to reduce the risk of fire and storm damage posed by overgrown gardens.
“The green waste bin is collected fortnightly on the alternative week to the recycling bin.”
Cr Williams said correct disposal of waste through green waste bins would also help reduce Council’s costs in managing waste services to the city.
Residents can mix and match their bin sizes to suit their individual household needs, with bins available for waste (140L and 240L), recycling (140L, 240L and 340L) and green (240L, mainland only). Different annual fees apply.
To order a green waste bin for as little as approximately $1.20 per week or to change a bin size, contact Council on 3829 8999 or order online at redland.qld.gov.au/waste.