Category Archives: Waste and recycling

The top 10 plastics Council urges residents to stop recycling


Redlands Coast residents are urged to become better recyclers, especially when it comes to plastic, in the lead-up to National Recycling Week from 7-13 November 2022. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said non-recyclable plastics were the largest contributor locally to contamination within kerbside recycling bins. “Contamination rates in recycling bins across the city have almost  Continue reading…

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Hazardous waste campaign targets ‘dangers in disguise’


Redlands Coast residents have been urged to ensure they don’t leave “dangers in disguise” in their household bins and dispose of hazardous waste appropriately. Acting Mayor Julie Talty said there were safe and easy alternatives for residents who wanted to dispose of potentially dangerous materials and items, including asbestos, lithium and household batteries, flares. EPIRBS  Continue reading…

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High-tech rural enterprise to expand on Redland Coast


An innovative rural enterprise is combining food waste, insect larvae and ground breaking technology to produce high quality animal feed on Redlands Coast. Mayor Karen Williams today announced FlyFarm was partnering with Redland City Council to develop a local production facility on Redlands Coast. “I am pleased to announce that Council has offered FlyFarm a  Continue reading…

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Council extends free year round dropoff on four islands in ‘war on e-waste’


Redland City Council’s popular trial which allowed residents to take their e-waste to the Recycling and Waste Centres as part of an annual collection drive has been extended on four Redlands Coast islands. Redland City Council Mayor Karen Williams said the e-waste collection service was now available at any time on North Stradbroke Island, Coochiemudlo, Macleay  Continue reading…

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Wasteful habits add to Redlands waste bill


Residents are being urged to be mindful of what they place in their waste, recycling and green waste bins with poor waste and recycling habits contributing to a $3.6 million rise in waste management costs for Redland City Council over the last two years. Redland City Council Mayor Karen Williams said that with the State  Continue reading…

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Fire a reminder to dispose of waste properly


Redlands Coast residents have been reminded not to dispose of hazardous waste in their wheelie bins following a fire in a waste truck at Capalaba. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the incident last week forced the driver to dump burning waste, with fire and emergency services called to the scene. “What is believed to  Continue reading…

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Get ready to join a Clean Up Australia Day event on Redlands Coast


Redland City Council is encouraging the community to get involved in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 6 March. Mayor Karen Williams said local residents could join an existing Clean Up group or create their own. “Getting involved will benefit the naturally wonderful Redlands Coast by creating a cleaner environment and protecting our  Continue reading…

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Council holds annual e-waste collection on islands


Redland City Council hopes to collect more than three tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) for recycling during an annual collection drive for the island communities from 12 to 28 February 2022. Mayor Karen Williams said e-waste was one of the fastest growing types of waste worldwide and most could be recycled. “Australia generates the highest  Continue reading…

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