Residents are invited to have their say on the City’s revised waste strategy, open for public comment until this Friday 9 October 2015. The revised strategy, titled Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2015 – 2020, will update the existing Sustainable Resources from Waste Plan, which was adopted in 2010.
State Government legislation has changed since 2010 and Council is now required to review its waste strategy, with three yearly reviews thereafter. This review has provided an opportunity to reflect on our achievements over the past five years while also setting realistic and practical goals for minimising waste and recovering reusable resources in the future.
Redland City Council is already performing very well, with an average city-wide domestic resource recovery rate of 47 per cent in 2014/15, compared with 37 per cent across the wider south-east Queensland region in 2012/13.
While these rates demonstrate the good work achieved at our waste transfer stations, more than half of our waste still goes to landfill. Residents and businesses across the city can help reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill by minimising food waste and ensuring green waste and recyclables are kept out of the waste bins.
The revised strategy builds on the plan adopted in 2010 that the community has already endorsed, highlighting our achievements from the past five years and setting our objectives and targets until 2020.
The revised strategy is available from Council’s website, customer service centres and libraries. Comments are invited by:
Completing an online survey
Calling: 3829 8999
Writing to: Redland City Council, PO Box 21, Cleveland Qld 4163