Redland City Mayor Karen Williams today announced a free clean green waste kerbside collection service for all Redland residents to assist with the storm clean-up.
Cr Williams said residents needed to have green waste from the storm on their footpaths by no later than Sunday 10 February, as collection would commence early Monday 11 February.
“Council is delighted to be able to offer this service to help our residents clean-up after the damaging winds that lashed the Redlands over the Australia Day holiday weekend.
“I would like to thank residents for preparing for the storm, for staying safe and for helping with the clean-up. Please remember however, if you see any powerlines do not go near them but call Energex on 13 19 62.”
Cr Williams said while the kerbside collection would commence on Monday 11 February, Council crews would be picking up clean green waste from now, as they were in the area on their general storm clean-up.
“If the council crew is in the area and sees a pile they may be able to collect it now, but please be assured there will be another pick-up commencing Monday 11 February.”
Cr Williams said clean green waste should not be bagged, but left loose as the waste was going to be recycled into composting and soil conditioning products.
“Plastic bags and other general waste will contaminate the recycling process.”
To be picked up clean green waste should:
- Not contain any other waste such as general rubbish, furniture, cement, concrete, steel, timber or dirt (unless from the tree root)
- Be neatly stacked, with heavier tree limbs on the bottom to avoid the pile toppling over
- Be left loose, and not packed in bags or boxes (tying with string is ok)
Please note Council cannot collect any green waste piles that contain any other waste – these piles will be left for your own disposal.
Cr Williams asked residents to be patient with the free green waste kerbside collection, which would take several weeks to complete around the city.
“Residents with smaller amounts of green waste are encouraged to take it to Council’s free waste transfer stations for disposal,” Cr Williams said.”
Cr Williams also announced extended operating hours at the city’s waste transfer stations located at Birkdale and Redland Bay. They are open today and tomorrow from 6.45am to 6:30pm (rather than 7.15am to 5.15pm) to assist residents.
“In addition, waste transfer stations on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and North Stradbroke
Island have extended operations today and tomorrow until 4pm.
“We will review ongoing extended hours in the coming days according to demand.”
Contact RedWaste on 1300 362 036 for further waste information. Due to an overwhelming number of calls, Council’s Operations Centre phone number to report fallen trees has been changed to 3829 8363, however calls to the previous number (3829 8752) are still being answered.