Budget 2014-15: A clean and green community


Waste collection is an important service that Council provides to its residents. Each year Council spends about $7.8 million to operate the eight Redland City transfer stations and a further $11.2 million collecting waste and recycling from local homes and businesses. This commitment maintains our strong environmental character by maximising resource recovery and reducing waste to landfill. This year’s Budget also includes funding for three waste projects:

  • Redland Bay transfer station upgrade $300,000
  • Mobile garbage bin purchase $125,000
  • Waste capital improvements $88,105
Job Name Description Budget Year 1 2014-15 $000s Estimate Year 2 2015-16 $000s Estimate Year 3 2016-17 $000s
Clean Up Australia Day Acceptance of Clean Up Australia Day waste at transfer stations, provision of bulk waste bins and waste disposal for cleanup sites 1,050 1,092 1,136
North Stradbroke Island Transfer Station Acceptance of residential waste and commercial greenwaste at island transfer stations, including waste disposal and management costs 492,114 510,839 530,825
Kerbside Recycling/Waste Collection Subsidisation of collection costs for properties requiring manual collection to support the elderly or people with disabilities 33,416 34,758 36,154
Bulky Item Collection for HAS Clients Exemption of fees for waste disposal to Home Assist Secure clients 18,082 18,808 19,564
Russell Island Transfer Station Acceptance of residential waste and commercial greenwaste at island transfer stations, including waste disposal and management costs 405,157 421,434 438,365
Macleay Island Transfer Station Acceptance of residential waste and commercial greenwaste at island transfer stations, including waste disposal and management costs 385,768 401,266 417,387
Lamb Island Transfer Station Acceptance of residential waste at island transfer stations, including waste disposal and management costs 110,914 115,370 120,005
Karragarra Island Transfer Station Acceptance of residential waste at island transfer stations, including waste disposal and management costs 98,775 102,744 106,871
Coochiemudlo Island Transfer Station Acceptance of residential waste and commercial greenwaste at island transfer stations, including waste disposal and management costs 170,601 177,455 184,585
1,715,876 1,783,767 1,854,893

Note: the estimated budget figures shown for year 2 and year 3 may differ slightly when detailed budgets are prepared for each subsequent year (e.g. contract rates may change as contracts change or shifts in recyclables revenue).

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