Spring ‘green’ your garden and save on a green waste bin


Mainland Redlands Coast residents will have an extra incentive to snap up a household green waste bin this spring with Council waiving the usual $30 bin establishment fee from 6 September to 31 October 2019.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said spring was the perfect time to remind keen gardeners that their garden waste could easily be diverted from landfill by ordering a green waste bin and using Council’s fortnightly kerbside collection service*.

“We are always looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill and the single biggest thing our mainland residents can do to help is order and use a green waste bin, if they don’t already have one,” Cr Williams said.

“Audits of waste from kerbside collections show that almost a third of what goes into general waste wheelie bins is actually green waste from householders’ gardens.

“Last financial year almost 2,400 Redlands Coast households signed up for a green waste bin, bringing the total number of households with a bin to 13,874.

“I thank all those residents, whose green waste is now being diverted from landfill and sent by Council for composting into soil and landscaping products; and I encourage those without a green waste bin to order one online during our promotional period.

“The $30 bin establishment fee will be completely waived, and the ongoing cost of the bin equates to just $1.20 a week on your rates.

“As well as cost savings, residents will save time and effort previously spent taking green waste to one of our waste transfer stations.

“Just a reminder that all Council transfer stations are also free for non-commercial users, so now is the perfect time to undertake a spring clean and also tidy up properties ahead of the summer fire season.”

Promotion details:

 Limited time deal for mainland residents: 6 September – 31 October 2019

Mainland household green waste bins ordered during this period will not incur the usual bin establishment fee, saving $30.

Order online from 6 September 2019.

More information: 3829 8999

 * The household green waste collection service is available to mainland residents only.