Category Archives: Waste and recycling

New wastewater treatment plant opened


A new, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island was officially opened today ahead of the busy summer holiday period. A joint initiative of Redland City Council and the State Government, and designed to serve the needs of the township for the next 30 years, the new plant is a crucial  Continue reading…

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Asbestos dumping a costly clean-up


Recent illegal asbestos dumping at Redland Bay and Sheldon has raised health and safety concerns and left Redland City Council and local ratepayers bearing a costly $8000 clean-up bill. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said suspected asbestos material had recently been dumped at Double Jump Road, Redland Bay and West Mount Cotton Road, Sheldon. “Council  Continue reading…

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Redland City going solar


Redland City Council will investigate building a local solar farm and installing solar panels at several Council owned sites to reduce power costs and provide greater energy efficiency. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the solar projects had the potential to save more than $10 million over 20 years and were part of a Renewable  Continue reading…

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Waste Strategy sets targets for Redlands


By 2024 approximately 55 per cent of household waste will either be recycled or reused under Redland City Council’s new waste strategy, to be tabled at tomorrow’s General Meeting. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Redland City Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2015 – 2020 looked at Council’s last five years of waste performance  Continue reading…

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Green waste bypass lane opens


A new bypass lane has opened at the Birkdale Waste Transfer Station, allowing residents carrying green waste to skip the queue at the gatehouse during weekends and peak periods. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams, who officially opened the new infrastructure today, said the bypass lane was constructed over a four-week period as part of the  Continue reading…

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Council takes a short Christmas break


All non-essential Council services will be closed from Christmas Day, reopening 4 January 2016. This includes Council Customer Service Centres, art galleries, libraries and Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC). RPAC tickets can still be purchased online during the closure. Emergency contacts: For emergencies such as road repairs, fallen trees or water supply issues over the  Continue reading…

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Bulky waste collection for Redlands


Bulky waste collections are on their way for Redland City following a decision at this week’s Redland City Council general meeting. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the decision to call for expressions of interest from social enterprises to conduct bulky waste collections on Council’s behalf responded to community desire for the service. “Residents have  Continue reading…

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Be aware of bin day changes


From late November to early December, residential waste and/or recycling bin days and/or weeks will change for 102 Streets in Thornlands, Victoria Point, Sheldon and Mt Cotton. The bin collection day for all residents on Lamb, Macleay and Karragarra Islands will also change from Fridays to Thursdays. These changes are necessary to make collection routes as  Continue reading…

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