Category Archives: Waste and recycling

Temporary weekday closure of Birkdale Waste Transfer Station


The Birkdale Waste Transfer Station will be closed on weekdays from 19 to 30 October as part of landfill rehabilitation works at the site, with the facility open as usual on the weekend of 24-25 October. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had decided to temporarily close the Birkdale tip to reduce traffic management  Continue reading…

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Revised waste strategy open for comment


Residents are invited to have their say on the City’s revised waste strategy, open for public comment from 14 September until 9 October 2015. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2015 – 2020 updated the existing strategy Sustainable Resources from Waste Plan, which was adopted in 2010. “State government  Continue reading…

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Missed bin collections on Russell Island


Some streets on Russell Island did not have their waste bin collected today due to mechanical issues with a waste truck. These streets will be done first thing tomorrow, please leave your bin on the kerb before 6am to ensure it is collected. Here is the full list of streets affected: Aquarius Rd Dempsey St  Continue reading…

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Delays at Birkdale tip for next six weeks


Redland City Council is asking residents to minimise visits to Birkdale Waste Transfer Station for the next six weeks due to a high volume of trucks working on site. The trucks are hauling clay from Wynnum, beginning after Easter weekend, as part of an ongoing $7 million project to rehabilitate Birkdale Landfill. Council’s waste infrastructure  Continue reading…

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Birkdale Landfill rehabilitation works begin


Redland City Council has begun a $7 million project to rehabilitate the Birkdale Landfill site, including improving access to the facility for users. Council’s waste infrastructure spokesperson Cr Paul Gleeson said the works would see closed landfill cells rehabilitated and re-vegetated, as well as the construction of a new gate bypass lane. “Since 2011 general  Continue reading…

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Hunt around for your hidden hazards


Redland City Council is urging residents to do a pre-Christmas clean-out of their sheds and storage cupboards and bring their household hazardous waste in for safe disposal at a free surrender day. The next free Household Hazardous Waste Surrender will be held on Sunday 7 December from 9am – 1pm at Redland Performing Arts Centre  Continue reading…

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Bargain hunters get a safer and more efficient RecycleWorld


A safer and more efficient RecycleWorld facility has reopened at the Redland Bay transfer station following upgrades and changes to operating hours. Redland City Council CEO Bill Lyon said the changes were focused on improving safety at the popular shop which is a trash and treasure facility where people can pick pre-loved items such as  Continue reading…

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Residents urged to surrender hazardous waste


Residents are urged to bring unused chemicals and other hazardous wastes to Council’s free Household Hazardous Waste Surrender day on Sunday 4 May. Redland City Council spokesperson for waste operations Cr Kim-Maree Hardman said common household items and chemicals carried potential serious health and environmental consequences if not stored and disposed of correctly. “Some of  Continue reading…

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Litterbugs beware


Redland City Council is fighting back against litterbugs by installing video cameras to monitor illegal dumping across the city. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the cameras meant the message to anyone thinking about illegally dumping rubbish in the Redlands is clear – don’t do it, because you never know you may be on camera.  Continue reading…

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Council takes firm stance on asbestos at transfer stations


Redland City Council has reinforced its commitment to protecting the community from potential asbestos exposure by tightening waste management practices at transfer stations.   The changes mean the onus will now be on people to prove waste doesn’t contain asbestos and if there are any doubts the material won’t be accepted at local transfer stations  Continue reading…

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