Category Archives: Waste and recycling

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


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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


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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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Bin collection changes for 1400 properties


Efficiency improvements in Redland City waste services will result in changes to bin collection days for approximately 1400 properties from next month. View a complete list of affected properties. Redland City commercial enterprises spokesperson Cr Kim-Maree Hardman said the changes were as a result of growth in the city leading to a review in waste collection  Continue reading…

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Straddie waste collection update


Despite additional waste collection vehicles sent to Straddie due to greater than expected waste volumes, most Dunwich properties and some in Point Lookout did not receive their scheduled waste collection today. All properties in Dunwich with the exception of Mitchell and Rainbow Crescents, and Point Lookout properties on Tramican Street, Cumming Pde and Gindarra St  Continue reading…

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New bulk bins boost Straddie recycling efforts


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The recycling efforts of North Stradbroke Island businesses have been given a boost with new bulk bins being rolled out by Redland City Council. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the first businesses to sign up to the new initiative had received their new recycling bins. “These new larger bulk recycling bins will make it  Continue reading…

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