Category Archives: Waste and recycling

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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Council graffiti initiative tracks Redlands vandals


A Redland City Council anti-graffiti partnership with local police and a smart-phone app called Vandaltrak is literally “cleaning up” the City. The joint effort, called Operation Hercinia, has recently led to two men being charged with more than 300 graffiti offences, with a new operation now being planned. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s  Continue reading…

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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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