Council urges patience from waste transfer station users

At its first General Council Meeting, the new Redland City Council voted to abolish domestic gate fees at Redland waste transfer stations.

From 1 July 2012, Redland residents will be able to dispose of their domestic waste free of charge.
Mayor Karen Williams said she was acting on clear feedback that this was what the community wanted, and that there was bound to be a great response to the freeing up of this service.

“To help the transfer stations run smoothly in busier times, I encourage residents to sort their loads before leaving home and to have their proof of residency ready,” Cr Williams added.

  • When visiting your local waste transfer station, remember to:
  • bring along proof of residency (e.g. drivers license or recent rates or utilities bill)
  • sort your load to save time at the transfer station
  • refrain from scavenging in restricted areas, such as the scrap metal area
  • be patient and follow directions from gatehouse and site attendants. They are there to help you dispose or your waste and recyclables in a safe and orderly manner.
  • continue to recycle to keep our waste disposal and carbon tax costs down

The Mayor said recycling and waste minimisation was still vitally important to keep our waste disposal costs down and to reduce the impact of the Carbon Tax.

“Council pays transport, disposal fees and Carbon Tax to send waste to landfill, and this cost is recouped through ratepayer fees and charges. By sorting our waste and recycling correctly at home, we can all help keep costs to a minimum, and maximise resource recovery,” the Mayor said.

Non-residential and commercial fees will still apply at waste transfer stations and will be determined when Council adopts its 2012/13 budget.