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 books, bicycles, and furniture.

“This is a very popular facility for local bargain hunters and this popularity has previously resulted in some safety issues with the high number of customers resulting in traffic and pedestrian congestion,” he said.

“Safety improvements to the facility include a new pedestrian access gate which will see customers entering and exiting the shop away from traffic and loading areas as well as the installation of CCTV and security officers to monitor customer behavior.

Mr Lyon said RecycleWorld would now operate Thursday and Saturday from 9am – 2pm, with a progress report to come to Council in April next year.

“Under the changes RecycleWorld will now be operated by Council staff rather than a contractor for a period of two years with a progress report to be prepared in April so Council can ensure safety, efficiency and customer service is maintained,” he said.

“This allows all staff on site to work across both RecycleWorld and the transfer station, meaning everyone is working towards the common goals of safety, customer service and resource recovery.

“RecycleWorld’s new operating hours and access arrangements are designed to reduce the number of vehicles accessing the Redland Bay transfer station at peak times, particularly over the weekend; ultimately improving the service experience for those using the facility.”

RecycleWorld located at the Redland Bay waste transfer station on German Church Road, Redland Bay.

For more information see Council’s website.