Category Archives: Waste and recycling

Wasteful habits add to Redlands waste bill


Residents are being urged to be mindful of what they place in their waste, recycling and green waste bins with poor waste and recycling habits contributing to a $3.6 million rise in waste management costs for Redland City Council over the last two years. Redland City Council Mayor Karen Williams said that with the State  Continue reading…

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Fire a reminder to dispose of waste properly


Redlands Coast residents have been reminded not to dispose of hazardous waste in their wheelie bins following a fire in a waste truck at Capalaba. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the incident last week forced the driver to dump burning waste, with fire and emergency services called to the scene. “What is believed to  Continue reading…

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Get ready to join a Clean Up Australia Day event on Redlands Coast


Redland City Council is encouraging the community to get involved in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 6 March. Mayor Karen Williams said local residents could join an existing Clean Up group or create their own. “Getting involved will benefit the naturally wonderful Redlands Coast by creating a cleaner environment and protecting our  Continue reading…

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Council holds annual e-waste collection on islands


Redland City Council hopes to collect more than three tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) for recycling during an annual collection drive for the island communities from 12 to 28 February 2022. Mayor Karen Williams said e-waste was one of the fastest growing types of waste worldwide and most could be recycled. “Australia generates the highest  Continue reading…

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Traffic restrictions lifted at Birkdale


Normal traffic arrangements resume today at the entrance to Birkdale Recycling and Waste Centre and Judy Holt Recreation Reserve on Old Cleveland Road East, Birkdale. A temporary speed limit reduction and traffic management had been in place during the traditionally busy Christmas holiday period. Redland City Council would like to thank motorists for their patience  Continue reading…

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Council offers recycling tips for a more sustainable Christmas


Redlands Coast residents are encouraged to add recycling to their Christmas lists this year. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said recycling was important all-year round but particularly during the festive season, when people tend to generate extra waste. “Christmas is of course a special time of year when families and friends come together to celebrate,  Continue reading…

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Traffic management during busy times at waste centre


Redland City Council is asking residents to slow down in their rush to the Birkdale Recycling and Waste Centre this festive season. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council would improve safety by temporarily reducing the speed limit and implementing other safety measures near the popular Birkdale facility, which traditionally experienced an increase in traffic  Continue reading…

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Redlands Coast celebrates 20,000 green waste bin milestone


A green milestone has been reached with 20,000 green waste bins now in use across Redlands Coast. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams presented local resident Michelle Sullivan with her new bin, the city’s 20,000th, and thanked her for joining the growing green bin brigade. “People like Michelle are really making a difference because the contents  Continue reading…

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