Category Archives: Waste and recycling

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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EcoMarines sponsorship helps deliver key Council messages


Redland City Council is celebrating National Recycling Week (8-14 November 2021) by announcing a partnership to highlight the importance of recycling for our marine environment. Council has engaged in a pilot sponsorship with Tangalooma EcoMarines, a not-for-profit organisation which provides programs to educate young people on the impacts of everyday activities on local catchments and  Continue reading…

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Council highlights recycling during National Recycling Week


National Recycling Week, from 8 to 14 November, offers a great chance to get creative with a number of workshops and activities on offer across Redlands Coast. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said recycling was more than just what goes out for kerbside collection, it also is a mindset around keeping items in use, and  Continue reading…

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Devices offer ‘grate’ way to trap waterway waste


They are known as SQIDs and over the past two years these Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices have prevented more than 500 cubic metres of Redlands Coast waste ending up in Moreton Bay. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the SQIDs were designed to stop vegetation, sediments, litter and other materials entering the city’s waterways and  Continue reading…

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276,000kg of paint and packaging diverted from landfill


Redland Coast residents and tradies have diverted 276,592kg of paint and packaging from landfill over the past three years. Mayor Karen Williams said Redland City Council had worked with the Paintback Scheme since its inception in July 2018 to divert unwanted paint products through the Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centre. “In our continuous journey  Continue reading…

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Combined approach seeks regional waste solution


Three South East Queensland councils are united in a bid to apply for funding to help the business case for a new local recycling and waste recovery facility. Logan City Council, Ipswich City Council and Redland City Council have formed the SEQ Sub-Regional Waste Alliance which represents more than 700,000 residents. They have now lodged  Continue reading…

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Bio-retention basin improves stormwater quality from recycling and waste centre


A new bio-retention basin has been constructed alongside Birkdale Recycling and Waste Centre to improve the quality of stormwater discharged into nearby waterways. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said as well as the environmental benefits, the basin would also reduce maintenance and operational costs associated with managing stormwater and stormwater infrastructure. “The construction of the  Continue reading…

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