The current cost-of-living pressures make it an apt time for households to check they have the right kerbside wheelie bins for their circumstances.
Mayor Karen Williams said Redland City Council actively supported households to reduce waste, to recycle well and to maintain a cost-effective recycling service for the whole of Redlands Coast.
“As part of this, Council offers a flexible ‘bin menu’ where residents can save money and reduce waste to landfill by getting the right bin set for their home,” Cr Williams said.
Some options to get a better bin bundle include:
- offsetting the cost of a new household green waste bin (mainland only) by down-sizing to a 140-litre red-lid general waste bin when you order;
- upsize your recycling bin from a 240-litre to a 340-litre for a one-off $32 establishment fee and no additional ongoing costs to your rates; and
- be rewarded for reducing waste to landfill. If you’re not filling your standard 240-litre general waste bin each week, consider downsizing to a 140-litre waste bin and save on the annual charges. A one-off $32 establishment fee applies.
The establishment fee covers the cost of the bin, delivery fee and administration costs.
“With an estimated 16 per cent of recyclables ending up in landfill and a further 30 per cent of garden organics ending up in landfill, Council wants to do everything we can to make sure households have the right bins, and to reduce the costs of waste going to landfill,” Cr Williams said.
“We would also encourage tenants to speak to their landlord or estate agent to find out how they could potentially save money and get the right bin sets for their tenants.
“Together we can trim our waste-line to make waste management more cost friendly for your budget and to contribute to a more sustainable future for Redlands Coast.”
For more information and terms and conditions on bin bundling, phone 07 3829 8999 or order online.