They’re convenient, cost-effective and help keep the local environment clean and green. Sunshine Coast Council’s fortnightly green waste bin service is available to all local residences for only $75 per year.
Service Delivery Portfolio Councillor Ted Hungerford said having the green waste bin service offered a convenient alternative to taking green waste to the tip by trailer.
“Owning or hiring a trailer, loading it up with garden waste and taking it to the local tip is not a convenient option for many local residents so a green waste bin offers a very efficient and cost effective alternative,” he said.
“Residents can place grass cuttings; leaves; small branches; weeds and cut up palm fronds in a green waste bin and have it collected every fortnight from their home for $75 per year.”
Environment Portfolio Councillor Tony Wellington said the service also helped council to reduce waste that is sent to landfill and maintain best practice waste disposal methods.
“Placing green waste in a green waste bin rather than a regular household bin means the plant material is shredded, aged and turned into mulch,” he said.
“This mulch is then made available for use by both council and ratepayers.
“Thus the green waste is not adding to the organic load in the landfill and this in turn reduces the carbon tax costs from generated methane.
“Council’s waste transfer stations are all equipped with the capacity to recycle or re-use many items that are received from households and businesses.”
Residents can order a green waste bin by contacting the customer service centre on 54757272 or visiting council’s website:www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au