Are you happy to pay more for waste management?

23 November, 2011
Author: Charles Hodgson

  • a composting facility, which would see all householders using a third bin to collect garden and or food waste
  • a thermal plant, which would use waste to create energy to put back into the grid
  • a sorting facility that removes organic waste from the rubbish at the facility so residents would keep their two bins.

“Depending on the option chosen, residents will need to pay an extra $3 to $4 a week for their waste service,” said Mr Harris
“In the forums, there are a handful of people saying they don’t mind paying extra—but it’s important to get a whole of Coast view.
“It’s also not just about cost, people may have very strong views about the type of facility we use and it’s important they know what’s involved with each facility.”
Residents can review the options online, and then choose whether they want to answer a quick poll, answer questions about cost, the process and the environment, post feedback or take the full survey. The deadline for submission is 25 November 2011.
Further information about the strategic direction for waste management across the Sunshine Coast and Queensland is available at: to view Sunshine Coast Council’s Waste Minimisation Strategy 2009 – 2014 to view Queensland’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Strategy 2010 – 2020