Over 2000 residents sign up for garden waste service
  • Friday 23 July 2010

Sunshine Coast residents have been busy signing up for council’s garden waste wheelie bin service and council is encouraging anyone who wants the service to sign up in July.

Over 2000 residents have signed up since July 1 and are now one step closer to receiving this affordable and efficient service.

Service Delivery Portfolio holder Cr Paul Tatton said that from August 1, council will start mapping service routes.

“Routes will only operate in the areas where enough households have signed up, so if residents want the service, it’s really important to sign up in July,” Cr Tatton said.

“It’s worth talking to your neighbours about the service, the more people in any given street that sign up, the more likely they are to be on the route.

“I signed up today and can’t wait for the service to start in November.

“Rather than stockpiling garden waste, then loading up a trailer and heading to the tip, all residents with this service need to do is wheel their green waste bin to the kerb every fortnight and council will take care of the rest.

“The best thing anyone can do to get rid of their garden waste is to compost, but this service offers a really good environmentally friendly alternative."

Residents signing up online in July will go in the draw to win a free service.

For more information log onto Council's website or call 07 5475 7272.