Third bin for everyone on the Coast
  • Monday 28 June 2010

Council is increasing its garden waste recycling service to cover the entire Sunshine Coast region from November 2010, offering a cost effective way to recycle garden waste.

This $72 per year service is being offered to residents in the former Maroochy Shire for the first time and because routes will only operate in areas where enough households have signed up, council is urging residents who want the service to sign up early.

Cr Keryn Jones said that the service offers an efficient and environmentally responsible alternative to home composting.

“While home composting is the better and cheaper option to a garden recycling service, the reality is many people don’t have the inclination,” Cr Jones said.

“Routes will only operate in areas where enough households have signed up, so to get that ball rolling, council is offering financial incentives for anyone signing up during July.

“From Thursday 1 July residents can log onto council’s website and sign up or they can call council’s customer service centre on 5475 7272.

“Signing up for a third bin means you’ll be getting rid of your garden waste, knowing that it is being recycled and that you’re doing your part in reducing greenhouse gases on the Sunshine Coast.”

The service is a fortnightly collection of a kerbside wheelie bin, collected the opposite week to the yellow top recycling bin. This service is for the collection of garden waste only.

Residents can sign up to the service from Thursday 1 July by visiting the waste pages of council’s website or typing ‘garden waste bin collection’ into the search bar. Alternatively council’s customer service centre can provide information on 5475 7272.