Redland City Council offers deal on upsizing household recycling bins

REDLAND City residents can upsize household recycling bins for free during National Recycling Week.

Mayor Karen Williams said council would waive the one-off bin establishment fee when households upgraded from a 240 litre (regular size) recycling bin to a 340 litre one.

“That is a saving of $30,” Cr Williams said.

“What’s more, swapping to the bigger bin costs no extra on your rates.”

Cr Williams said information about council’s household recycling and green waste collection services would be available at a National Recycling Week display at near Coles at Stockland Shopping Centre, Middle Street, Cleveland on Monday, November 12 from 9am to 4pm.

“Arts-and-craft fun, transforming non-recyclable items into useful and beautiful objects, will also be available at the display,” she said.

“National Recycling Week provides a great opportunity for us all to make sure we are doing our bit to recycle right at home.”

Cr Williams urged people to find out what could and could not be recycled and what contaminants, such as plastic bags, should be kept out of recycling bins.

They could be recycled at Woolworths and Coles supermarkets.

“If you’re unsure what should go where, visit council’s website redland.qld.gov.au/waste,” Cr Williams said.

To upgrade a recycling bin during National Recycling Week, visit redland.qld.gov.au/waste from November 12 to 18 November (conditions apply).