Kerbside clean-ups could go city-wide

THE WHOLE of the Gold Coast could benefit from an annual kerbside clean-up next year, after a recent City waste survey showed two-thirds of residents would support a service.

This year’s kerbside clean-up program has started in six of the City’s 14 divisions, funded by the Councillors of each division from their divisional funds.

However, Mayor Tom Tate is keen to respond to requests from residents in other areas who also want a kerbside clean-up.


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The Mayor would like to see a city-wide service included in the 2015/16 Budget.

“If our residents and ratepayers are calling for a service, and we can deliver it responsibly and affordably, it’s something we should investigate,” he said.

“If you aren’t included in this years’ service and the demand is great enough, we will work towards a whole of city kerbside clean up next financial year.”

Collections across the six divisions will operate between 18 August and 21 November. Eligible households will be notified up to 12 days before their collection day.

Up to two cubic metres of materials can be collected from each household, including furniture, carpets and lino, baths and sinks, stoves and white goods, scrap metal and bagged garden waste. Items must be no longer than 1.5 metres, and safe and easy to lift by two people.

General household and construction waste, liquid/hazardous waste, tyres, paints, chemicals and batteries will not be accepted.

Before you leave any items out for kerbside collection, Locals are urged to think about whether they could be recycled or reused by any of the city’s charities or second-hand shops.

Please ensure that all items are placed on the kerb on the Sunday evening prior to the collection period as the collection may occur at any time during the following week. Materials placed out after the collection period will not be collected.

For more information and to find out if your street is included this year – and when – head online to greengc.com.au or call 1300 GOLDCOAST.

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