Gold Coast Council is soon offer green waste bins for 9,000 rural residential properties on the Gold Coast.
The service, which was previously only available in urban areas, is expected to allow thousands more tonnes of green waste be diverted from landfill each year.
Mayor Tom Tate says it’s great news for residents who haven’t been able to access the bins before, but also great news for the environment.
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“Last year more than 7,500 tonnes of green waste was collected as part of this service and turned into compost.
“We want to see that figure close to 30,000 tonnes,” Mayor Tate said.
The bins will be available to residents in rural areas for just $1 a week, and will be available from later this year.
Areas including Bonogin, Currumbin Waters, Elanora, Gilston, Maudsland, Mudgeeraba, Nerang, Ormeau, Ormeau Hills, Pimpama, Reedy Creek, Tallai, Tallebudgera, Upper Coomera, Worongary and Yatala are being investigated for eligibility.
Plus, later this year there will be a promotion for all those who purchase the bins, a larger 360 litre recycle bin will be available as a free upgrade.
For more information, or to check if you’re eligible, click here.