Gold Coasters wanting to recycle their garden waste can now do so by ordering a green waste bin from council for $1 a week.
The green waste kerbside service was previously only available to residents in urban areas, however Mayor Tom Tate announced on Friday that every household on the Gold Coast will now have access to one.
He said the decision to offer the service citywide was based on feedback from the community, along with the aim of reducing landfill.
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“This is great news, not just for those residents who havent been able to access it previously, but also for our environment,” Mayor Tate said.
“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 closer to 30,000 tonnes.”
Locals wanting to order a green waste bin are being encouraged to do so soon, with an incentive up for grabs.
“Anyone who orders a green waste bin between now and February 2020 can get a free upsize to a larger recycling bin,” Mayor Tate said.
The green waste bin service started in 2013 and is currently being used in more than 30,000 homes.
The bins can be used for garden prunings, grass clippings, shrubs, weeds, leaves, loose bark and small branches among other greenery.
To order yours, click here.