Brisbane residents will be able to dispose of their green waste for free at one of Council’s four tips this weekend, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced.
Cr Schrinner said the free green tipping weekend followed a month of free tipping of flood-affected waste, during which residents made 25,000 free trips.
“After the floods and ongoing recent rain, we know people will now start to think about cleaning up their garden, and we want to make it easier for residents to get rid of that garden waste,” he said.
“While more than 118,000 households now have a green bin, sometimes a big garden clean up can create a lot of waste, and a free tipping weekend makes it quick and easy to get rid of waste.
“This weekend, April 9 and April 10, all standard fees for green waste will be bypassed, allowing residents to just drive in and dispose of their green waste, including palm fronds, weeds, bark and other garden waste.
“Properly disposing of green waste also benefits the environment with all green waste received turned into mulch and compost and then reused.
“Stopping this green waste going to landfill and instead repurposing it is all part of our plan to ensure Brisbane remains a clean, green and sustainable city.
“Outside of the free tipping weekend, residents can use their waste vouchers to dispose of green waste for free or order a Council green waste recycling bin.
“As part of the Schrinner Council’s plan to make it easier for people to get rid of green waste the $30 establishment fee also continues to be waived for the green waste recycling service.
“If you haven’t already, you can easily apply for a green waste bin for your home which is collected fortnightly, by going to Council’s website of calling the contact centre on 3403 8888.”
FREE GREEN WASTE WEEKEND:
- Saturday April 9 & Sunday April 10 – 6.30am to 5.45pm
LOCATIONS OF RESOURCE RECOVERY CENTES:
- 1372 Nudgee Road, Nudgee Beach
- 360 Sherbooke Road, Willawong
- 101 Upper Kedron Road, Ferny Grove
- 728 Tilley Road, Chandler (opposite the Sleeman Sports Complex)
- Animal droppings
- Plastic, paper and glass
- General waste
- Large logs, branches and stumps