The rollout of the new green waste bins has begun across the City of Logan.
Residents who confirmed their order prior to April 25 for the opt-in service will receive their new green waste bins over the coming weeks in time for collection services to start from Thursday, July 1.
Those who ordered a green waste bin after April 25 may not receive their bins until after July 1.
Residents do not need to be home when their new green waste bin is delivered.
Green waste bins, which have a lime green lid, will be collected fortnightly on the opposite week to recycling bins.
The green waste bin service is part of Logan City Council’s new waste contract with Cleanaway, which begins on July 1.
Although Cleanaway’s blue and white trucks will be a new look, all other aspects of wheelie bin collection remain unchanged for the majority of residents.
General waste bins will be collected on the same day each week as in the past with recycling bins emptied on that same day fortnightly.
A small number of streets in Springwood will have a change to their bins collection day. Those residents have been contacted by Council.
All residents are urged to put their bins out the night before collection day, or prior to 6am on the day, to ensure they emptied.
Environment and Waste Chair, Deputy Mayor Jon Raven, said the green waste bin service would help reduce landfill.
“Having your own green waste bin is an easy and affordable way to dispose of garden waste.” Councillor Raven said.
“All the green waste collected will be composted into garden mulch which is great for the environment.”
Green waste bins are offered in three sizes – a 140-litre bin ($46 per year), a 240- litre bin ($51 per year) or a 360-litre bin ($76 per year). Up to two bins per property can be requested.
A minimum commitment of 12 months is required. Charges are added to rates for homeowners. Tenants are also able to order by paying direct.
All green waste bins have a serial number.
Lucky Waterford West resident Norman Chant today received Logan City Council green waste bin number 0000001.
Cr Raven was on hand to help deliver it to Norman, who has lived in City of Logan for nearly 24 years.
“It’s important to keep recycling our green waste and this bin will now make that so much easier,” Norman said.
Items suitable for green waste bins include grass clippings, garden prunings, weeds, palm fronds and small branches.
General waste, recyclables, food scraps, rocks, potting mix, soil, garden posts, hoses and ash are among the items that must not be put into green bins.
Green waste put into general waste bins goes to landfill.
To register for a green bin, call 3412 3412.