Council has adopted a long-term Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan to help address the challenges of sustainably managing waste now and into the future. Although Council can implement key strategies, adopt new technology, provide infrastructure solutions and plan for the region’s future, successful implementation of waste reduction and recycling strategies require the ongoing support of the community.
Recycling is a great way to help the environment when it comes to waste. But it is just one step in the waste cycle. To minimise the amount of waste we create we need to look at all the steps in the waste cycle. The easiest way to do this is to remember: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Using your recycling bin effectively
Use your 240-litre Council recycling bin for:
- Glass bottles and jars
- Steel cans, including aerosol cans
- Plastic bottles and containers
- Newspaper, cardboard, magazines and advertising brochures
- Aluminium cans
- Juice and milk cartons
- Lids from bottles and jars
Do not place in your recycle bin:
- Food scraps
- Garden waste
- Plate glass/heat resistant glass
- Plastic bags
- Household waste
- Rocks, dirt, stones
- Building materials
- Oil, acid or other chemicals
Do not place your recyclables in plastic bags. Recyclable materials should be placed loosely in your recycle bin.
Here is a full listing of Accepted Waste Materials and where to take these items.
Studies in Scenic Rim region have shown that up to 30 per cent of the materials presented for weekly waste collection are organic and could be composted at home. Composting at home is easy and will not only help reduce waste but will also produce an excellent soil conditioner/ fertiliser for your plants and gardens.
Kitchen scraps and garden waste can account for up to 50 per cent of domestic rubbish. Residents are encouraged to turn their food and vegetable scraps and grass clippings into organic garden fertiliser.
Compost Bin Rebate Program
Council would like to support residents of the region who reduce their food waste going to landfill, by providing a $30 rebate towards the purchase of a selected compost bin. The rebate is available to residents (limit one per property) who purchase a 220-Litre Compost Bin at participating Mitre 10 retailers located in Beaudesert, Boonah, Tamborine Mountain and Kalbar. The rebate will consist of 50% (maximum $30) off the total price of a selected compost bin valued at $60, or alternatively $30 off any other selected compost bin stocked by the retailer of same or higher value.
To apply for the rebate, please complete the online form below, and a voucher will be emailed to you. Vouchers must be presented and surrendered upon purchase of the compost bin to obtain the discount. Please note that compost bin stocks will vary from store to store, and a waiting period may apply for orders. If you would like further information, please phone Council's Waste section.