Whitsunday Regional Council is implementing kerbside recycling across the entire region from November 2017, in all residential areas with existing wheelie bin collection.
Residents will receive a second wheelie bin with a yellow lid, to place all recyclable materials. Your recycling bin will be collected on a fortnightly basis, on the same day as your normal rubbish bin collection.
You will receive an Information Pack in the mail before the service is rolled out, explaining exactly how the service will work, and what you can and can’t recycle. A handy A-Z Recyclables Guide is also available here for download:
Download the Kerbside Recycling Info Pack here>>
Download the A-Z Recyclables Guide here>>
Use Recycle Coach to find out more information about the recycling service for your household. You can download the free Recycle Coach app in the App Store and Google Play, to answer your questions on the go!
Why introduce Kerbside Recycling?
After public consultation in late 2016, it was made clear the community is looking for a more sustainable approach to waste management in the Whitsundays. Kerbside recycling was the number one priority for over three quarters of participants.
Kerbside Recycling will be a major benefit to the region, by reducing the amount of waste which goes to landfill every year. This has a positive impact on the environment and our community.
There will also be long-term financial benefits to introducing recycling, as increasing the capacity of landfill sites is a major expense to the community.
You will notice a new charge on your rates bill for the service from January 2018, which will go towards purchasing bins and paying for collection and transport.