First class waste collection will continue
  • Friday 20 June 2014

New look trucks, same reliable service - that’s what Sunshine Coast households and businesses can expect under council’s new waste collection contract.

Remondis Australia has unveiled its fleet of waste management trucks that will service the Sunshine Coast for the next seven years.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said it was the first time one waste collection agency would service the whole council region.

“Since 2008 through amalgamation and de-amalgamation council has provided solid waste collection services across a number of different contracts,” he said.

“We have now signed up to one coordinated contract with Remondis across the entire Sunshine Coast Council area and all trucks in its fleet will sport a consistent image.

“This is the largest ever waste contract signed by council and will amount to almost $80 million over seven years.”

Remondis Australia CEO Luke Agati said there will be 49 vehicles in the waste fleet to provide over eight million collection services from local households each year.

“Remondis is very happy to be able to extend its service from the Caloundra area to now cover the whole of the Sunshine Coast Council region,” he said.

“This fleet of trucks we have assembled contains some of the leading innovations for the provision of a first class service.

Each is able to transmit data to a newly developed portal to enable council staff to quickly answer any queries raised by ratepayers.”      

The new waste collection contract will start from June 28 in southern areas of the Sunshine Coast and from July 5 in northern suburbs.

During the next two weeks, every household in the region will receive a new waste management brochure and the new recycling collection day calendar.