Waste collection
  • Last updated:
  • 05 Dec 2019

   

You did what?! Waste collection and management

It’s not glamorous but someone has to do it! And we did it well according to the figures, with council achieving a ‘waste services collected on schedule’ rate of 99 percent in 2018/19. That’s a gold star for our waste collection teams!

Waste management is a significant investment for council. Services include the collection and disposal of solid and liquid wastes, operation of waste transfer facilities and landfills, recycling and materials recovery as well as community education programs.

What a year looks like*

  • Provided domestic kerbside waste and recycling collection services to 132,143 premises
  • Collected 10.6 million kerbside bins (that’s 200,000 a week!)
  • Waste services collected on schedule rate of 99%
  • Remaining collections were commonly addressed within 24 hours
  • Removed over 15.7 tonnes of litter from the region’s waterways
  • Diverted 40% of the region’s waste from landfill
  • 9% decrease in the volume of waste generated from council activities.

* (2018-2019 financial year)

Waste transfer stations

Council provides eight waste management and resource recovery facilities - at Beerwah, Buderim, Caloundra, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Nambour, Witta and Yandina.

There are recycling and second hand markets at Buderim, Caloundra, Beerwah and Witta.

Kerbside waste collection

Waste management is a significant investment for council. Services include the collection and disposal of solid and liquid wastes, operation of waste transfer facilities and landfills, recycling and materials recovery as well as community education programs.

Reducing council-generated waste

Council achieved a 9% decrease (727 tonnes) in waste generated from its own activities this year. Reflecting council’s direct reuse of waste streams in capital works and maintenance activities, the volume of council waste that was recycled and recovered at our landfills also decreased by 13% (586 tonnes).

This represents a 5% improvement from our 35% baseline measure set in 2013-14 and is a step in the right direction towards meeting our 55% reduction target by 2025.