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Published 07 November 2022

Recyling bin upgrade

Moreton Bay Regional Council is ‘Going Green as we Grow’ and that means we’ll give you a larger recycling bin for free!

Once you have your larger recycling bin, this comes at a slight increase to your total yearly residential rates of $6 or $13 depending on your existing bin size, or $7-15 for commercial rates.

Mayor Peter Flannery urged all residents to take advantage of this service to help increase Moreton Bay’s recycling rate and reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill.

“One of the things that makes me most proud to be Mayor of Moreton Bay is our residents’ genuine care for our beautiful Moreton Bay environment and their willingness to recycle,” he said.

“We’ve received plenty of feedback from residents wanting more environmental initiatives, so this is just one way we’re delivering for our residents.

“The last time we promoted the free recycling bin upgrade service, we actually ran out of bin stocks and had to reorder!

“In total we have delivered over 910 larger recycling bins to locals which has saved ratepayers more than $52,000 in fees that would have otherwise been charged, since we introduced the service in August 2021.

“While there’s a very minor servicing fee attached to this, the bin itself is free, which is a service that isn’t offered by all Councils.

“I love that our residents are so passionate about recycling and the environment, and we want to encourage that behaviour as much as possible.

“Moreton Bay’s recycling rate is roughly 45% and we want to see it raised well above 60%, so this is just one initiative, along with our announcement for a new Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) service in the future, that will help us protect our beautiful region.

“If you’re unsure of what you can put in the recycling bin you can visit Council’s website to find out more, so we can all work together to increase our recycling and protect our beautiful Moreton Bay.”

To order your free recycling bin upgrade, please visit: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Waste-Recycling/Collections/Change-Your-Bin-Size

For more information about what can be disposed of in which bin, visit: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Waste-Recycling/Collections/Bin-Items

For more on FOGO, visit: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Waste-Recycling/Collections/Food-Organics-Garden-Organics-FOGO