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Recent media releases from Gold Coast City Council related to waste and recycling on the Gold Coast.
Wednesday 2 January 2013. A green waste initiative which offers the Gold Coast community an extra bin to dispose of their garden waste has been launched. The service allows residents in urban areas the opportunity to have a dedicated green waste bin for an introductory price of $1 a week. The 240 litre bin will be collected on alternate weeks to the yellow-lid recycle bin.
Friday 14 January 2013. A green waste initiative which offers the Gold Coast community an extra bin to dispose of their garden waste will be introduced in 2013.
Friday 2 November 2012. ‘Natrasha’ the turtle, a two-metre long sculpture made from trash bottles and bags, was on hand at Palm Beach Currumbin High School today, to help deliver a lesson about marine debris and the health of our waterways. Natrasha is currently touring South East Qld as part of the Plastic Pollution Revolution, an anti-litter campaign aimed at reducing plastic pollution.
Monday 17 September 2012. Council is keen to support a six-month pilot food rescue and distribution service on the Gold Coast that will deliver more than 50,000 meals to local residents in need via local charities. “OzHarvest is a great fit with the Gold Coast, given our tourism and hospitality industries, as they specialise in collecting pre-prepared food from hotels, function centres, restaurants and cafes. Fresh food that would normally be sent to landfill will now be provided to OzHarvest for distribution,” Councillor Gilmore said.
Friday 11 May 2012. Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate took to the beach this morning to inspect the city’s natural assets and how they are kept in pristine condition. Councillor Tate said the 2011-2012 budget for cleaning beaches between Coolangatta and Paradise Point was $645,000. “Each month more than 45 cubic metes of rubbish is collected from our beaches. This is part of the reason they remain in top shape and continue to be a magnet for more than 11 million visitors every year,” said Cr Tate.
Thursday 15 March 2012. Council is encouraging anyone with old or unwanted computers and associated IT products to dispose of them at the eWaste Recyclathon, to be held at West Burleigh on Thursday 22 March.
Friday 02 March 2012. Remember, Sunday is Clean up Australia Day – put on your hats, shoes, gloves and join in the community clean up on the Gold Coast.
Tuesday 28 February 2012. Gold Coast City Council will again support Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday by waiving its normal disposal fees on waste collected as part of a registered Clean Up Australia site
Tuesday 7 February 2012. A Surfers Paradise business today threw down the gauntlet to other operators to register now for the 2012 Clean Up Australia Day on the Gold Coast. "The Clean Up Australia Day will be held on Sunday 4 March. However, it is really important that business operators, schools and residents register with Gecko, so that locations, clean up groups and waste collection can be organised" said Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke.
Friday 20 January 2012. Gold Coast City Council is ramping up its sustainable gardening workshops, free for all Gold Coast residents. The first of the free monthly workshops will be held at Joan Park Community Garden, Southport, on Saturday 21 January between 10am and 12pm.
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