City’s gift to ‘green thumb’ residents

15 January 2019
Gold Coast ‘green thumbs’ will be rewarded for dropping their green waste at the City’s newest Green Waste Drop and Go zones in Merrimac and Coomera.
Customers will receive one bag of free compost per load of green waste dropped to the new zone while stocks last. 
Acting Mayor Donna Gates said the new Green Waste Drop and Go zones are a great addition to our existing locations at Molendinar and Reedy Creek, delivering a more user-friendly experience.
“Residents will now be able to drive in and drop their green waste directly off the back of their vehicle or trailer on to a designated ground level area,” she said.
“This new streamlined process will make it easier for those disposing of large quantities of green waste. It eliminates the need for lifting and loading into bins, allowing for reduced waiting times.”
Green waste dropped at waste and recycling centres is composted, with some used for City green space. 
The newly-opened Coomera Green Waste Centre accepts green waste only.
The Drop and Go zone at Merrimac is within the existing Merrimac Waste and Recycling Centre. 
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The City has recently opened two new green waste pads at Merrimac and Coomera
Both facilities are open 7 days per week
Green waste pads are also at the Molendinar and Reedy Creek WRCs
There are now four green waste pads in the city
Last year the City collected 42,000 tonnes of green waste at the WRCs
Approximately 10,000 tonnes of green waste is lost to landfill each year from the WRCs
The green waste is collected and composted at a local composting facility 
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