Optional green bin service available for Jimboomba residents from July 1, 2021, part of Logan City Council's new contract with Cleanaway

Optional: Division 9 councillor Scott Bannan encourages residents to sign up for a new green waste service from July 2021.

Optional: Division 9 councillor Scott Bannan encourages residents to sign up for a new green waste service from July 2021.

Jimboomba residents will have a green waste service available from next year.

The optional service is part of Logan City Council's new waste and recycling contract with Cleanaway, which begins on July 1, 2021.

Three bins sizes will be available for residents.

A 140-litre bin will cost $46 per year, a 240-litre bin is available for $51 and a 360-litre bin will cost $76.

Council will allow a maximum of two green waste bins per property for the fortnightly service.

The bins are suitable for garden waste which will be recycled into compost. Soil and rocks should not be put into the bins.

Jimboomba councillor Scott Bannan said it was important to note the service was optional for his constituents.

"I really pushed to make sure that it was optional for people," he said.

"I didn't want people to be forced into it. I'm not big on telling people what to do."

Mayor Darren Power urged residents and businesses to embrace the service.

"This fortnightly service will save countless trips to the tip and is ideal for those who don't have access to a ute or a trailer to get rid of their green waste," Cr Power said.

The bins will be available to most domestic and commercial properties, including for renters, for a minimum 12-month term.

Planning, Economic Development and Environment Committee chair Jon Raven said residents wanting a new green waste bin should notify council as soon as possible to ensure sufficient bins and collection trucks are available ahead of next year's rollout.

Council will contact interested people in the new year to organise registration and delivery.

Cr Raven said the service would be popular.

"We expect many of our green-thumbed residents to register their interest in this exciting new service," Cr Raven said.

Cr Bannan did not want to speculate on the uptake.

"Time will tell," he said.

Green waste bins will be collected on alternate weeks to yellow recycling bins, and will have no impact on existing waste and recycling collections.

For more information and to register your interest, visit logan.qld.gov.au/greenwastebin

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