REDLAND residents will be dispose of their domestic rubbish at the city's waste transfer stations free of charge from Sunday, July 1.
The council abolished domestic gate fees at its tips at its first general meeting in May. Non-residential and commercial fees will still apply at waste transfer stations and will be determined when the council adopts its 2012/13 budget, which is expected on July 12.
To help the transfer stations run smoothly in busier times, mayor Karen Williams encouraged residents to sort their loads before leaving home and to have their proof of residency ready.
* Bring proof of residency (e.g. drivers licence or recent rates or utilities bill).
* Sort your load to save time at the transfer station.
* Refrain from scavenging in restricted areas, such as the scrap metal area.
* Be patient and follow directions from gatehouse and site attendants, who are there to help you dispose or your waste and recyclables in a safe and orderly manner.
* Continue to recycle to keep our waste disposal and carbon tax costs down.
"Recycling and waste minimisation is still vitally important to keep our waste disposal costs down and to reduce the impact of the carbon tax," Cr Williams said.
"Council pays transport, disposal fees and carbon tax to send waste to landfill, and this cost is recouped through ratepayer fees and charges. By sorting our waste and recycling correctly at home, we can all help keep costs to a minimum, and maximise resource recovery."