Gold Coast partners to tackle waste management changes
To deal with the challenges of waste management on the Gold Coast, including rapidly growing population and higher density living, the City has partnered with JJ’s Waste & Recycling. At a potential value of $1.336 billion, the contract will operate for the next 10 years with an option to extend for a further decade.
According to Mayor Tom Tate, the Gold Coast is expected to grow to a population of more than 870,000 by 2036 with a trend towards higher density living. With higher visitor numbers also contributing, the City was looking for a holistic approach to waste management.
“We are confident JJ’s Waste & Recycling fits these criteria and will be able to meet the challenges facing waste management including the growing population, higher density living, getting the best safety and environmental outcomes and value for money,” Tate said.
The scope of the work includes kerbside collection for residual waste, recyclables including bulk cardboard and green organic waste, public place bins, deceased animals and bulk bins for commercial customers.
The City is currently working with the JJ’s Waste & Recycling team to include educational messages on collection trucks which will work across the Gold Coast.
Tom Richards, JJ’s Waste & Recycling General Manager, said, “We are excited to continue our long-term partnering relationship with the City. Residents and businesses can expect a seamless transition and continuity of the service when the new contract begins on 1 July 2024.”
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