SAY HELLO to the new WASTE MONSTERS calling Fraser Coast home! You can spot all 16 on Council’s new waste and recycling trucks! Download the ‘Collect a Truck’ bingo card and play with your family or enter our Colouring-in Competition to celebrate the launch of the new trucks.
Each monster has their own mission to inspire our community to dispose of waste responsibly, and where possible, increase recycling and reuse or reduce waste that makes its way to landfill. Start by picking one or two new habits and work your way up to becoming the ultimate waste warrior!
View the Colouring Competition Terms and Conditions, choose 1 of 3 characters below and return by July 10, 2022.
Mark the Mulcher
Favourite food: Garden waste, grass clippings, branches, leaves and loose bark.
Favourite song: Stick Song - Hey Duggee
Mission: Encourage residents to recycle green waste directly at Council's waste facilities free of charge! Council turns garden waste into mulch, reducing disposal to landfill, which is good for the environment and your garden! Click here for details
Stella the Reuse Star
Favourite food: Old clothing, books, and toys.
Favourite song: Thrift Shop - Macklemore
Mission: Stella loves to reuse or repurpose items such as old clothing, grocery bags and containers so they don’t end up in landfill. She donates unwanted items to make sure others can reuse them too; and buys second-hand where possible to reduce waste! Click here for details
Dan the Battery Man
Favourite food: Batteries from kid’s toys
Favourite song: We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel
Mission: Raise awareness that batteries can cause major fires when disposed of in the kerbside bin. Find a safe drop off location to recycle household batteries at https://bcycle.com.au/ Big batteries like car batteries and tool batteries can be taken to Council’s waste facilities for free.
Glenn the Garbage Guru
Favourite food: Pepperoni pizza
Favourite song: Cherry Lips - Garbage
Mission: Glenn's true calling is to teach the fundamentals of garbage! He has developed an A-Z guide to help people do the right thing and select the right bin. One of Glenn's enlightenments is to tear the greasy bottom off pizza boxes, throw the clean part in the recycling and the dirty part in the bin!
Too Full Phil
Favourite food: Birthday Cake
Favourite song: Larger Than Life - Backstreet Boys
Mission: Phil's motto is - "Everything in moderation". Sometimes he needs a gentle reminder! Do not overfill your bin - the lid must close properly and bins must not weigh more than 75kg. Click here for details
Lizzie the Litter Critter
Favourite food: Raspberry slurpee
Favourite song: What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Mission: It might be picking up a piece of rubbish from the ground or calling out a mate for littering. Lizzie says the easiest way to help the environment is to put your rubbish in its designated bin.
Freddy the Fussy Fella
Favourite food: Cereal boxes, milk bottles and soup cans
Favourite song: Fussy - End of Fashion
Mission: Freddy is super fussy when it comes to recycling in your kerbside bin - no batteries or flares (due to fire hazard concerns); no food or liquids (keep recyclables clean and dry); no bricks, concrete or rocks (these can be recycled at Council's waste facilities and reused as fill for building roads and pathways).
Lenny the Reduce Legend
Favourite food: Banana pancakes
Favourite song: The 3 R's - Jack Johnson
Mission: Lenny has a superpower - he never forgets his reusable shopping bags at the supermarket! You'll never catch Lenny without his reusable cup or water bottle, he chooses products with little or no packaging, and uses a compost bin to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. You don't need to be perfect like Lenny the Legend but every action, big or small, makes a difference!
Rhonda the Recycling Queen
Favourite food: Cucumber sandwiches
Favourite song: Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Mission: Rhonda's golden rules of recycling: Glass bottles and jars, paper and cardboard, hard plastics, aluminium and steel tins, go in your recycling bin! Remember to remove lids and rinse. If in doubt, leave it out or check the A-Z guide.
Timmy the Timekeeper
Favourite food: 2 Minute Noodles
Favourite song: Time After Time - Cindy Lauper
Mission: Timmy is a man of the clock! He wants to inspire the Fraser Coast to be punctual and get everyone to place their bin out by 6am on bin day to avoid missing collection!
Eddy the E-waste Ninja
Favourite food: Old phones, laptops and TVs
Favourite song: Electric Feel - MGMT
Mission: Items with a battery or cord are considered e-waste and do not belong in your kerbside bin. You can recycle unwanted electronic items at Council's waste facilities for free.
Polly the Melting Machine
Favourite food: Polystyrene packaging
Favourite song: I Melt With You - Modern English
Mission: Polly is the ultimate recycler of the future! If you drop your polystyrene at Council’s waste facilities, we can melt it down to be reused. This means after you get a new fridge Polly can use the packaging to produce other products, such as composite decking, picture frames and skirting boards! Click here for details
Sophie the Soft Plastics Sorter
Favourite food: Potato chips, biscuits and lollies
Favourite song: Love So Soft - Kelly Clarkson
Mission: Sophie is on a mission to get fellow chip lovers to recycle soft plastics correctly and not in your kerbside bin! A helpful tip is to have a special spot in your kitchen to store your soft plastics until it is time for a trip to the shops. You can recycle soft plastics in the collection bins at local supermarkets (Check locations here https://redcycle.net.au/where-to-redcycle/).
Wally the Washer
Favourite food: Toothpaste, mouthwash and mints
Favourite song: So Fresh, So Clean - Outkast
Mission: Wally likes to keep things clean and tidy! You don't need to be as particular as Wally when it comes to rinsing your recyclables, but please remember to remove lids, give each item a quick rinse or scrape out left-over food and place in your recycling bin separately.
Wendy the Waste Warrior
Favourite food: Strawberry milkshake
Favourite song: How Far I'll Go - Moana (Auli’I Cravalho)
Mission: Recycling contaminated with nappies, dangerous items like toxic chemicals and syringes, can put workers involved in the recycling process at risk. Remember that everything you put in your recycling bin is sorted by hand at our recycling facility. Please put disposable nappies in general waste. Dirty tissues, paper towels and serviettes are unsuitable for recycling. Dispose of needles safely in a secure rigid walled, plastic container in the general waste bin.
Rex the Recycling Monster
Favourite food: Tossed salad
Favourite song: Let It Go - Frozen (Idina Menzel)
Mission: Rex is a 'gentle giant' who wouldn't hurt a fly, but when it comes to recycling he cares fiercely about one thing - NEVER bag your recyclables (always place items loose in the bin)! Recyclables in plastic bags cannot be processed which means the entire bag of otherwise good quality recycling will go to waste.