Brisbane’s kerbside large item collection will restarts on Monday, more than a year after it was temporarily paused in a cost-saving measure during the pandemic.
Brisbane City Council announced the popular hard waste service would return during this years’ budget, after originally saying it would not return for two years in a bid to save $13 million.
The council’s city standards spokeswoman Kim Marx said that savings from the one-year pause of about $6 million over the past year had allowed the council to offer financial support to community organisations and small businesses.
The year-long pause saw a large spike in the number of fines handed out by the council for illegal dumping.
When will my surbub have kerbside collection?
The council expects to collect about 13,000 tonnes of hard waste across Brisbane’s suburbs. While the table below shows scheduled collections over the next montn, the full list of suburbs and their scheduled pick-up weeks can be found on the council’s website.
|Week starting Monday, July 12||Algester, Calamvale, Parkinson|
|Week starting Monday, July 19||Auchenflower, Milton, St Lucia, Taringa|
|Week starting Monday, July 26||Anstead, Bellbowrie, Chuwar, Karana Downs, Kholo, Lake Manchester, Moggill, Mt Crosby, Chapel Hill, Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Pinjarra Hills|
|Week starting Monday, August 2||Fig Tree Pocket, Indooroopilly, Toowong, Brookfield, Upper Brookfield, Pullenvale|
|Week starting Monday, August 9||Jamboree Heights, Jindalee, Middle Park, Mt Ommaney, Riverhills, Sinnamon Park, Westlake|
What can I leave out?
“Your annual kerbside collection provides an easy way to get rid of items like furniture and white goods, but please don’t put things like bricks, concrete, gas bottles or car part or tyres out for collection,” Cr Marx said.
Hard waste collection trucks will pick up heavy items such as bathtubs, bicycles and sporting equipment, carpet, rugs and wood under 1.5 metres long.
Electronic waste — such as television and computers, fridges, stoves, small household appliances such as toasters — and other furniture will also be collected.
However, items such as dirt, car parts, batteries, hazardous waste, glass, mirrors and gas bottles will not be accepted.
Such items can, generally, be taken to one of Brisbane City Council’s four resource recovery centres at Nudgee Beach, Willawong, Ferny Grove and Chandler.