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Free hazardous waste collection in Brisbane

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By Claire Matthews

Brisbane residents looking to clean up before Christmas can make use of Council’s free hazardous waste collection event.

On Saturday 5 December, there will be a hazardous waste drop off day at the Nudgee Resource Recovery Centre. 

Residents can drop off items like batteries, empty gas bottles, pool chemicals, paint, electronic waste, lightbulbs and fire extinguishers.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said this year’s initiative of households receiving free waste vouchers from Council has proved effective. 

“This financial year marked the start of every single household receiving free waste vouchers and this city-first initiative has proved extremely successful, with Council having its biggest year of dumping on record.

“Since the introduction of the extended free waste voucher program there has been a 30 per cent higher usage in vouchers being used at Council’s four resource recovery centres, with 98 per cent of visits being funded by free vouchers.”

Cr Schrinner said the council is offering a day of free hazardous waste dumping, in addition to the household vouchers. 

“To wrap up a successful year of dumping by Brisbane residents we are offering residents a day of free dumping of hazardous waste, which isn’t covered by the standard household vouchers which cover general and green waste.

“Disposing of hazardous waste in your rubbish or recycling bin is not safe, that’s why we encourage residents to take advantage of this free household hazardous waste drop-off day.”

Brisbane residents have saved significantly this year, thanks to the free tip trips, said Cr Schrinner.

“Last year residents saved $614,000 in December alone by using waste vouchers, and these savings are perfect over the expensive Christmas period,” he said.

Council’s free hazardous waste collection event:

  • Saturday, 5 December
  • Nudgee Resource Recovery Centre – 1560 Nudgee Road, Nudgee
  • 7.30am – 3.30pm
  • 100 litre limit per product (paint, engine oil) applies per customer
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