By Georgia Parsonson
South suburbs have been encouraged to prepare for the return of the Brisbane City Council’s Kerbside Collection. After being disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has returned 12 months earlier than anticipated.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Council would notify residents when Kerbside Collection would reach them. Disposable items should be placed on the kerbside by 6:00 am on collection day.
Residents are reminded that Kerbside Collection only collects furniture and white goods, TV’s and computers, tubs, wood products smaller than 1.5m, small household appliances, carpets, and bicycles.
Kerbside Collection does not collect bricks and concrete, dirt and stones, gas bottles, car parts, or tyres – these should be transferred directly to the Brisbane City Council’s resource recovery centres.
Hazardous waste such as batteries, empty gas bottles, and cleaning chemicals should also be taken to resource recovery centres.
“We asked people to hold onto their unwanted larger items for longer so we could redirect funds to our community,” Cr Schrinner said.
“We waived fees and provided grants to thousands of businesses and not-for-profit organisations, which helped them stay afloat.
“We’ve done so well weathering this storm that we’re able to fast-track the return of kerbside collection, and that’s precisely what we did in the 2021/22 Budget.”
The first suburbs receiving the service are:
Week beginning Monday 12 July: Algester, Calamvale, Parkinson
Week beginning Monday 19 July: Auchenflower, Milton, St Lucia, Taringa
Week beginning Monday 26 July: Anstead, Belbowrie, Chuwar, Karana Downs, Kholo, Lake Manchester, Moggill, Mt Crosby, Chapel Hill, Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Pinjarra Hills
Week beginning Monday 2 August: Fig Tree Pocket, Indooroopilly, Toowong, Brookfield, Upper Brookfield, Pullenvale
Week beginning Monday 9 August: Jamboree Heights, Jindalee, Middle Park, Mt Ommaney, Riverhills, Sinnamon Park, Westlake
Do you want to check the whole calendar? View the Kerbside Collection schedule.