Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has encouraged residents in the southern suburbs of Algester, Calamvale and Parkinson to get ready for kerbside collection with the first pick-ups starting soon.
Cr Schrinner said residents from across Brisbane could now log onto the Council website to check when kerbside collection was coming to their suburb so they could prepare any unwanted large items for collection.
Kerbside collection has returned 12 months earlier than planned thanks to the Schrinner Council’s efforts navigating the financial costs of the COVID-19 crisis, which included delivering a balanced budget this month.
The service was paused during the pandemic which allowed Council to provide direct support to thousands of households, struggling food businesses, the construction industry and community groups.
“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 five rounds of suburbs to receive kerbside collection 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
Cr Schrinner said Council would notify residents when it was their turn for collection and items should be placed on the kerbside by 6am on the day of collection.
“It’s also a great time to refresh residents about what they can and can’t put out for collection. Things we do collect are furniture and whitegoods, TVs and computers, tubs, wood products less than 1.5 metres, small household appliances, carpet and bikes,” he said.
“We don’t accept bricks and concrete, dirt and stones, gas bottles and car parts and tyres – these should transferred directly to our resource recovery centres . Household hazardous waste including batteries, empty gas bottles and cleaning chemicals can also be taken to our resource recovery centres for free during our annual free hazardous waste days.
“Regular household waste and food scraps should go into your general waste bin, garden waste to your green bin and recyclables to your recycling bin.
“With kerbside collection back, I want to remind all Brisbane residents they can still take advantage of free waste vouchers, with 10 sent in the mail once a year alongside their rates notice or renters also receiving them directly.”
You can receive free kerbside collection reminders by downloading the Brisbane Bin and Recycling app. To view the schedule or find out more about kerbside collection visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au.
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