Regular kerbside collection will return to Brisbane’s streets from 28 March, just four weeks after the city was devastated by floods.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner praised residents, Council workers and Australian Defence Force personnel for their efforts, saying their work had enabled regular kerbside collection to return quickly.
“This was Brisbane’s biggest-ever rain event and it has required Brisbane’s biggest-ever clean up,” Cr Schrinner said.
“Over the past three weeks, almost 50,000 tonnes of people’s flood-damaged possessions have been taken from 2753 streets under our special edition of kerbside collection.
“Because of these huge efforts across 129 suburbs, we’re able to return regular kerbside collection after it was paused during this devasting flood.”
Under the new schedule, kerbside collection will restart from where it was scheduled to be on 28 March in Highgate Hill, Kangaroo Point, South Brisbane, and West End.
Cr Schrinner said residents would receive a flyer in their letter box a week before their collection week.
“I want to remind everyone that we are unable to collect items like chemicals, asbestos, gas bottles, car parts and bricks and concrete, as part of kerbside collection,” he said.
“These items can be taken to Council’s Resource Recovery Centres on one of our four free annual hazardous waste drop off days. The next free hazardous waste drop off day is 4 June, 2022 at Ferny Grove.”
Council’s four Resource Recovery Centres will also return to regular hours from Monday 21 March.
When putting out items for collection, remember:
Acceptable items for kerbside collection include:
Council will not collect unacceptable items placed on the kerb. These include: