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UPDATE – Regular kerbside collection to resume for West End and Highgate Hill – 28 March

March 28 - April 1

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.


Kerbside collection acceptable items – see link HERE
Council Guidelines

When putting out items for collection, remember:

  • to keep piles tidy on the kerb keeping the footpath or roadway clear
  • Council will not collect piles larger than two cubic metres (equal to a small box trailer load)
  • to remove doors from refrigerators and cupboards
  • do not leave sharp or dangerous objects on the footpath
  • items must be able to be easily and safely lifted by two people
  • to secure items if severe weather is expected.

Acceptable items for kerbside collection include:

  • bath and laundry tubs
  • bicycles and sporting equipment
  • carpet and rugs
  • electronic waste (e.g. televisions and computers)
  • furniture and white goods (e.g. fridges and stoves)
  • small household appliances (e.g. fans and toasters)
  • wood products less than 1.5 metres


Council will not collect unacceptable items placed on the kerb. These include:

  • bricks and concrete
  • commercial builders waste
  • car parts and tyres, including car batteries
  • dirt and stones
  • garden waste (e.g. trees, grass, potted plants)
  • gas bottles
  • general household waste (e.g. food scraps)
  • glass and mirrors
  • hazardous wastes (e.g. chemicals, oil, asbestos)
  • household waste that normally goes into your waste or recycling bin
  • liquids

For more information on kerbside large item collection visit brisbane.qld.gov.au or download the free Brisbane Bin and Recycling app.


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