Bumper week of rescheduled kerbside collection sweeps suburbs

09 June 2022

It is time to clean out the spare room or under the house as Ipswich City Council’s free large item kerbside collection begins on 20 June 2022 for a huge week of services to almost 10,000 homes.

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said crews would be collecting from eight suburbs, many of which had been rescheduled from earlier in the year when services were diverted to support flood-affected areas.

“Flinders View, Yamanto, Basin Pocket, Blackstone, East Ipswich, Eastern Heights, Ipswich and West Ipswich residents can take this opportunity to collect anything that can be disposed of from around your home such as broken furniture, toys and other unwanted appliances,” Mayor Harding said.

Division 3 Councillor Marnie Doyle said collection teams would be passing an enormous total of 9,342 homes across the eight suburbs.

“It is great to see the collection service recommence so swiftly for those suburbs that had to be rescheduled after the flood,” Cr Doyle said.

“We thank people for their patience and understanding during the disrupted service.”

Division 3 Councillor Andrew Fechner said the collection service was great for disposing of items not suitable for the general waste or recycling bins.

“The kerbside collection service means bulky items that cannot be reused or recycled can be picked up free of charge,” Cr Fechner said.

“Residents should place items on the kerb by the weekend before their scheduled collection commencement date, but not more than seven days prior.”

Kerbside collection guidelines are:

  • items do not exceed two cubic metres in volume (one small box trailer)
  • items can be easily and safely lifted by two people
  • no sharp or dangerous objects are placed on kerbside
  • piles are tidy on the kerbside and roadway is kept clear
  • doors are removed from cupboards
  • outdoor play equipment is to be dismantled.

Read the guidelines on what is an acceptable item to put on the footpath as only acceptable items will be collected.

Acceptable items include furniture, mattresses, household appliances, carpet, lino, bath and laundry tubs, bicycles and outdoor play equipment.

Appliances containing refrigerants such as fridges, freezers and air conditioners cannot be accepted.

Residents should place items on the kerb by the weekend before their scheduled collection commencement date, but not more than seven days prior.

The full schedule of when the kerbside collection service will be available in each suburb is now available on council’s website.