09 May 2022
It is time to clean out the spare room or under the house as council’s free large item kerbside collection begins on 16 May 2022 for one week in Augustine Heights, Gailes and Redbank.
Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chairperson Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said the scheduled service was back in full swing across the city.
“Augustine Heights, Gailes and Redbank 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.
Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Deputy Chairperson Division 2 Councillor Paul Tully said collection teams would be passing by 2096 homes in Augustine Heights, 739 homes in Gailes and 1057 homes in Redbank from Monday 16 May.
“The kerbside collection service means bulky items that cannot be reused or recycled can be picked up free of charge,” Cr Tully said.
Division 2 Councillor Nicole Jonic said the collection service was great for disposing of items not suitable for the general waste or recycling bins.
“Residents should place items on the kerb by the weekend before their scheduled collection commencement date, but not more than seven days prior,” Cr Jonic said.
Kerbside collection guidelines are:
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.