Free kerbside collection commencing in Ipswich Central, East Ipswich and surrounds

24 February 2022

It’s time to clean out the spare room or under the house as Ipswich City Council’s free large item kerbside collection begins on 7 March 2022 for one week in Ipswich Central, East Ipswich and surrounding suburbs.

Division 3 Councillor Marnie Doyle said the free service is assisting Ipswich residents to dispose of bulky items.

“From Monday 7 March, our collection teams will be in Basin Pocket, Blackstone, East Ipswich, Eastern Heights, Ipswich Central and West Ipswich to dispose of your large unwanted household items,” Cr Doyle said.

“More than 5,100 residences in Division 3 will have the opportunity to take advantage of this free council service for the week from 7 March.”

Division 3 Councillor Andrew Fechner said Council is pleased to be able to offer this popular service to Ipswich residents.

“The large item kerbside collection will run for six months in total and will pass 86,603 households across Ipswich,” Cr Fechner said.

“We know this service is highly valued by our community and encourage residents to consider disposing of items that are not suitable for the general waste or recycling bin.”

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.

Please 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.

Please note that 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.