Free kerbside collection commencing in Redbank Plains

21 April 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 2 May 2022 for one week in Redbank Plains.

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Mayor Teresa Harding said the scheduled service was back in full swing across the City.

“Redbank Plains 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 Councillor Paul Tully said it was important to follow the kerbside collection guidelines.

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

Division 1 Councillor Jacob Madsen said collection teams would be passing by 8379 homes in Redbank Plains from Monday 2 May.

“The schedule includes a large number of properties over the week, and the service may continue into the weekend to ensure crews can get to all materials,” Cr Madsen said.

Division 1 Councillor Sheila Ireland 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 Ireland said.

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.