16 June 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 27 June 2022 for one week in Booval, Newtown, North Booval and Silkstone.
Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said council’s scheduled service was now entering its final weeks of the collection program.
“Booval, Newtown, North Booval and Silkstone 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 1,277 homes in Booval, 617 homes in Newtown, 1,184 homes in North Booval and 1,610 homes in Silkstone from Monday 27 June.
“The kerbside collection service means bulky items that cannot be reused or recycled can be picked up free of charge,” Cr Doyle said.
Division 3 Councillor Andrew Fechner 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 Fechner 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.