17 March 2022
Free scheduled city-wide large item kerbside collection service will recommence after it was paused while council redirected resources to flood-affected areas to best support the city’s recovery.
Local Disaster Management Group Chair Mayor Teresa Harding said council was pleased to be able to restart this free service.
“Council postponed collection in Flinders View, Yamanto, Basin Pocket, Blackstone, East Ipswich, Eastern Heights, Ipswich, West Ipswich, Booval, Newtown, North Booval, Silkstone and Raceview over the past few weeks while we prioritised flood-affected waste collections,” Mayor Harding said.
“Those suburbs have been rescheduled to June and July.
“From Monday, 28 March, the routine service will recommence in Dinmore, Riverview and Swanbank.
“Council has assisted the community remove almost 10,000 tonnes of waste with more than 4,200 tonnes of that being flood waste material, from the city and council’s kerbside collection crews have collected at least 1,000 tonnes of waste directly from affected properties.
“We want to thank the community for their understanding for the disruption.”
Council is aware that some material had been placed on kerbs already and will endeavour to remove these items. Residents should not place additional material on the kerb.
See the revised large item kerbside collection service scheduled at Ipswich.qld.gov.au/waste here.
More information on flood recovery waste services is available at Ipswich.qld.gov.au/floodrecovery here.