It’s time to clean out the spare room or under the house as council’s free large item kerbside collection begins on 26 April 2022 for one week in Collingwood Park, Ebbw Vale and New Chum.

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

“Collingwood Park, Ebbw Vale and New Chum 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 Andrew Fechner said collection teams would be passing by 3,257 homes in Collingwood Park, 281 homes in Ebbw Vale and 26 homes in New Chum from Tuesday 26 April.

“This kerbside collection service means bulky items that cannot be reused or recycled can be picked up free of charge,” Cr Fechner said.https://www.youtube.com/embed/KexgHKtjLio?feature=oembed

Division 3 Councillor Marnie Doyle said the collection service was great for disposing of items not suitable for the general waste or recycling bins.

Kerbside collection was paused and resources reallocated to support flood impacted areas.

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.

The full schedule of when the kerbside collection service will be available in each suburb is now available on council’s website.


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