Bin collection continues over Christmas

Wheelie bin collection services will continue during the Christmas and New Year period with Ipswich City Council’s garbage trucks remaining on the road right through the holidays.

The service will operate as usual over the festive period, with all weekly and fortnightly collections happening on their regular allocated weekday, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

This means general, recycling and green waste collection trucks will remain on the road when services are needed most.

Residents should place their bins on the kerb as normal before 5am on public holidays, and 6am on all other days.

Council’s recycling and refuse centres at Riverview and Rosewood will be closed on Christmas Day with normal operating hours between 8am and 5pm all other days.

Download the Ipswich Bin app to your smartphone to keep up to date on the right waste in the right bin and to know when the right day is to put your bin out.

For more on Ipswich Waste Services visit this website.

How to make your garbo’s day:

  • Keep your bins one metre apart: The arm that lifts them into the truck needs a little bit of room. If bins are too close, the driver has to get out and separate them.
  • Keep clear of obstacles: Look up and if possible try not to place your bin under low hanging wires or tree branches.
  • Don’t overfill: Birds love an overfilled bin and will rip the rubbish out, leaving behind an unsightly mess.
  • Have your bin out early: By 5am on public holidays and 6am on all other days is the go.
  • Give them a wave: If you spot your garbo on their run, give them a smile and a wave, it will mean a lot.

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