Free kerbside collection commencing in Ripley, Willowbank and surrounds

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 21 February 2022 for one week in Ripley, Willowbank and surrounding suburbs.

Division 1 Councillor Sheila Ireland said the service is helping Ipswich residents to dispose of unwanted items around their home.

“More than 6300 residences will be visited by kerbside collection crews from Monday 21 February,” Cr Ireland said.

“Teams will be collecting across the suburbs of Amberley, Deebing Heights, Goolman, Mutdapilly, Purga, Ripley, South Ripley, White Rock and Willowbank.”

Division 1 Councillor Jacob Madsen said the collection service was great for disposing of items not suitable for the general waste or recycling bins.

“Take this opportunity to collect anything that can be disposed of from around your home, such as broken furniture, toys and other unwanted appliances.

“Collection teams will be moving though each Ipswich suburb over the next five months passing about 86,603 households.”

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.

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.

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