It is time to clean out the spare room or under the house as council’s free large item kerbside collection begins on 27 June 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.
Large Item Kerbside Collection scheduled for Weeks 7-10 for the following suburbs was postponed while council redirected resources to flood-affected suburbs:
Flinders View, Yamanto, Basin Pocket, Blackstone, East Ipswich, Eastern Heights, Ipswich, West Ipswich, Booval, Newtown, North Booval, Silkstone and Raceview.
Council is aware some material had been placed on kerbs already, and will endeavour to remove these items. Please do not place any additional material on the kerb.
The large item collection service for these suburbs will resume in June/July for Weeks 21-23 of the updated schedule. Please see the updated schedule below.
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.
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.