Free scheduled large kerbside collection recommences across Ipswich

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 Chairperson 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.

>>> See the revised large item kerbside collection service scheduled here <<<

“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.”

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

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.

More information on flood recovery waste services is available at

For information on Personal Hardship Assistance and Essential Services Hardship Assistance, contact the Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349 or visit

Other grants such the Essential Household Contents Grant, Structural Assistance Grant and Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Grant, which are income tested, are also available to eligible residents who are uninsured and have experienced certain loss or damage following this disaster.

Community Recovery online portal at

Part of a sports club or organisation? The Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program supports not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding to re-establish facilities and activities after extreme natural events.

Funding of up to $20,000 may be available for eligible sport and active recreation organisations located in areas declared under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). 

For more information, visit

Council has partnered with GIVIT to manage all offers of donated goods and services, including corporate offers of assistance, after disasters. To see what is needed or to donate, please visit and look for the Storms and Flooding Appeal.

Members of the public can donate through with 100 per cent of donated funds received by GIVIT going to affected communities.

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