Free Waste Services And Clean Up Now Rolling Out In Nundah And Other Northern Suburbs

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Food waste drop zones and FREE flood-impacted kerbside collection service and resource recovery centres have been introduced in Nundah and selected areas in Brisbane, as floodwaters begin to subside and Brisbane braces for a massive clean-up.


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Emergency bins for food waste have been placed across the city starting Wednesday 2 March 2022 whilst resource recovery centres have started accepting flood- and rain-damaged goods. 

From Nundah, the nearest recovery centre is the Nudgee Resource Recovery Centre, which is around 6.7-km away via Nudgee Rd. It’s open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily, including public holidays.

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Nudgee Resource Recovery Centre receives vehicles with a combined gross vehicle mass (CGVM) over 4.5 tonnes. Please note that weight is measured via the weighbridge upon entering the resource recovery centre.

Food Waste Drop Zones

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Residents can leave any spoiled food from households impacted by the flood and loss of power on emergency food waste bins. 

Food waste bins will be pods of 360-litre bins and will be signed to indicate ‘food waste only’ drop off. These orange and red top bins will be monitored and collected by Council contractors on a daily basis.

Below are the drop zones in Nundah and other North Brisbane areas, which have been made available for 3 and 4 March 2022:

  • Nundah – Hedley Avenue, Primrose Lane
  • Albion – Beaumont Street, Fox Street, Sandgate Road
  • Bardon – Norman Buchan Park
  • Chermside – Murphy Road
  • Chermside West – Maundrell Terrace
  • Clayfield – Widdop Street
  • Deagon – Hickson Road
  • Everton Park – Pullen Road
  • McDowall – Pleshette Place and Rode Road
  • Mitchelton – Blackwood Street
  • Newstead – Ross Street
  • Nudgee – Earnshaw Road
  • Nudgee Beach – Fortitude Street
  • Pinkenba – McBride Road
  • Wilston – Edmonstone Street
  • Windsor – Blackmore Street, Grafton Street, Green Terrace, Swan Terrace

Flood-affected kerbside collection service

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After postponing the regular kerbside collection service, BCC launched a special flood-affected kerbside collection. Starting Wednesday 2 March, households can leave material on the footpath for Council contractors to remove. This service is now rolling out in selected areas that experienced creek flooding before moving into areas impacted by the Brisbane River.

Residents who lost their bin due to flooding can send an email via northgate.ward@bcc.qld.gov.au or call 3403 2210 to organise for another one.