Kerbside Collection in Nundah | How Do You Breathe New Life to Your Old Stuff?

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It’s that time of the year again! The annual Kerbside collection is coming to Nundah on 20 August 2018. A time to tidy-up and declutter our homes of old, broken, and unusable items like televisions, computers, fridge, carpets, sporting equipment, etc.

However, not all items are eligible for the Kerbside collection. Brisbane City Council will not collect these unacceptable items:

  • garden waste (e.g. trees, grass, potted plants)
  • dirt and stones
  • bricks and concrete
  • commercial builders waste
  • car parts and tyres, including car batteries
  • general household waste (e.g. food scraps)
  • liquids
  • hazardous wastes (e.g. chemicals, oil, asbestos)
  • gas bottles
  • glass and mirrors
  • household waste that normally goes into your waste or recycling bin

You may be fined for illegal dumping if you do place ineligible items on the kerb and fail to remove them within seven days of BCC’s notified collection period.


Repurposing Ideas

You don’t need to throw away all your pre-loved items though. You may still find some worn-out or even broken items that can still be repurposed or turned into something creative.

Take this beautiful planter, for example, adorned with colourful pieces of broken glass. A perfect way to bring some personality to your garden.

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This exquisite dressing mirror is made from a repurposed vintage door. Elegant, isn’t it?

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Now, these picture frames is another creative way of upcycling old mirror frames.

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How about turning an old mirror frame into a cork board? It’s a cute old-fashioned way of posting reminders and short messages for your loved ones.

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Have some old tires? Turn them into seats.

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Got some artistic hands? You can turn your gas bottles into lovely works of art.

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Having some old items in your house is a great opportunity to explore your creative side and do some DIY repurposing projects. It’s a fun and creative way of reusing things that would otherwise be just mountain of wastes in our landfills.