Kerbside Collection Time in Nundah: Time to Take Out Those Large Household Items

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The Brisbane City Council’s (BCC) Kerbside Collection is set to happen on Monday, 7th of August, in the Nundah neighbourhood. Everyone is advised to take out their old sofa, dining sets, and other pieces of furniture and appliances that are too big for the wheelie bin this weekend.

All items should be placed on the kerb by 6:00 a.m. at the start of the collection period. Be mindful of the items you will take out. The Council will not collect unacceptable items that are placed on the kerb.

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Acceptable Items:

  • furniture and white goods (e.g. fridges and stoves)
  • small household appliances (e.g. fans and toasters)
  • carpet and rugs
  • bath and laundry tubs
  • wood products less than 1.5 metres
  • bicycles and sporting equipment
  • electronic waste (e.g. televisions and computers)

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

Failure to remove unacceptable items within seven days will result into illegal dumping fines.


 


 

Tips and Guidelines

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Apart from making sure that the items you will take out are acceptable, the items should be properly piled up. For items that must be placed in boxes, organise each box by putting labels and secure them properly for any weather condition. Keep the piles tidy to avoid blockage on the footpaths and roadways.

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The piles should not be larger than two cubic metres or a small box trailer load. Also remember to remove the doors of the refrigerators and cupboards.

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Be courteous to the collectors. The items should be easily and safely lifted by two people. Do not leave sharp objects on the pile.

 

Time for Scavenger Hunting

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One man’s trash could be another man’s treasure. There is no local law in Brisbane that will prevent people from scavenging off other people’s rubbish, so scavenger hunting is on this weekend.

For the scavengers looking for something to recycle and upcycle, always remember the words “courtesy” and “respect”. Other people’s pile should always be left tidy after rummaging through it. Your neighbours followed the council’s guideline of keeping their piles neat. It’s your obligation to keep it that way or to make it even neater than they were.

Keep your vehicles and ute ready this weekend. You never know what you will find on your neighbours’ kerbs.

 

Late for the Kerbside? No Problem.

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BCC has another option on how to reduce waste to landfill. The Resource Recovery Centre is open for both recyclable and green or general waste. The centres are located at Nudgee, Willawong, Ferny Grove, and Chandler.

Vehicles that are under 4.5 tonnes Combined Gross Vehicle Mass (CGVM) can use the drive-through recycling area for free, whilst vehicles above 4.5 tonnes CGVM can still recycle, but with fees applied.

 

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Donating usable household items is a great option. There are charities around Brisbane that will accept these items with open arms. You may have missed the Kerbside Collection, but you will not miss helping the people in need.

GIVIT is a national non-profit virtual organisation founded by CEO Juliette Wright. They support all agencies, services, and charities in Australia to store, sort out, and distribute the donations to specific individuals or communities who exactly need the items.

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Kerbside Collection comes only once a year. This will be a busy weekend for the whole neighbourhood because it’s time to take those unwanted belongings out.

Visit the BCC’s official website to know more about waste management disposals.