Brisbane City Council is encouraging residents to properly dispose of sandbags once severe weather has passed.
Used sandbags that have not come into contact with oil or other contaminants can be opened and sand scattered on lawns and gardens as topsoil, where it will not wash into stormwater drains.
Empty sandbags should be placed in the general waste bin.
Sandbags that have come into contact with floodwaters can be disposed of at one of Council’s four transfer stations.
Residents can store unused sandbags undercover for future use. However, residents should be mindful that sandbags must be discarded if they show signs of deterioration.
Residents are advised not to empty or place full sandbags in their general waste bin.
For more information, phone Brisbane City Council on 07 3403 8888.
Alternatively, you can find information about flooding and how to prepare for weather events: