Kerbside collection acceptable items

Brisbane City Council will collect unwanted household items that are too big for wheelie bins as part of the kerbside large items collection.

Place acceptable materials for collection on the kerbside in front of your home on the weekend before the collection starts in your suburb. All items must be on the kerb by 6am at the start of the collection period.

Acceptable items Unacceptable 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)
  • 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

Council will not collect unacceptable items placed on the kerb. Illegal dumping fines may apply if unacceptable material is not removed within seven days of the notified collection period.


When putting out items for collection remember:

  • to keep the piles tidy on the kerb so the footpath or roadway is kept clear
  • Council will not collect piles larger than two cubic metres (equal to a small box trailer load)
  • doors must be removed from refrigerators and cupboards
  • do not leave sharp or dangerous objects
  • items must be able to be easily and safely lifted by two people
  • items must be secured if severe weather is expected

Other resource recovery options

The kerbside collection service helps you to remove large household items from your home and recycles all metal items put on the kerb, such as fridges, washing machines, and window frames.

Council encourages you to look for other resource recovery options for your large household items, which will contribute to a cleaner, greener city by reducing landfill.

Donate useable items

To help reduce landfill, donate household items in usable condition to friends or family, a local charity or other reuse and recycling organisations. Below are some organisations to help you reuse and recycle large household items. 


GIVIT is a national not-for-profit connecting those who have with those who need, in a private and safe way. The GIVIT online service lets you see a list of everyday items that are urgently needed by someone in the community and connects you to trusted charities so you can make a difference to somebody's life. Useable household items can be donated. Visit the GIVIT website for more information.


The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc. (NACRO) is the peak organisation for Australia’s charities and charity op shops that recycle clothing, furniture, household and workplace goods to provide for the disadvantaged and fund vital community welfare programs. For more information and a list of organisations accepting donations, visit the NACRO website.

Council tip shops

Council’s tip shops in Acacia Ridge and Geebung sell quality second-hand items that are donated by residents through Council’s transfer stations and resource recovery centres. The tip shops are operated by Endeavour Foundation and all proceeds support people with disabilities. Donating to tip shops is free when using Council’s resource recovery centres. 

01 July 2016