Kerbside collection acceptable items | Brisbane City Council

Kerbside collection acceptable items

As part of the kerbside collection, Brisbane City Council collects large unwanted household items that are too big for wheelie bins.

Place acceptable materials for collection on the kerbside in front of your home. Items must be placed 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.

Guidelines

When putting out items for collection remember:

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

GIVIT is a national not-for-profit organisation connecting those who have, with those who need, in a private and safe way. The GIVIT online service lists everyday items urgently needed by someone in the community. It connects you to trusted charities to make a difference to somebody's life. You can donate useable household items. Visit the GIVIT website for more information.

NACRO

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

Council tip shops

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

22 October 2018
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