Greenslopes residents, take note! On Monday, the 24th of February 2020, items for kerbside collection will be picked up at 6:00 a.m. If you have stuff to dispose of, you must place these items on your kerb the weekend prior to collection time.
You also need to ensure that your kerbside collection pile is free of “unacceptable items.” Otherwise, the collectors will leave those out on your kerb and you could be fined for illegal dumping.
So, how do you dispose of unacceptable items? Below are some tips:
Bricks, concrete, dirt and stones, and commercial builders waste
Wastes after a building construction, renovation or demolition go to the landfill when at least 75 percent of these can be cleaned and reused, like concrete and bricks. You can sell or give these away to resource and recovery centres. Most of these businesses provide pick-up and drop-off services for an extra fee so you won’t have to worry about hauling stuff off your property.
Hazardous wastes (e.g. asbestos, chemicals and oil)
It is very important to handle and dispose of hazardous wastes carefully because these items may bring a serious impact on the environment if mishandled. It is never safe to put this for recycling because these are “flammable, corrosive, explosive or toxic.”
The Brisbane City Council has free drop off days in its four resource recovery centres so take note of the dates.
Asbestos disposal, however, is handled by contractors. Better yet, call the Council 07 3403 8888 for questions about proper hazardous waste disposal.
General household wastes
Bin collection day for general household wastes is scheduled weekly and fortnightly. Download the Brisbane bin and recycling app to receive reminders of these schedules so you won’t have to miss the pickup.