Get Ready for Kerbside Collection in Clayfield

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Residents, get ready to put your piles out as Kerbside Collection in Clayfield is coming up on Monday, 12 August 2019.

This weekend is the best time to get organised and prepare for the collection time. Remember that all items for collection should be in front of your property by 6:00 am of the collection day.

To help you be ready for the kerbside collection, here is the list of acceptable and unacceptable items for collection:

Items accepted during the collection
  • bath and laundry tubs
  • bicycles and sporting equipment
  • carpet and rugs
  • electronic waste (e.g. televisions and computers)
  • furniture and white goods (e.g. fridges and stoves)
  • small household appliances (e.g. fans and toasters)
  • wood products less than 1.5 metres
Items not accepted during the collection
  • bricks and concrete
  • commercial builders waste
  • car parts and tyres, including car batteries
  • dirt and stones
  • garden waste (e.g. trees, grass, potted plants)
  • gas bottles
  • general household waste (e.g. food scraps)
  • glass and mirrors
  • hazardous wastes (e.g. chemicals, oil, asbestos)
  • household waste that normally goes into your waste or recycling bin
  • liquids

As you start making your pile of items for collection, make sure to keep them tidy on the kerb whilst keeping the footpath or roadway clear. Also, take note that the Council will not collect piles larger than two cubic metres.

Scavengers, Assemble!

Kerbside Collection in Clayfield
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The idea of scavenging is not new since the kerbside collection is a great opportunity for others to get things that are still usable for free. This is especially helpful for those who need a couple of household stuff but are currently on a budget.

With all the piles that will be out there, who knows what treasure awaits a keen scavenger during this collection period. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right?

Treasure hunting can be exciting, however, scavengers must not forget a few rules whilst scouring their biggest finds. Following are simple reminders for treasure hunters during the kerbside collection:    

  • Leave it the same way you found it (or better). You probably found that pile neatly stacked up. After going through the pile, try your best to leave it as neat and presentable as possible.
  • Maximise your time. It would be a good idea to check out various piles in the area first to get a picture of what is out there.
  • Keep a list of what you need. It is certainly tempting to get several things for free but it is better to stick to a list of what you need. Otherwise, you might end up getting something that you will just throw away after some time.
  • Avoid conflicts. Try to stop by a pile without other scavengers. This way, you will avoid wanting what the other person found before you.

Donating Usable Items

Kerbside Collection in Clayfield
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Kerbside collection is certainly helpful for those who want to get rid of huge unwanted items from their home. However, if you think that you’ve got a lot of items that are still usable, you can choose to donate them instead.

You can either give them to friends and family or donate them to a local charity or other reuse and recycling organisations. The following organisations are recommended by BCC to help you reuse and recycle large household items. 

  1. GIVIT
  2. National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc. (NACRO)
  3. Council’s tip shops