Get Your Piles Ready for Kerbside Collection Day in Clayfield

The countdown is on for Clayfield’s Kerbside Collection Day on Monday, the 14th of August. It’s the time of the year again for the neighbourhood to get rid of their unwanted clutter and those pieces of furniture and appliances that are too big for their wheelie bins. The Brisbane City Council recommends that all items should be taken out this weekend.

Here are some important points that you should keep in mind before the collection.


List & Limit

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Be mindful of the items you will take out. There is a list of acceptable and unacceptable items. The Council will not collect household waste that normally goes into the waste and recycle bins. Failure to remove these unacceptable items within seven days will result into illegal dumping fines.

If there’s a list, there’s also a limit. Kerbside Collection only happens once a year, but that does not mean you can haphazardly dump all of the items that you can for this day. The Council will only collect piles that are not larger than two cubic metres, or the equivalent of a small box trailer load to cater to the whole neighbourhood.


Get Organised

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You have a few more days left to pack and think of all the items that you want to take out to the kerb. After sorting your disposables, place items like carpet, rugs, and electronic waste into boxes and trash bags. Use trash bags for unbreakable items like carpet and rugs as they can be compressed together to maximise the kerb space. Don’t forget to put labels on them.

Be courteous to the collectors; do not leave sharp objects in your pile. All items should be easily and safely lifted by two people. The doors of appliances and furnitures like refrigerators and cupboards should be removed.


Make Nice and Neat Piles

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The items that you put out on the kerb may be unwanted items that you consider rubbish, but make sure you pile them up neatly and with care. Keep the piles tidy to avoid blocking the footpaths and driveways. Be sure to secure the items properly to avoid damage or scattering in case of adverse weather conditions.

If you plan to go scavenger hunting this weekend, respect your neighbours’ piles. Leave their piles tidy after rummaging through them. They followed the rules in keeping their piles organised and neat, so it’s your obligation to keep things that way, or even leave their piles neater than when you started.


Got Excess? No Problem.

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If you have items that are not on the approved collection list, take them to any of the various Resource Recovery Centres in Clayfield’s neighbouring suburbs. Recovery centres accept both recyclable and green or general waste. There are centres located at Nudgee, Willawong, Ferny Grove, and Chandler.

Vehicles that are under 4.5 tonnes Combined Gross Vehicle Mass (CGVM) can use the drive-through recycling area for free, whilst vehicles above 4.5 tonnes CGVM can still recycle, but with fees applied.

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If you have reached the Council’s kerb limit and you are left with items that are still usable, consider donating them. The Council’s Tip Shops and various charities around Brisbane will accept these items with open arms. You may have missed the limit, but you will not miss helping the people who really need the items.

Visit the BCC’s official website to know more about waste management disposal.