Kerbside Clean Up
Council's kerbside clean up is an annual service provided to help its residents dispose of large household items and green waste.
See the collection date for your suburb below.
You should receive a flyer by post 1-2 weeks prior to your scheduled collection as a reminder to put items out.
Leave unwanted materials neatly on the kerbside the weekend before collection is due to start in your area. Just make sure everything is ready to go before 6am on the Monday.
Collection in your area runs for two weeks.
What can be placed out
- Tree and shrub prunings and palm fronds cut into 1 metre lengths and tied into bundles
- Leaves and grass clippings – in cardboard boxes
- Wood products (no longer than 1 metre in length)
- Carpet and linoleum (lino)
- Stoves, dishwashers and washing machines – remove doors
- Small amounts of building materials like rocks, tiles – but not loose dirt
What can’t be placed out
- Tyres, batteries, gas cylinders, fire extinguishers (as compacting these items may cause an explosion or fire)
- All fibro type material like cement sheeting, gyprock, plasterboard (whether or not it contains asbestos)
- Hazardous or medical waste, chemicals, oils (to prevent dangerous spills)
- Food or any waste that may rot and attract flies and vermin
- Refrigerators, air conditioners and freezers (due to the presence of ozone depleting gasses)
- Glass or items that contain glass – televisions, mirrors, computer monitors, etc. (if the glass shatters it poses a safety risk to pedestrians and the collection crew)
- Tree stumps (too large to compact)
- Bean bags containing polystyrene foam beans (as compacting would create an unmanageable mess)
Where to place items
On the footpath in a neat pile. Your waste should not obstruct pedestrian traffic and should not be placed on top of water meters or directly in front of letterboxes or other people’s driveways.
Piles of hard waste items should be no larger than 2 metres wide, 1 metre high and 1 metre deep.
Green waste must be cut into 1 metre lengths and tied into bundles.
As a guide, two people should be able to load your waste in no more than 5 minutes.
Excessive waste loads may not be collected.
Frequently asked questions
I have trouble using the service due to age/disability. What can I do?
Unfortunately our crews are not able to help either move items to the kerb or remove items from your house.
Ask family, friends or neighbours to give you a hand.
There are community groups who may assist with the collection of items in good condition that they can re-sell or re-use. Some examples are:
There are private companies, like skip bin contractors, listed in the Yellow Pages and on Google, which can assist with taking away hard rubbish and garden waste. Fees may apply.
I accidentally threw something out, can I get it back?
We regret that we are unable to return an item accidentally placed out on the kerbside, as items are immediately compacted in the collection vehicle.
Can I put my old TV out?
We ask people not to put their old TV sets out for collection, because they can become a hazard if vandalised (broken glass left on the footpath). We accept TVs and some other electrical items free of charge for recycling at all Waste and Recycling Facilities. See the e-waste section of our Recycling page.
Can I put an old mattress out, even a king size one?
Yes, provided it is not too heavy for the two-person collection crew to lift.
Can I put old tins of paint out?
Yes, if the paint has been allowed to harden completely. Please leave the lids off the tins so the collection crew can see the contents. No other chemiclas can be accepted.
I know my fibro doesn’t contain asbestos, because it isn’t that old. Can I put it out for collection?
Do not place any sheet-like building material out for collection. As they are unable to be completely sure, the collection crew treats all such material as if it does contain asbestos. It will not be collected.
My green waste wasn’t collected because it wasn’t tied and bundled, but other green waste piles in the street were collected, and they weren’t tied or bundled either.
Due to the large amounts of green waste put out during kerbside collection, the crews will collect smaller piles of untied or unbundled green waste, provided it’s in a neat pile. If your pile is of an unmanageable size, a leaflet will be left in your letterbox instructing you to correct the load and contact Council to arrange collection.
What can Council do about people who go through kerbside rubbish piles and take items to keep, resell or strip?
This does happen, and unfortunately it’s out of Council’s control. We are not able to conduct vehicle registration searches and therefore have no way of policing people who scavenge.
If your load has been disturbed by scavengers or vandals, we ask that you please tidy up again to ensure the load is collected.
Will any of the items I put out be recycled?
No. All items are compacted immediately in the collection vehicle and disposed of at the Browns Plains Waste & Recycling Facility. (To separately collect items for resale/recycling would add significantly to the cost of the service.) If you have any unwanted household items you think are still in good condition and can be resold, you may be able to donate them to the Logan Recycling Market.
I work in a commercial property e.g. warehouse, shop, etc. Can we put waste out?
Kerbside Clean Up is a service provided to residential properties only. See our Fees page for ways to dispose of certain materials produced as part of day to day business.
|Jimboomba, Riverbend, Glenlogan, Flagstone, Veresdale Scrub, Veresdale, Cedar Vale, Mundoolun, Cedar Grove, Woodhill||Monday, 22 January 2018 - Friday, 2 February 2018||6.00am - 5.00pm|
|Stockleigh, Logan Reserve, Tamborine, Cedar Creek, Logan Village, Buccan, Chambers Flat, Yarrabilba, Kairabah||Monday, 5 February 2018 - Friday, 16 February 2018||6.00am - 5.00pm|
|Loganlea, Waterford, Waterford West, Park Ridge||Monday, 19 February 2018 - Friday, 2 March 2018||6.00am - 5.00pm|
|Northern Rochedale South (north of Underwood Road including both sides of Underwood Road) and Priestdale||Monday, 5 March 2018 - Friday, 16 March 2018||6.00am - 5.00pm|
|Southern Rochedale South (south of Underwood Road but not including the southern side of Underwood Road)||Monday, 16 April 2018 - Friday, 27 April 2018||6.00am - 5.00pm|
|Springwood, Underwood||Monday, 14 May 2018 - Friday, 25 May 2018||6.00am - 5.00pm|
|Daisy Hill, Shailer Park||Monday, 28 May 2018 - Friday, 8 June 2018||6.00am - 5.00pm|
|Carbrook, Cornubia, Loganholme, Tanah Merah||Monday, 11 June 2018 - Friday, 22 June 2018||6.00am - 5.00pm|