Kedron Kerbside Collection Coming Up: When is It Time to Throw Out Old Furniture and Appliances?

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The kerbside collection for Kedron will be on 26 August 2019. If you’re participating in this year’s collection, you still have enough time to prepare your large unwanted items in time for your scheduled date. 

But how will you know when it’s time to finally say goodbye to your old furniture or appliances? 

It’s not so easy to just get rid of them, especially if it’s cherished family heirloom. To make it easier on your part, here are some clear indications that you probably need a new one.

Fridges

Does your food rapidly spoil when you put it in your fridge? If it begins to smell bad earlier than it normally would, it means your fridge can no longer maintain its temperature. It’s a big waste of money  since you will not only be forced to throw away food but also pay more for bills since your fridge uses more energy that way.

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Another indication that your fridge needs a replacement is if it condenses excessively. Mildew or water droplets on the rubber sealing around the door can be fixed depending on the damage but it can be quite expensive. If the refrigerator is over a decade old and has multiple faulty parts, chances are you need a new one.

Brisbane City Council accepts fridges and refrigerators given that their doors are removed. You can get rid of your old fridge as long as it can be easily and safely lifted by two people. 

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Couches

Does your couch have a creaking sound whenever someone sits there? It’s a sign of structural damage perhaps in the spring or on the frame. Aside from structural damage, you should also keep an eye on the padding and cushions. If the upholstery already looks awful, it’s better to replace it than spend a huge amount of money on reupholstering.

Sporting equipment

Bicycles with cracks usually go to landfill. But this should not always be the case. A carbon-fibre frame is repairable. The repair costs range from $200-$500 but you eventually have to spend a bit more for complicated fixes. If the bike can be easily repaired, you can donate it than throw it away.

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BCC encourages residents to look for other resource recovery options to contribute to a cleaner and greener city. Organisations like GIVIT and NACRO accept bike donations. You can recycle your bike and even take it to a local bike recycling facility if it can’t be fully repaired. 

For a list of all acceptable items, visit the Brisbane City Council website or download the Brisbane Bin and Recycling app to receive free reminders before your kerbside collection.