Heads Up, Kedron! Kerbside Collection Is Back


Heads up, Kedron residents! Kerbside collection has resumed after a year off. If you want to get rid of your spring cleaning clutter, here are some things to remember about what may or may not be left on the kerb.

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Kedron is up for kerbside collection on 8 November 2021. When preparing items for collection, do bear in mind that Brisbane City Council has a list of acceptable items for kerbside collection. Council will not collect unacceptable items placed on the kerb. 

Illegal dumping fines may apply if unacceptable material is not removed within seven days of the notified collection period. Take a look at the table below for the list of acceptable and unacceptable items for kerbside collection.

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What To Do with Unacceptable Items

Hazardous wastes, car parts and tyres, as well as bricks and concrete are just among the items normally not accepted by BCC for collection. But what if you have these kinds of waste? Here are some places in Brisbane where you can bring them:

Bricks and concrete

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BCC encourages locals to contact a private landfill, concrete-crushing facility, or other disposal outlets that accept these products. For those living in Kedron, here is a list of businesses offering concrete-grinding services nearby.  

Hazardous waste

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Brisbane’s resource recovery centres accept items such as batteries (household and lead acid batteries); empty gas bottles (a maximum of six bottles of up to nine kilograms); electronic waste; and fluorescent light bulbs and tubes.

Chemical waste, on the other hand, should be handled with great care. Recycling Near You, Australia’s largest recycling and reuse information hub, has a directory of recyclers where you can bring chemical waste in Brisbane. Likewise, asbestos should be taken care of by a licensed asbestos removal contractor because council waste collection transfer stations no longer accept them. 

Upcycle and Reuse

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Other than turning them over to recycling centres, you can also upcycle and reuse some unacceptable items. Broken glass, for instance, can be used for creating garden art or decorative planters. You can hot-glue the broken pieces of glass onto your planters. 

In fact, Council runs regular reuse and upcycle workshops and demonstrations to help you learn new skills and get you started. You can visit BCC’s website to stay updated on upcoming events about reusing, sharing, and upcycling.