Kerbside collection kicks off in Condon and Rasmussen
Date published: 12 February 2018
Townsville Waste crews are hitting the streets in Condon and Rasmussen this week for the latest round of kerbside hard waste collections.
The $2.3 million program which launched in late January was a key election commitment by Mayor Jenny Hill.
The new service allows residents to leave up to two cubic metres of hard waste – including white goods, furniture and televisions – out the front of their home for free collection.
Townsville Waste Services Manager Matthew McCarthy reminded residents in Zone 2 that they should already have their hard rubbish out on the kerb ready for collection.
“Our crews will be able to collect most household items such as furniture, TVs, wood products, bikes and pieces of scrap metal,” Mr McCarthy said.
“But green waste, building products, liquids including paints, car parts, tyres, gas bottles, glass, hazardous materials such as asbestos, and items that are too heavy for two people to carry are excluded.”
Mr McCarthy said residents in other areas should make sure they know what zone they are in and stay tuned for updates on collection dates.
“Collections will be happening throughout the year, so as we progress through the city we will notify residents when they should be prepared,” he said.
“It’s important that residents wait until they are notified of a commencement date in their zone to put their hard waste out for collection.”
|Acceptable items||Excluded items|
|White goods||Vegetation and green waste|
|Hot water systems||Dirt and stones|
|Mattresses (limit of 2 per property)||Bricks and concrete|
|Furniture||Commercial builders waste|
|E-waste||Car parts and tyres|
|Toys, bicycles and sporting goods||General household waste|
|Tin and scrap iron (up to 2 meters in length)||Liquids including paints|
|Sinks||Hazardous wastes (e.g. chemicals, oil, asbestos)|
|Wood products||Gas bottles|
|Glass and mirrors|
|Household waste that normally goes into your bins|
|Items that are too heavy for two people to carry|
For more info visit our kerbside collection page.
** Please note this media release relates to February 2018 **