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 itemsExcluded items
White goodsVegetation and green waste
Hot water systemsDirt and stones
Mattresses (limit of 2 per property)Bricks and concrete
FurnitureCommercial builders waste
E-wasteCar parts and tyres
Toys, bicycles and sporting goodsGeneral household waste
Tin and scrap iron (up to 2 meters in length)Liquids including paints
SinksHazardous wastes (e.g. chemicals, oil, asbestos)
Wood productsGas 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 **