Kerbside collection begins today

Date published: 25 March 2019

Townsville City Council’s annual kerbside collection is trucking ahead with the first pick-ups beginning today.

Collection crews will be in Pinnacles and Kelso suburbs until April 2 and the collection for Gumlow will begin on April 3.

Rasmussen, Condon, Bohle Plains and Kirwan will commence shortly after.

Townsville Water and Waste Committee Chair Cr Russ Cook said the kerbside collection will run over the next seven months.

“This year, Council has condensed the kerbside collection into a seven-month period and residents are able to put out up to two cubic metres of waste to be collected,” Cr Cook said.

“Residents can find a list of what staff can collect on Council’s website, but we do need to stress that we can’t pick up any demolition or commercial building waste.”

Cr Cook said the kerbside collection follows straight after Council’s flood waste collection finished.

“Council recently finished the flood waste collection that targeted the worst-impacted suburbs following the unprecedented monsoon,” Cr Cook said.

“This will give residents in other areas the chance to remove waste that may have been affected by inundation or the heavy rain.

“We do ask that residents don’t put their waste on the kerb until the week leading up to their collection start date.”

Recyclables and green waste are also free to dispose of at Council’s waste facilities all year round.

For more information, or to find out when your suburbs collection date is, visit the Kerbside collection webpage.