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On-demand kerbside collection now active

Daniel Bouwmeester    February 23, 2024    2 min read   
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Images: Ipswich City Council.

Ipswich residents can now book their free annual on-demand large item kerbside collection.

The on-demand service offers every eligible Ipswich household one free collection each year, and is specifically designed to increase the amount of reclaimed materials by more than 50 per cent.

Under the program, free collection will now be available every year, instead of every second year, and the amount and types of waste currently accepted will remain the same.

According to Mayor Teresa Harding, the new scheme is safer, cleaner, and shifts focus from waste disposal to resource recovery, and is a key pillar of Council’s comprehensive Resource Recovery Strategy 2021.

“This is a significant move away from unsightly, dangerous piles of waste left out on our kerbsides,” Mrs Harding, who serves as Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee chair, said.

“I’m proud that our city is moving further away from old waste practices to environmentally friendly, economical recycling practices.”

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Deputy Chairperson Paul Tully said the on-demand service was a smart and exciting change.

“Under the previous biennial model, all collected materials went straight to landfill – an immense waste and not in keeping with council’s progressive efforts to overhaul our waste and resource recovery strategies,” Cr Tully said.

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Images: Ipswich City Council.

“This is an exciting change for Ipswich residents that will help keep our city clean and resource smart well into the future.”

Residents can go online or call directly to book a large two cubic metre bag on the date of their choice.

Contractor Handel Group will deliver the bag straight to the property and then collect it once notified by the householder, within a specified timeframe.

Residents can book at ipswich.qld.gov.au/kerbside or by calling the customer service centre on 3130 0412.

When booking, residents must enter valid credit card information, which will be charged with a fee if terms of the collection are not met.

To stay up-to-date, download the Ipswich Bin app on your smartphone or device or visit ipswich.qld.gov.au/kerbside.

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.