Waste services and clean up – February 2022 severe weather event

Brisbane City Council is helping support Brisbane residents to clean up and safely dispose of household flood-related waste. Residents can access services for free, including free resource recovery trips, food waste drop-off, and kerbside collection.

Resource recovery centres

All resource recovery centers are open and accessible to the public. Residents and businesses can take flood and rain damaged goods (as a result of river, creek, overland flow flooding and rain) to their closest resource recovery centers free of charge. Free visits include commercial customers with commercial or residential flood waste, as well as residents with flood waste. Normal charges apply for commercial and residential customers with non-flood related waste.

Extended operating hours are in place for Willwong and Nudgee Resource Recovery Centers to assist with flood waste-related items drop off. These centers will be open from 6.30am-9pm daily. These centers are experiencing significant demand and patience is requested as we help our city recover.

This table includes resource recovery center information post-February 2022 severe weather event.

Location Opening hours Vehicle sizes accepted
Chandler 6.30am-5.45pm Under 2 x axles and less than 4.5 tonnes CGVM
Ferny Grove 6.30am-5.45pm Under 2 x axles and less than 4.5 tonnes CGVM
nudge 6.30am-9pm Any vehicle
Willawong 6.30am-9pm Any vehicle

To allow us to process the high volume of waste being dropped off at our sites, we are currently working on a 24/7 basis. We apologise, in advance, to residents who may experience noise or traffic throughout this period. Note – you can only visit our site during the public opening hours in the above table.

Vehicle limits at resource recovery centres

Ferny Grove and Chandler Resource Recovery Centers can only receive vehicles with a combined gross vehicle mass (CGVM) under 4.5 tonnes. Weight is measured via the weighbridge upon entering the resource recovery centre. For vehicles with a CGVM over 4.5 tonnes, please visit our Willawong or Nudgee Resource Recovery Centers only.

Please note trucks over two axles in size cannot be accepted at Chandler and Ferny Grove resource recovery centers due to access constraints.

Disposal of sandbags

Sandbags should not be put out for kerbside collection or taken to a resource recovery centre. You can:

  • store unused sandbags for later use
  • dispose of the sand as topsoil in grassed or garden area and put the empty bag in your regular waste bin for collection.

Household hazardous waste disposal

It is important to dispose of hazardous waste safely. This can include bleach, garden and pool chemicals, and cleaning solvents purchased from supermarkets and hardware stores.

Council has created safe disposal sites at our Nudgee and Willawong Resource Recovery Centers and requests that all hazardous items be taken to these sites.

Flood-affected kerbside collection service

The kerbside large item collection service regular scheduled calendar has ended as Council prioritises postponed flood and rain damaged goods as a result of river, creek and overland flow flooding and rain.

A special flood-affected kerbside collection will begin on Wednesday 2 March 2022. Households can leave material on the footpath for Council contractors to remove. This kerbside service will commence in areas that experienced creek flooding before moving into areas impacted by the Brisbane River.

  • albion
  • Archerfield
  • Ashgrove
  • Auchenflower
  • banyo
  • Belmont
  • Bowen Hills
  • Bulimba
  • Carindale
  • Chandler
  • Eagle Farm
  • Eight Mile Plains
  • Graceville
  • herston
  • Jindalee
  • Rochedale
  • Rocklea
  • St Lucia
  • Sunny bank
  • Sunny Bank Hills
  • Tennyson
  • tingalpa
  • Upper Mount Gravatt
  • West End
  • Wishart

Waste services

All general waste, recycling and green waste services that were mised on Monday 28 February are scheduled to be collected on their next scheduled collection day. Residents can also access temporary orange and red-top bins, specifically for food waste only, which have been placed at several locations across Brisbane.

Affected residents from missed services on Monday 28 February can also take their general waste, recycling and green waste to their nearest resource recovery centre, free of charge.

Due to the ongoing access issues, residents in Bennett Road, Ashgrove who had a missed service on Monday 28 February will be serviced on Tuesday 8 March (instead of Monday 7 March). Note – unfortunately, this Tuesday’s collection in Bennett Road will only be for general waste and no recycling collection will take place.

Suburban food waste drop zones

Emergency food waste bins will be strategically placed across affected areas of Brisbane from Wednesday 2 March 2022.

The temporary orange and red top bins will accept any spoiled food from households impacted by the flood and loss of power.

Food waste bins will be pods of 360-liter bins and will be signed to indicate ‘food waste only’ drop off. They will be monitored and collected by Council contractors on a daily basis.

Locations may change based on accessibility and frequency of use and their purpose is for emergency food waste only.

Note – bins are being installed from 2 March and all bins will be in place by the close of business on 4 March 2022.

  • Acacia Ridge-Mortimer Road
  • Albion – Beaumont Street, Fox Street, Sandgate Road
  • Annerley-Arnwood Place
  • Archerfield-Amaroo Street
  • Ashgrove – Lansbury Parade, London Street, Royal Parade
  • Balmoral – 91 Lytton Road, Tugulawa Street
  • Bardon – Baroona Road (no through road section), Lorward Avenue, Fletchers Parade, Norman Buchan Park
  • Belmont-Meadowlands Road
  • Brisbane City – corner of Margaret Street and Mary Street
  • Brookfield – Brookfield Road (Brookfield Recreation Reserve), Moggill Road (Rafting Ground Reserve)
  • Camp Hill – Boundary Road
  • Cannon Hill – 898 Wynnum Road, 18 Lang Street
  • Carina – Narracott Street, Preston Road, Stanley Road
  • Chelmer-Queenscroft Street
  • Chermside-Murphy Road
  • Chermside West – Maundrell Terrace
  • Clayfield – Widdop Street (Aviation SHS)
  • Coorparoo – Jackson Street, Jellicoe Street, corner of Main Avenue and Tenth Avenue, corner of Robinson Street and Burke Street
  • Deagon-Board Street, Hickson Road
  • Dutton Park – TJ Doyle Memorial Park Drive
  • East Brisbane – Heath Street, Burlington Street
  • Everton Park – Pullen Road
  • Graceville – Graceville Memorial Park carpark (off Oxley Road)
  • Greenslopes – Barnsdale Place (Annerley Recreation Club car park), 131A Ridge Street
  • Hawthorne-Park Street
  • Hendra-McIntyre Street
  • Herston-Clyde Road
  • Indooroopilly – corner of Indooroopilly Road and Lambert Road, Meiers Road, Russell Terrace
  • Jamboree Heights-Beanland Street
  • Jindalee – Amazons Place, Mt Ommaney Drive (Jindalee Boat Ramp)
  • Kangaroo Point – River Terrace
  • Karana Downs – Carrigal Drive (Kookaburra Park)
  • Kenmore-Gem Road
  • Kenmore Hills – Bielby Road, Brookfield Road
  • Keperra-Lesina Street
  • Kuraby – 1498 Beenleigh Road
  • McDowall – Pleshette Place and Rode Road
  • Milton – Baroona Road (Milton Village, IGA)
  • Mitchelton – Blackwood Street, Prospect Road
  • Moggill – corner of Moggill Road and Mercury Street
  • Moorooka – Carrey Avenue, Vendale Avenue
  • Morningside – Jean Howie Drive, Col Gardner Drive, 191 Richmond Road
  • Mt Crosby – Banksia Drive
  • Murarrie – 1182 Wynnum Road
  • New Farm – corner of Alford Street and Welsby Street, corner of Alford Street and Sydney Street, Villiers Street
  • Newmarket-Edmonstone Street
  • Newstead – Ross Street (Mercedes Centre)
  • Norman Park – Norman Avenue (opposite Moreton Street and also into Scott Street)
  • Nudgee-Earnshaw Road
  • Nudgee Beach – Fortitude Street
  • Nundah – Hedley Avenue, Primrose Lane
  • Oxley – Avalon Street, Ellen Street, Englefield Road, Mabel Street
  • Pinjarra Hills – Mogill Rd
  • Pinkenba-McBride Street
  • Red Hill – Lower Clifton Terrace
  • Seven Hills – Ferguson Road
  • Sherwood-Jolimont Street
  • St Lucia – Miter Street, Sandford Street
  • Sunny Bank – Woff Street
  • Taringa-Heroes Avenue
  • The Gap – Bennett Road
  • Tingalpa – 1555 Wynnum Road
  • Toowong – Mt Coot-tha Road, Scenic Drive, Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Pictavia Street
  • Wakerley – 880 Manly Road
  • West End – Duncan Street (corner Ferry Street and Kurilpa Street), Montague Road (outside Aldi)
  • Wilston-Edmonstone Street
  • Windsor – Blackmore Street, Grafton Street, Green Terrace, Swan Terrace
  • Woolloongabba-Harrogate Street
  • Wynnum – Buderim Street, Colina Street
  • Wynnum West – Wynnum North Road, Kianawah Road
  • Yeronga – Frederick Street, School Road

Other waste services

Am supply and repair

Delivery of new bins to those who require them will be prioritized to ensure residents have somewhere to dispose of their rubbish, with repair requests following (if time permits). Report a missing bin.

Food waste recycling service pilot

The food waste recycling service pilot is proceeding as planned.

Community composting hubs

Council’s community composting hubs are closed.

Residents are advised to stay home where possible and not to walk or drive through floodwater.

Treasure Troves

The Geebung and Acacia Ridge Treasure Troves will be open as normal for business on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March 2022.

Dead animal collection

Phone Council on 07 3403 8888 or email Waste to report a dead animal and request collection.

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