The Schrinner Council has kicked off another year of the free kerbside collection service .

Collection weeks and suburbs for the free annual service now outlined on the Brisbane City Council website.

The annual calendar helps residents plan ahead for the free kerbside collection and reduce unnecessary trips to the tip.

Residents are encouraged to consider alternatives for their unwanted goods, including donating items to friends, family, or charity shops, or recycling them at one of Council’s four resource recovery centres in Nudgee, Willawong, Ferny Grove and Chandler.

Donated items that can be resold may be taken to Council’s Treasure Troves in Acacia Ridge and Geebung, so residents can shop pre-loved items at a fraction of the cost.

The initiative is one of the many other ways Council is tackling waste, including dropping the price of owning a green garden waste bin to less than $1 a week and introducing $100 and $200 rebates for composting equipment at home.

Accepted items include:

  • bath and laundry tubs
  • bicycles and sporting equipment
  • carpet and rugs
  • electronic waste (e.g. televisions and computers)
  • furniture and white goods (e.g. fridges and stoves)
  • mattresses
  • small household appliances (e.g. fans and toasters)
  • wood products less than 1.5 metres

Unacceptable items include:

  • batteries of any kind (including car, rechargeable and lithium batteries)
  • bean bags (including the polystyrene bean filling)
  • bricks and concrete
  • car parts and tyres
  • commercial builders waste (e.g. equipment and tools)
  • dirt and stones
  • garden waste (e.g. hoses, rakes, potted plants)
  • gas bottles
  • general household waste (e.g. food scraps) that normally goes into your household bin
  • glass and mirrors
  • hazardous wastes (e.g. chemicals, oil, asbestos)
  • lino and fibro sheeting (potentially contains asbestos)
  • liquids (e.g. paint)