Garden rubbish collection is a hot enquiry item right now and our team are working hard as per usual. It looks like Spring (or is it summer?) has come earlier than expected and i’s not looking to be a great combination of heat, wind and drought conditions. This means September a good time to be clearing all garden debris. Not only is this good for garden maintenance to make room for new growth when the rains come, it’s good for storm season and also to reduce your fire risk.
If you’re in Brisbane there are sure to be a few branches down with the recent windy weather. It can be hard to find time on the weekend (especially if you have family commitments) but we can halve the job by doing the garden rubbish dump run for you. So, when you’re finished with all the trimming give our team a call and we’ll finish the cleanup and remove all the garden rubbish with no drama.
You’re probably aware that the Brisbane City Council has a number of waste recycling centres that are used for rubbish removal in Brisbane. These are located at Willawong, Nudgee, Ferny Grove and Chandler. Domestic ‘dump vouchers’ get sent to rate holders and these can be used to cover fee’s for the disposal of waste at the refuse centres.
Recently the council announced a waste levy (paid to the Qld Government) that is affecting local Brisbane rubbish removers. The levy was put in place back in July 2019 to discourage interstate trucks coming across the border to dump rubbish in Queensland. The levy has very little effect on household wheelie bins. It does however impact local rubbish removal companies who now have to absorb the levy of $70 per tonne making a huge impact on business. Whilst we applaud any initiative to recycle more and reduce landfill, the increase is significant (almost double what we have previously paid at the refuse stations) and does have an impact on our business.
Recycling & Waste in Queensland (PDF)
About Queensland’s Waste Levy
If you are like most Brisbane households, removing rubbish is bottom of the list of ‘fun jobs to do on the weekend in Brisbane’. To start with if it’s junk, it needs sorting. Then you have to get through the inevitable discussion around what should go and what shouldn’t be disposed of (is it really junk or is it a project you absolutely will get to before you retire?). We have heard and seen it all I can assure you!
Household junk clear outs are common during the cooler months of Winter. Come spring Australia will be in full garage sale mode so it’s a good time to start getting rid of junk and setting aside any items that can be sold for a few dollars.
Minimalism has had a massive revival thanks to the likes of Marie Kondo and SugarMamma’s $1000 project but not everything can be sold quickly so it’s good to know what will and what won’t sell. Whether you are in Brisbane’s North or Brisbane South or even the Western and Centenary Suburbs, the tips around junk are pretty much the same. Here’s what we know: