Kerbside Collection in Morningside: Time to De-clutter, Recycle, or Donate

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Heads up, Morningside peeps! Kerbside Collection is coming to Morningside on Monday, the 30th of October. It’s the perfect time to get rid of those big pieces of furniture and appliances or those clutters waiting for disposal. However, there are items that could be given a second lease on life. You may have clutter that can still be useful when recycled or donated.

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Be prepared! Organise your clutter early and sort them out. Do note that there is a list of acceptable and unacceptable items. For the items that you want to take out, Brisbane City Council recommends that all items should be taken out this weekend. Just make sure that you follow the limit. The Council will only collect piles that are not larger than two cubic metres, or the equivalent of a small box trailer load to cater to the whole neighbourhood.


If you happen to have unacceptable items or items that you think are usable, don’t take these items out on the kerb. There are other places where you can bring these items.

 

Visit the Resource Recovery Centres to Recycle.

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The Resource Recovery Centres is open for both recyclable and green or general waste. There are four recovery centres in Brisbane located in Willawong, Chandler, Ferny Grove, and Nudgee, that were recently upgraded to further help in reducing waste to landfill by making recycling easier and faster.


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Do note that the centres are open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. every day, including Christmas and other holidays. Vehicles that are under 4.5 tonnes Combined Gross Vehicle Mass (CGVM) can use the drive-through recycling area for free, whilst vehicles above the limit can still use the service with fees applied.

The Resource Recovery Centres turn over all of the recyclable items that they collected to the tip shops in Acacia Ridge and Geebung. It’s the tip shops’ job to rethink and recycle the items that were turned over into something beautiful and useful. The shops stocks household furnishings, collectables, books, toys, and sporting equipments.

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These tip shops are operated by Endeavour Foundation, one of the largest non-government organisations with a goal to help people with disabilities. All of the proceeds are reinvested back into fulfilling the foundation’s goal.

Don’t hesitate to visit the tip shops on Saturdays and Sundays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Donate usable items to the charities.

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If you have items that are usable with minimal or no damage at all, save these items from getting dumped and donate. According to the February 2017 NAB Charitable Giving Index, total charitable giving fell in Queensland by 2.5% over the year course since February 2016. This has made Queensland the lowest of all the states in terms of total donations.

There are charities where you can donate these items. The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc. (NACRO) is the peak organisation that holds several charities all over Australia, including Endeavour Foundation. NACRO’s assistance includes home visitations, refugee assistance, hospital and health services, aged care services, and other programs that will give benefits to the society.

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If you don’t have time to visit the charities, you can try to “GIVIT”. GIVIT is a national non-profit virtual organisation that supports all agencies, services, and charities in Australia in storing, sorting out, and distributing donations.

Donating to GIVIT is easy. Just check out their list of items that are needed by other people and charities or pledge your own items into the virtual warehouse through registration of every item on the website. There are also items that are prohibited to pledge.

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Save people in need the trouble of rummaging piles. Recycle and donate more.