Kerbside Collection: When Will Pick-Up Resume in Kenmore & Surrounding Suburbs?

After more than a year’s hiatus, kerbside collection service will be restarting in July 2021. Here’s what residents of Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Brookfield, Pullenvale and Fig Tree Pocket can expect.

After releasing the budget for the 2021-2022 financial year, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner confirmed that kerbside collection will be back one year earlier than planned. 

In April 2020, Mr Schrinner suspended the operations for at least two years, or until July 2022, to direct the service’s expenses to Council’s other initiatives. Despite the unpopular decision, Council used the funds to help struggling small businesses and community groups as a result of the pandemic lockdowns. 

“We will start with the suburbs where it was paused…we’ll go back there and then start again in the normal way,” Mr Schinner said in announcing the service’s return.

Here’s the updated kerbside collection schedules for the following suburbs:

Kenmore Hills
26 July 2021
Fig Tree Pocket
02 Aug 2021
* Schedules are updated continuously as needed.

Prior to the updates, some residents informed Pullenvale Ward Councillor Greg Adermann that Kenmore, Kenmore Hills and Brookfield should be among the first suburbs to restart the service after they saw Council’s page showing a different date.

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“[Kerbside collection] was paused on 3rd of April 2020, not May,” said a local, Ben Ponting, on Mr Adermann’s Facebook page. “Brookfield, Chapel Hill, Kenmore and Kenmore Hills were due to start 27th April 2020.” 

“Kenmore was supposed to have their kerbside collection in April 2020 yet the new schedule says Kenmore is only getting kerbside collection in June 2022,” Melinda Waldeck said. “Since kerbside collection was paused in March 2020, if the statement about the starting in July with the suburbs where it was paused is correct then Kenmore should be scheduled to have kerbside collection in August 2021. Kenmore’s last kerbside collection was April 2019, so if we aren’t scheduled until June 2022 it will be over 3 years between collections!” 

Cr Adermann was quick to reassure concerned locals and updated them about the situation.

“After receiving a large number of enquiries from local residents, I made enquiries which confirmed that the scheduled services to these areas were postponed just before they were due in April 2020, meaning they should have been among the first to receive a collection upon the resumption of kerbside collection,” he pointed out.

“To Council’s credit, they acknowledged this oversight and today agreed to my request to amend the collection schedule … Council’s website has been amended to reflect these changes,” he added.

Meanwhile, Brisbane residents are encouraged to check the list of items that are acceptable and not acceptable for kerbside collection so that nothing will be left behind by their kerb. Uncollected and improper disposal of household wastes could lead to an illegal dumping fine. 

Kenmore, Brookfield, Pullenvale Kerbside Collection Coming Up : Tips For Movers & Crawlers

The next few days will be busy for Kenmore, Pullenvale and Brookfield residents, as kerbside collection day draws near. With the 8th of May just a few days away, Brookfield and Pullenvale residents should by now be on the homestretch of sorting, packing and deciding what to throw away. For Kenmore residents, the 15th of May is collection day.  All unwanted items by the kerb a weekend before the kerbside collection date.

For crawlers, as the day of reckoning for these suburbs draws near, now would be a good time to check the kerbsides for some potentially great finds.

Start Packing NOW

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Starting now and packing little by little before the kerbside collection date will be far less stressful than trying to do everything in one day.




Save Up on Boxes

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Why don’t you head on over to a local store and ask if you can get some of their boxes? Plus points if you’re a regular… or maybe, you just know the owner.





When in Doubt, Kerb It Is!


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If you’re doubtful if you should put an item out by the kerb, then most probably, you should. If you have not used it for ages, and it’s just gathering dust in your house, you should probably get rid of it.


Keep It Tidy

Pile your items out neatly! Just because it’s going to get picked up doesn’t mean it has to be such a mess. Pile up boxes neatly, put trash/plastic bags together, and for heavy items, organise them in a way that scavengers and the collectors wouldn’t have a hard time getting an item.

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There’s a Pile Limit!

Before you make a mountain out of your stuff, remember that there’s a pile limit. The Brisbane City Council will not collect piles larger than two cubic meters. So ease up on the items!

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Acceptable and Non-Acceptable Items

BCC will also not collect unacceptable items. Check out the list here to find out what items you can and cannot put by the kerb.

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A week before the Kerbside collection date, scavengers will also be roaming around the streets, looking for items that they might find useful. If you’re planning on doing this, mind your manners.

Some tips for scavengers:

Have a Vehicle Ready

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You might find some huge items that you can use or even if you’re only getting small items, it is best to have a vehicle ready to make the whole scavenging process so much easier.




Don’t Mess It Up

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Make sure that you leave the pile tidy once you’re done with it. Don’t just rummage through it and leave it once you get what you need. Have some courtesy.



Never Break Anything

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Be careful when going through other people’s trash. Those items may be unwanted, but that doesn’t give you the right to break them up, or make a mess on the kerb. Handle the items with care.



Whether you’re putting stuff out for kerbside collection or you’re simply on the hunt for kerbside items, observe proper behaviour. Proper manners during this time will definitely go a long way.