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Jump in tip trips sparks call for return of hard-rubbish collections

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Trips to rubbish dumps in at least three south-east Queensland council areas rose sharply during the pandemic, with Brisbane City Council tips handling almost 20 per cent more traffic in 2020 than the year before.

The increase fuelled a call for the return of the city’s kerbside hard-rubbish collection scheme, which was suspended for two years in the most recent budget.

Budget papers show Brisbane’s kerbside collection is due to return in 2022.

Budget papers show Brisbane’s kerbside collection is due to return in 2022.Credit:Ken Irwin

The program, under which suburban streets fill with trash and treasure awaiting collection on a rotating weekly roster throughout the year, has run since 2011.

But the decision by the LNP council in June to put it on hold for two years – saving council $13 million – sparked…



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