The last kerbside BULK collection was conducted by Livingstone Shire Council after Cyclone Marcia in 2015 - this was due to a declared Natural Disaster.
Previous to this, the last kerbside BULK collection was conducted in 2007. The participation rates were very low and cost of the service was quite high. This type of service is labour intensive and requires considerable manual handling which provides some real safety risks to workers.
How can you dispose of unwanted items?
There is free disposal of recyclables, metal items, batteries and oil at Council's Waste Transfer stations and Yeppoon Landfill
The Yeppoon Recycle Market is located at the Yeppoon Landfill which takes unwanted goods (in good order and as confirmed for sale by Council's Gatehouse Contractor) for residents who are 'decluttering' their homes
Donating to charities is always an option - e.g St Vincent de Paul and Salvation Army
Sell your items on Facebook or eBay - this is a simple way to sell something, list it, upload some pictures and away you go converting your unwanted goods into cash
Have you thought of re-purposing an item - an old toilet can become a plant holder and looks great in the garden!