Kerbside Collection Time for Fortitude Valley: Ways to Kickstart Your Waste Reduction Goals

Brisbane City Council’s Kerbside Collection Day is coming to Fortitude Valley on Monday, 21 January 2019. If one of your goals for this year is to be kinder to the environment, there are several ways for you to up your reduce, reuse, and recycle game.

As part of their promise to make Brisbane clean, green, and sustainable, BCC had lots of ways to encourage residents to recycle and reduce waste.

Recycling at Home

If you are a fan of the trending KonMari method of tidying up, you would probably end up with a pile of things to discard.

Rather than tossing out old clothes to the bin, you can donate them instead to the following organisations in Fortitude Valley:

Suited to Success

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This organisation mainly accept work appropriate or casual clothing donations. Suited to Success helps people on their journey towards career and personal development. As part of their program, they provide interview and job appropriate styling sessions to those in need.

You can donate your clothing to them from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from Monday – Friday and from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. every last Saturday of each month. Visit their website or call 3216 1969 for further information.

Location: 47 Anderson Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006.

Vinnies Fortitude Valley

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St Vincent de Paul Society is also accepting clothes donation. Their donation rule is “if you’d give it to a friend, then it’s ok to give to Vinnies”. Apart from men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, they are also accepting homewares, kids toys, books, CDs, and DVDs.

Vinnies Fortitude Valley is open from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday and from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Check out their website or call Vinnies Fortitude Valley on 3252 9856 to learn more.

Location:  210 Brunswick Street (Corner Brunswick & Alfred Streets), Fortitude Valley

Hosting a Garage Sale

Alternatively, you can set up your own garage sale and turn your pre-loved items into cash. This ‘Get Garage Sale Ready’ guide can help you prepare for a successful garage sale on your own yard.

Council’s Recycling Guide for Households

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BCC made it even simpler for households to recycle through the ‘Brisbane’s Best Recycling Guide for Households’. This pocket guide shares the benefits of recycling and  provides the following:

  • the easiest ways to collect recyclables from your house
  • what can and cannot go in Council’s recycling wheelie bin
  • answers to frequently asked questions
  • information on sorting recyclables
  • answers to recycling myth
  • guidance on how to recycle items not accepted in Council’s kerbside collection (includes reusable household goods, scrap metals and garden waste).

You can download the Brisbane’s Best Recycling Guide for Households on a pdf or word format.

These are just some of the ways on how you can recycle at home. Start your year right by get your recycling game on for 2019 and do your share in caring for the environment.