Mount Gravatt Kerbside Collection Day is all set for the 23rd of May. If you believe that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, follow these tips to avoid problems when going ‘treasure hunting’ on kerbside collection day.
For most people, Kerbside Collection Day presents an opportunity to dispose of large, unwanted items; but for others, it’s a chance to hunt down items that can still be given a new lease on life.
At present, Brisbane City Council does not have any laws preventing people from scavenging off other people’s rubbish.
Once an item hits the kerb, it already belongs to Council. Here’s a list of acceptable items for kerbside collection.
Here are a few things to remember if you see something on the kerb that you would like to take.
Have your vehicle ready
You might find a nice dining set that you can still use. Or used appliances that may still work with just a few repairs. This is when a vehicle would be really helpful, since you never know what you’re going to find.
Keep things tidy
Have some courtesy and don’t rummage through a bunch of items as it’s going to make a mess. Remember one important rule in hunting: leave it tidy. Create a neat pile and leave things neater than they were.
Take the Entire Thing
When you find a really nice set of items, a dining set for example, take the whole thing instead of just taking one or two chairs. However, if you do only need one chair, leave the dining set and just look for a solo chair instead.
Don’t break anything
Those items by the kerb may no longer be needed, but that doesn’t give you an excuse to break or make a mess of everything. If you need a certain part of an old laundry tub or a fridge, don’t take it apart to get to the part you need. Instead, just take the whole thing with you and separate its parts in your house.