A petition calling on the Lord Mayor to reinstate Kerbside Collection across Brisbane has closed, gaining 5,436 signatures.

The huge response was received in just over a month after Deputy Opposition Leader Kara Cook posted the petition online.

“Residents condemn the Lord Mayor for cancelling Kerbside Collection,” Cr Cook said.

“It’s a service that’s relied upon by thousands, especially those who may find it difficult to get to a tip or lift heavy unwanted items.”

Kerbside Collection was initially paused in April 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the lockdown.

Weeks later the Lord Mayor cancelled the service altogether for two years.

The decision was met with a wave of anger from residents.

“BCC cancelled the very popular roadside waste collection because of budgetary restraints, but kept the unpopular junk mail propaganda,” one local commented online.

“As a disabled pensioner I need to get assistance to get it to the kerb, let alone into a vehicle,” another wrote.

“Yet another short-sighted decision by the LNP, when will they learn,” said another resident.

Items ready for Kerbside Collection in Clayfield

For residents in 56 Brisbane suburbs, the cancellation came before their turn for Kerbside Collection in the 2019/20 financial year.

It means they’ll miss out on Kerbside Collection for three years in a row, even though they’ve already paid for the service in their rates.

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