CONTRACTORS are seeing a rise in the amount of rubbish being left for kerbside collection.

The rise, which contractors loosely put at around 30% up on previous collections, is indicative of the increased amount of gardening, home maintenance, and cleaning being done during Covid-19 restrictions.

Council representatives said the first collection points in the current collection were completed last Wednesday, just three days later than expected.

Stockleigh, Logan Reserve, Tamborine, Cedar Creek, Logan Village, Buccan, Chambers Flat, Yarrabilba and Kairabar have all been collected.

The second phase in Loganlea, Waterford, Waterford West and Park Ridge were due to begin last Monday.

Those areas will be collected over the next couple of weeks before contractors take a two-week break for Easter.

Kerbside collections resume April 12 at Rochedale South, north of Underwood Rd, and Priestdale.

The massive cleanup continues through to the end of June.

All items which are collected during the clean up end up in landfill, although as is often the case, some people are seeing an opportunity to recycle items they deem to be of value.

“It is not unusual … for some items to be removed by people other than the property owner prior to the collection contractor arriving,” a council representative said.

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