Brisbane City Council is dedicated to cleaning up the litter in our streets and waterways. By using Council's litter bins, you can help make Brisbane a sustainable and green and clean city. Don't be one of Brisbane's least wanted.
Help reduce litter in Brisbane
To help prevent littering:
- use litter bins properly
- teach children not to litter
- stub out cigarettes and put them in the bin
- carry a litterbag in your car
- pack a rubbish-free lunch, with reusable plastic containers
- secure bin lids ready for collection
- take your litter home when visiting parks and gardens
- pick up your rubbish, do not flush it away down gutters and drains where it works its way into the bay
- volunteer for Clean Up Australia Day or join a local environmental group
- talk to your local Councillor about nominating for Brisbane’s spotless suburbs
To help maintain clean streets, Council Officers can issue fines for anyone caught littering. Fines include:
- $220 for general littering
- $440 for dangerous littering
In a recent Brisbane City Council survey approximately 80% of Brisbane residents believed that people who litter should be fined.
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Litter from vehicles
If you observe a person littering from a vehicle, a complaint can be made straight to the Department of the Environment and Heritage Protection.
To report a litter hotspot, contact Council.