Brisbane City Council is dedicated to cleaning up the litter in our streets, public spaces and waterways. By using Council's litter bins, you can help make Brisbane a sustainable and green and clean city.
We all have a role to play in making Brisbane clean, green and litter-free.
The combined efforts of residents and community groups who work alongside Council to keep our city clean have already helped us to achieve a 50% reduction in on-ground litter across the Central Business District (CBD) and Fortitude Valley since 2009.
The Brisbane Cleanup Project organises regular cleanups in Brisbane. Join their next cleanup or suggest a site by liking them on facebook.
Clean Up Australia is well-known for organising Clean Up Australia Day each year, when individuals and community groups register and remove rubbish in their local areas. You can find out more or register for Clean Up Australia events.
The Habitat Brisbane program helps community groups restore natural habitats in parks, remnant bushland, wetlands and along waterways. Find your local Habitat Brisbane group to join today.
Healthy Waterways is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that works with members from government, industry and the community to protect and improve South East Queensland's waterways. The Healthy Waterways cleanup crew removes more than 250,000 items of litter from our waterways each year.
KQB's programs motivate people to enhance the quality of their local environment through personal initiative and community action programs, such as Adopt-a-Spot, Tidy Towns and Clean Beaches accreditation and awards. Learn more about volunteering or donating to KQB.
QYEC is an independent youth-led committee of 12-25 year olds, providing advice on key environmental issues to the Queensland Government and Keep Queensland Beautiful (secretariat). Find out more about the Queensland Youth Environment Council.
Littering and illegal dumping may attract on the spot fines between $227 and $1821, so ensure you dispose of your rubbish responsibly. To help maintain clean streets, Council Officers can issue fines for anyone caught littering. Fines include:
In a recent Brisbane City Council survey, approximately 80% of Brisbane residents believed that people who litter should be fined. We also know that 94% of residents believe Council is working with the community to reduce litter and keep Brisbane clean and green.