We’re creating a clean and green Brisbane for residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come.

Find out more about Brisbane City Council's sustainability targets and commitments, stunning parklands and public greenspaces, waste and recycling services, and how to make your home and community cleaner and greener.

Help make a clean and green Brisbane

Check out our popular clean and green web content and find out how we can all play our part to make sure our homes, backyards and, of course, Brisbane stay clean, green and beautiful.

Save food from waste

Using up food before it spoils can be challenging. Busy lives often lead to leftovers, half-eaten meals, and rotten food. To reduce waste, we've put together some tips for using up items effectively.

Rubbish collections

Council has general household rubbish, recycling, green waste and kerbside collections. Find out about bin collection in your suburb, rubbish trucks and kerbside collection.


Kerbside large item collection service

Council's kerbside large item collection service helps residents dispose of large household items.

Resource recovery centres

Council has 4 resource recovery centres at Chandler, Ferny Grove, Nudgee and Willawong. Learn how to use the centres and how they can help you recycle more.

Food waste recycling service

Council's food waste recycling service has expanded to include over 12,000 Brisbane households in selected areas.

Free native plants

Council’s Free Native Plants program offers a range of plants to enable the community to cultivate a greener and more sustainable Brisbane. 


Street and park trees

Find out about how Council is protecting, planting and maintaining street and park trees.

Brisbane bin and recycling app

Council's Brisbane Bin and Recycling app helps you stay up to date with bin collection days and learn how to recycle waste more effectively.

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Using things up before they go off can be difficult. Busy lives can result in a lot of leftovers, half eaten meals and rotten food.  To help mitigate waste, here are some ideas for using up items.

Prevention is one of the best ways to stop good food going to waste. Let’s look at how you can effectively store commonly wasted food items to reduce the amount being thrown out. 

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Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.