We’re creating a clean and green Brisbane for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.

Use this page to find out more about rubbish, resource recovery centres and bins, Brisbane's natural environment and how to make your home and community a cleaner and greener place.

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.

Rubbish, tips and bins

Council provides rubbish removal and collection services, including general household rubbish, green waste and recycling.



Kerbside large item collection service

Council's kerbside large item collection services have returned to help residents dispose of large household items. 

Bin collection calendar

Use our bin collection calendar to find the collection day for your address - for general household rubbish, recycling and green waste.


Green waste recycling service

Green waste recycling bins are an easy, affordable way to dispose of green waste.

Resource recovery centres

Council has four resource recovery centres at Chandler, Ferny Grove, Nudgee and Willawong with recycling and waste facilities.

Reducing waste at home

Reducing waste and increasing recycling to create a clean and green Brisbane starts at home. 

Larger recycling bin

You can swap to a larger recycling bin to make recycling easier for your home.

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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Brisbane City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and their unique relationship with their ancestral country. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of Brisbane, and recognise their strength and wisdom.