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.

Revive Festival

Celebrate buying nothing new this October with Revive Festival 2021. This year's event features workshops, activations, and events throughout Buy Nothing New Month. 


Kerbside large item collection service

Council's kerbside large item collection services will return from July 2021 to help residents dispose of large household items. 

Free Native Plants program

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


Resource recovery centres

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

Compost rebate program

Council is making purchasing your organic recycling system easier with our compost rebate program. 


Green waste recycling service

Green waste recycling bins are an easy, affordable way to dispose of green waste. Be prepared for storm season by using your green bin for lawn clippings, prunings and leaves.

Bin collection calendar

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

Treasure Troves 

Council operates two second-hand shops, which sell items donated by Brisbane residents via our resource recovery centres. 

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