Recycling support for business

Save with Brisbane City Council's free and easy business recycling solutions which can help you improve the way you manage waste and resources in your business.

Get expert advice and gain insights into the day-to-day activities in your business with our Business Waste Assessment Tool. You can also access other useful resources to help your business become more sustainable.

By improving the way your business manages resources, you can gain a competitive edge, achieve efficiencies, save business costs and align your business with our shared vision for a clean, green and sustainable city.

Reusable Cup Campaign

The Reusable Cup Campaign is a Council initiative to help reduce the number of takeaway cups used at participating businesses by encouraging residents to use reusable takeaway cups. Read more about this initiative.

Sign up for our four-week Business Recycling Challenge

Sign up for our four week Business Recycling Challenge and get free:

  • expert business recycling advice
  • access to online tools and resources
  • ongoing support for your business
  • recognition for your business for its commitment to recycling.

What you need to do to register 

The first step is to complete our free online Business Waste Assessment Tool (BWAT). This will take you a few minutes and will ask you a few simple questions about your current waste services. BWAT will help you measure how much rubbish is being generated by your business and develop a customised waste management plan. This free online tool is designed to help small-to-medium scale businesses understand what is needed to improve or implement recycling.

While completing the BWAT tool, your business will be given the option to join Council's four week Business Recycling Challenge to guide you towards more sustainable waste and recycling practices.

How the challenge can help your business

All businesses that sign up for the challenge will receive free expert advice via phone or email, educational material, signage and stickers and other online resources.

During the challenge, we encourage your business to record your results and measure the impact of your changes.

Our Business Recycling Officer is there to support you achieve your goals through the challenge and beyond.

Be one of the first 300 to register and receive a free onsite consultation.

The first 300 businesses to sign up for the Business Recycling Challenge will also receive a free onsite consultation with the Business Recycling Officer. During this optional onsite consultation, our business recycling expert will audit your rubbish and recycling systems and tailor a waste minimisation program around your specific business needs.

Free resources for business recycling

Use our free business recycling resources, including signs, fact sheets and an action plan to help get you started.

More information

Council also offers recycling bin collections for businesses as a user-pays service.

Read about Council's business recycling bin collection service or ask our Business Recycling Officer for more information once you sign up for the four-week challenge. 

For other business recycling enquiries, email Council's Business Recycling Officer.

Last updated:29 April 2019
Topics: waste