Reducing waste at home
Reducing waste and increasing recycling to create a clean and green Brisbane starts at home.
When your household prevents food waste and recycles household waste (including green waste), you save money and contribute towards our shared goal of reducing waste to landfill to 250 kilograms per resident each year (which equates to about 685 grams per resident each day - about the weight of a can of beans). It's all about minimising the amount of waste we put in our general waste bins.
Find out what you can and can't put in your recycling, green waste and general waste bin on our bin items page.
Be waste smart
Do I need this?
How can I reduce waste?
How can I reuse or upcycle this?
How can I recycle this?
Council services and resources to prevent, reuse and recycle waste at home
Be part of our recycling story
order your green waste bin today!
Reducing household food waste
Council's Love Food Hate Waste program aims to reduce the volume of food waste going to landfill each year.
Types of household waste
Learn how to prevent waste and how to reuse and recycle household items to prevent waste to landfill.
Give recycling your best shot
The lowdown on recycling labels
Use this blog to better understand recycling labels.
Top 10 recycling tips
You can recycle a lot more than you think using our top 10 recycling tips!
Paper and cardboard recycling
Five top tips to become a better paper and cardboard recycler.
Top 5 actions to decrease your waste footprint
Five easy things you can do to reduce your waste at home and decrease waste to landfill.