Reducing waste and increasing recycling to create a clean and green Brisbane starts at home. When your household recycles waste (including green waste) and limits food waste, you help us move toward our goal of reducing domestic waste to landfill to 250 kilograms per person each year.

Find out what you can and can't put in your general waste, recycling, and green bin on our bin items page.

Don't waste it, recycle it

Christmas recycling hacks 

Limit your footprint this Christmas and send less waste to landfill by making sure your household recycling is right with our top Christmas recycling tips.

Order a green waste recycling bin

Green waste recycling bins are an easy and affordable way to dispose of lawn clippings, prunings and leaves. Council has waived the $30 establishment fee.

Top 5 actions to decrease your waste footprint

Find out five easy things you can do to reduce your waste at home and help decrease the amount Brisbane sends to landfill.

The lowdown on recycling labels

Have you ever looked at the triangle symbol with a number (1-7) on plastic containers or bottles and wondered what it all means? Use this blog to better understand recycling labels.

Council resources to make recycling at home easy

Recycling quiz

We can all be better recyclers. Test your recycling knowledge by taking our quick recycling quiz. 


Recycling guide for households

Brisbane's Best Recycling Guide for Households is a pocket guide with detailed information about what you can recycle.

Brisbane bin and recycling app

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

Last updated: 1 December 2021