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

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.

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.

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.

Top 10 recycling tips

You can recycle a lot more than you think using our top 10 recycling tips!

Council resources to make recycling at home easy

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Recycling guide for households

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

Recycling quiz

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

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.

Give recycling your best shot - videos

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Man throws empty plastic juice bottle into recycling bin, woman gardening throws palm frond in green waste recycling bin, child closes empty pizza box and throws the cardboard box into the recycling bin, woman throws empty milk bottle into recycling bin and man throws paper aeroplane into recycling bin.

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Supporting information - video

Woman gardening throws palm frond in green waste recycling bin, man and child take recycling bin and rubbish bin down the driveway to place for collection.  

15-second advertisement (recycling bin)

Supporting information - video

Woman throws empty milk bottle into recycling bin, child closes empty pizza box and throws the cardboard box into the recycling bin, man and child take recycling bin and rubbish bin down the driveway to place for collection.  

Last updated: 27 May 2022

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