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

Top 10 recycling tips

You can help contribute to more than 80,000 tonnes of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metal recycled in Brisbane every year.

Green waste recycling

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

Recycling at home

Find out what happens to your recycling once it's collected from your kerbside and how you can improve your recycling habits at home.

Putting the right thing in the right bin

Read our easy guide to make recycling easy in every room of your house.

Council resources to make recycling at home easy

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.

Recycling quiz

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

Last updated: 7 September 2021