School bin options and recycling service

Use this page to find out about bin options (general waste, recycling, green waste) for Brisbane schools, as well information about Brisbane City Council's school recycling service.

School bin options

General waste

Images and descriptions for general waste bin options for Brisbane schools.
Bin description Bin image
Standard domestic 240 litre wheelie bin
Industrial bin
Size options: 660 litre and 1100 litre
Industrial bin
Size options: 1m³, 2m³, 3m³, 4.5m³


Find out about Council's school recycling service to see if you are eligible to apply for recycling bins for your school.

Images and descriptions for recycling bin options for Brisbane schools.
Bin description Bin image
Standard domestic 240 litre wheelie bin
Larger domestic 340 litre wheelie bin
Industrial recycling bins
Size option: 600 litre, 1100 litre, 3m³

Green waste

Image and description of green waste bins for Brisbane schools.
Bin description Bin image
Standard domestic 240-litre wheelie bin

School recycling service

Brisabne schools that have a waste collection service with Brisbane City Council can apply for the Council school recycling service. The service provides:

  • a free recycling collection service
  • the opportunity for your school to recycle and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Your school can be issued with a 240-litre or 360-litre recycling bin for every waste collection service that you are charged for, or you can receive a bulk bin equivalent (based on volume). Recycling bin sizes range from 240-litre wheelie bins to 4.5-cubic metre bulk bins.

User pays business recycling service

Brisbane schools that don't have a waste collection service with Council can apply online for Council's user pays business recycling service.

A Council officer will assess your application and phone your school to discuss the right bin to suit your needs. An onsite consultation and site inspection may be required before a service is approved.

Recycling signs

Installing signs in your school and setting up recycling hubs will give your staff and students the confidence to dispose of waste and recyclables correctly. Download the printable signs.

Materials that can't go in the comingled recycling bin, including batteries and e-waste, can be taken to any of Council's four resource recovery centres for free.

Download the Brisbane bin and recycling app for an A-Z list of recycling.

More information

For more information, email the Waste Education Officer.

Last updated: 3 June 2022
Topics: school

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