Larger recycling bin

By recycling cardboard, glass, firm plastics and metal, it can be easy to have a full recycling bin each fortnight. You can swap to a larger recycling bin to make recycling easier for your home.

Brisbane City Council has waived the $30 establishment fee when you order a larger recycling bin to replace your existing 240-litre recycling bin.

Tenants, owner-occupiers and property investors are all eligible to order a larger recycling bin.

If you have previously ordered a larger recycling bin, you are not able to order a second larger recycling bin for your home.

Larger recycling bins

The larger recycling bins:

  • aim to increase recycling and reduce waste sent to landfill
  • are ideal for households of more than three people
  • are ideal for residents who have an overflowing recycling bin every collection day
  • are ergonomically designed for easy use
  • are 1100 millimetres high, 680 millimetres wide and 870 millimetres deep
  • provide residents with the capacity to recycle additional material.

Ordering a larger recycling bin

Before you order a larger recycling bin, ensure you have enough space:

  • to store the bin
  • on the kerbside to put the bin out for collection.

You can use the bin as soon as it is delivered. Once ordered, leave your 240-litre recycling bin out as if for collection and it will be swapped with your new larger recycling bin.

Unit complexes

Unit and apartment blocks can request a larger bin or bulk recycling bins. Approval is subject to a Council site inspection based on:

  • availability of storage
  • kerb presentation space
  • accessibility for service vehicles, if required.

Body corporates

If your unit complex has a body corporate, they must approve and order the larger recycling bin on behalf of unit property owners or tenants. Body corporates can order larger recycling bins online.

Recycling bin delivery

Once you have lodged your request for a larger recycling bin your request will be completed and processed for delivery. Further advice will be provided regarding delivery arrangements once your order is processed. Place your existing recycling bin on the kerbside, even if it is full and Council will replace your recycling bin with a larger recycling bin. Leave your bin out during this time and let other members of your household and your neighbours know you are replacing your recycling bin, so they don’t mistakenly bring your bin in from the kerb. 

Residents can continue to use their current bin until the replacement arrives. The recycling will be transferred into the new bin and emptied on the next standard day of service. 

Last updated: 8 July 2020
Topics: waste