Recycling and reducing waste

Find tips to reuse and recycle your goods to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfill.

Waste reduction goals

Brisbane City Council wants to inspire residents, businesses and industry to play a role in finding solutions to reduce our city's waste.

Find out more about our goal to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in Chapter 5 of  Brisbane. Clean, Green and Sustainable 2017-2031. This chapter outlines Council's waste minimisation goals, actions and achievements.

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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.


Green waste recycling service

Green waste recycling bins are an easy and affordable way to dispose of lawn clippings, prunings and leaves.


Love Food Hate Waste

Council's Love Food Hate Waste campaign is raising awareness about reducing food waste going to Brisbane landfill. 


Compost and organic waste recycling

Find out methods for composting, mulching and reusing your kitchen waste to improve your garden.


Business recycling

Council can help your business recycle more and reduce waste with easy recycling solutions.

Recycling guide for households

Brisbane’s Best Recycling Guide for Households is a pocket guide with detailed information about the benefits of recycling waste.

Recycling at home

Brisbane residents are improving recycling habits at home. Find out what you can and can't recycle.

School recycling

Council offers education programs, recycling bins and teacher resources to help schools minimise waste.

Community composting hubs

Council has partnered with community gardens around Brisbane to help residents reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill and create rich compost for use in the community gardens. Registered participants can donate their food scraps at their local community composting hub.

Reuse, share and upcycle

Council is committed to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill in Brisbane by encouraging reuse, repair, upcycling and sharing as a key opportunity to build a cleaner, greener and more sustainable city.

Waste hierarchy

The waste hierarchy is a list of waste management strategies. It is an internationally recognised approach to reducing waste by extracting the maximum use from products.

Australasian Recycling Label

The Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) is an evidence based standardised system that provides you with easy to understand recycling information for packaging.

Recycling video

Watch Visy's recycling education video on Visy's YouTube channel to learn more about recycling correctly. See how Council diverts products from landfill for recycling at our material recovery facility.