Environment and waste

Brisbane City Council's environment and waste minimisation initiatives help keep Brisbane clean, green and sustainable. Learn more about recycling, waste and kerbside collection, free green waste tipping, composting as well as Council's waterway initiatives. Find out about Council's environment centres, including Karawatha Forest and Discovery Centre and Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre. Council's clean, green and sustainable approach resulted in Brisbane named as Australia's Most Sustainable City in 2014 and 2016.

Clean, green, sustainable blog

Council's clean, green and sustainable blog provides useful information and tips for Brisbane residents.   

""Rubbish tips, bins, recycling and waste

Find out about rubbish collections, resource recovery centres, recycling, green waste and waste reduction. You can also report illegal dumping or grab a bargain from Council's tip shops.

""Be clean and green in Brisbane

Find out how Council is making Brisbane a more clean, green and sustainable city, and how you can get involved. 

""Natural environment

Council's green initiatives help protect Bribane's natural environment. Find out about community conservation, bushland reserves and environment centres. sbane. Learn how you can get involved to help protect our creeks and waterways, as well Brisbane's biodiversity. Council also offers gardening advice and workshops to encourage a cleaner and greener city. 


Find out how Council is becoming a water smart city and how you can help protect our waterways. Learn more about installing a raingarden, undertaking water smart actions or how to get involved in one of Council's creek catchment programs.