Rubbish, tips and bins

Brisbane City Council provides rubbish removal and collection services, including general household rubbish, green waste, recycling and kerbside collections. Find out about these services, as well as our waste and recycling facilities. Learn how to reduce waste and litter, dispose of hazardous waste and how to lodge an illegal dumping complaint.

Dead animal collection

Phone Council on 07 3403 8888 to request the collection of a dead animal. Dead animals are scanned for a microchip at point of collection from the road or footpath. Council will contact the owner if the animal is microchipped.

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Rubbish collections

Council has general household rubbish, recycling, green waste and kerbside collections. Find out about bin collection in your suburb (including bin collection calendar), rubbish trucks and kerbside collection.

Rubbish bins

Find out about Council's recycling services and how to order bins for new houses and get damaged bins repaired or replaced. Learn what you can put in your bins and how to order a larger or additional recycling bin. 

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Waste and recycling facilities

Council operates four resource recovery centres, tip shops and a landfill site to manage the waste and recycling needs of the city.

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Household hazardous waste

Find out how you can safely dispose of hazardous household waste and where you can locate Council's resource recovery centres.

Recycling and reducing waste

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

 

Illegal dumping

What is illegal dumping and how can you report it? Find out about fines and prosecution for illegal dumping.

Reducing litter

Council is dedicated to keeping our streets, public spaces and waterways litter-free. Find out how you can contribute to a litter-free city.

Asbestos

Asbestos is a type of building material used in the building industry between the 1940s and late 1980s. Only a licensed contractor can remove or break products with asbestos.

Good Neighbour Clean-up Scheme

The Good Neighbour Clean-up Scheme is a Council initiative that provides a voluntary refuse transport service for residents who are over 60 years of age or are mobility impaired.

Compact fluorescent lighting

Find out about compact fluorescent lighting including breakage, disposal and recycling.

Waste utility charges

Council provides a wide range of waste management activities, including general waste service provision (collection and disposal), street sweeping, litter collection, cleansing parks and footpaths, education programs and the provision of waste management facilities.