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 solution 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.

Find what you need


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. 


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.

Recreate Fashion Show and Twilight Market

This recycling-themed twilight market and couture fashion show featured handmade designs by local designers.

Recycling Art Competition

The Salvage Recycling Art Competition explores the creative potential in reusing and recycling household items and furniture. 

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 some of the key strategies 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.

Revive community partners

Revive was held in August 2018 in the lead up to National Op Shop Week. It featured local charities, retailers, students and stylists offering fashion-focused activities. Continue to hunt for pre-loved bargains by finding some community partners in their permanent locations across Brisbane.

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.