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

We want to inspire Brisbane residents, businesses and industry to play a role in finding solution to reduce our city's waste.

Read 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.


Recycling guide for households

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


Business recycling

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


Recycling at home

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

Business recycling bin collection service

Council's provides a user-pays recycling bin service for Brisbane businesses.

Love Food Hate Waste

Council's Love Food Hate Waste campaign aims to raise awareness about the need to reduce the volume of food waste going to Brisbane landfill each year. 

Recycling Art Competition 2017

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

Reuse and upcycle

Council is committed to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill in Brisbane by reusing and recovering valuable resources. 

School recycling

Council offers education programs, including the new Waste Smart Kindy program, recycling bins, recycling support and teacher resources to help schools implement waste minimisation practices.

Waste hierarchy

The waste hierarchy is a list of waste management strategies arranged in order of preference from most preferred to least preferred.

Revive community partners

Revive was held on Friday 18 August 2017 in the lead up to National Op Shop Week and featured local charities, retailers, students, crafters, clothes vendors and stylists to offer a fun fashion-focused program of activities.

Recreate Fashion Show and Twilight Market

The Recreate Fashion Show and Twilight Market celebrates National Recycling week in style again this year at King George Square, Brisbane City on Friday 16 November 2018.

Recycling video

Watch Visy's recycling education video on Visy's YouTube channel to learn more about recycling correctly to ensure that products are successfully diverted from landfill and have the opportunity to be recycled at our Material Recovery Facility.