Recycling guide for households
In 2015-16, more than 89,500 tonnes of paper, cardboard, glass, plastics, aluminium and steel from households were recycled through Brisbane City Council's recycling wheelie bins.
This is a great effort but we can do even better as we're still sending recyclables to landfill every year.
Brisbane's Best Recycling Guide
Brisbane’s Best Recycling Guide for Households is a pocket guide with detailed information about the benefits of recycling, guidance on the easiest ways to collect recyclables from every room in the house, and explanations about why some recyclables can be recycled in Council's recycling wheelie bin, while others cannot.
The guide will help you become more confident at recycling by answering frequently asked questions, providing information on how recyclables are sorted and debunking some commonly circulated recycling myths.
The guide also includes information on how residents can recycle items that are not accepted in Council's kerbside recycling service such as reusable household goods, scrap metals, and garden waste.
Download a copy of Brisbane's Best Recycling Guide for Households.
- Brisbane's Best Recycling Guide for Households (PDF - 2.4Mb)
- Brisbane's Best Recycling Guide for Households (Word - 3.3Mb)
You can get a copy of Brisbane's Best Recycling Guide for Households by requesting a copy online, phoning Council on 07 3403 8888 or from:
The information in this guide is also available on Council's new free Brisbane bin and recycling app. This app can help you learn what to put in the recycling bin, remember your bin collection days and find out more about Council's waste and resource recovery facilities and services.