Rubbish, tips and bins

Brisbane City Council offers many options for rubbish removal and collection, including general rubbish, green waste, recycling and kerbside collections. You can also find information about how you can recycle more, help to reduce landfill, safely dispose of hazardous and electronic waste, help reduce litter and report illegal dumping.

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. Owners will be contacted if a microchip is detected.


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), kerbside collection, rubbish trucks and waste disposal on Moreton Island.


Waste and recycling facilities

Council operates four resource recovery centres (previously known as transfer stations), tip shops and a landfill site to manage the waste and recycling needs of the city.

Rubbish bins

Read about bins for green waste, general rubbish and recycling. Find out your bin collection day, how to have your damaged bin repaired and how to order a bin for a new house. 

Recycling and reducing waste

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



Household hazardous waste

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

Illegal dumping

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


Asbestos is a type of building material used in the building industry between the 1940s and late 1980s.Find out how to dispose of asbestos safely through a qualified contractor.

Reducing litter

Brisbane City Council is dedicated to keeping our streets, public spaces and waterways litter-free. Together we've achieved a lot, but there is still more to be done. Find out how you can contribute to a litter-free city.

Compact fluorescent lighting

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

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.

Waste utility charges

From July 2017, Council will be modifying the name of the Waste Management Service Charge that is applied to all improved premises on rates accounts. The new name for this charge will be a 'Waste Utility Charge'.