Recycling in Brisbane

What happens to my recycling?

What happens to my recycling?

I realise there has been a lot of attention lately on changes to recycling at other councils.

Brisbane residents do an excellent job at reducing waste and keeping our recycling sorted. I want to assure everyone these changes at other councils do not affect Brisbane residents.

In your yellow-top bin, you can recycle:

  • paper,
  • cardboard,
  • metal (aluminium and steel),
  • firm plastic packaging, and
  • glass packaging materials.

Remember to never place any of the following items in your yellow-top bin:

  • plastic bags,
  • nappies,
  • kitchen food scraps,
  • textiles,
  • batteries, or
  • garden waste.

How recycling works in Brisbane

This video gives insight into how our recycling partner sorts materials placed each day in our city's much loved yellow-top bins.

Thanks for your efforts to keep Brisbane clean, green and sustainable.

For more information

Further waste information can be found on Council's website here.

Download the Brisbane bin and recycling app here.