Rubbish Disposal Locations Brisbane

Resource Recovery Centres in Brisbane

The Brisbane Cty Council is responsbile for providing rubbish disposal sites. Having an effective rubbish disposal resources is crucial for any community. As the amount of waste generated annually rises, as does pressure to improve waste management methods. The council is making progress in waste management by encouraging waste recycling and reusing as ways of minimizing the amounts of rubbish in landfill. This is in line with the global millennium development goals and the national waste policy.

Resource Recovery Centres

There are four waste disposal locations in Brisbane. They are all apart of the Resource Recovery Centres operated by the Council.

Residents can dispose of recyclables free while green waste and general waste will cost them a fee or waste voucher. You can visit the website here.

Resource Recovery Centre Locations

The four rubbish disposal locations are located at:

  • Nudgee Beach
  • Willawong
  • Ferny Grove
  • Chandler

Recycling at the four centres has played a significant role in reducing waste that finds its way into landfill.

Resource Recovery Centres Location and Opening Hours

All four locations are open Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, New Year’s Day, and Boxing Day.

The schedule for the opening hours is listed below:

LocationDaily Opening Hours
1372 Nudgee Road, Nudgee Beach6.30 am – 5.45 pm
360 Sherbrooke Road, Willawong6.30 am – 5.45 pm
101 Upper Kedron Road, Ferny Grove6.30 am – 5.45 pm
728 Tilley Road, Chandler (opposite the Sleeman Sports Complex)6.30 am – 5.45 pm

Delivering Rubbish To The Recovery Centres

The rubbish can be recyclable materials, green waste, or general waste. The facilities use various types of recycling. It is recommended you organise your rubbish prior to taking it to the collection points.

Waste vouchers, Fees & Charges

The Council issues free waste vouchers annually to households in Brisbane. The vouchers can be used at any Council resource centre. Find out if you can use a voucher, or if waste fees and charges apply.

Free vouchers are for households to remove general and green waste only.

Each household receives 10 x 100-kilogram vouchers. They can be used for general rubbish or uncontaminated green waste. Vouchers represent a dollar value as follows. Green waste – $12.50 and general waste – $12.70. There is a 10 voucher limit for any single load. Loads with excess weight not covered by vouchers. They attracts fees found on the council website.

All recycling is free at the four recovery centres.

Safety When Visiting The Recovery Centres

The city council of Brisbane takes the safety of the residents seriously. As such, it has placed the necessary measures to prevent accidents from happening within the resource recovery facilities. Moreover, it has adopted policies that enhance sustainable waste management within the facility. Everyone visiting must wear enclosed shoes, wear protective glasses, wear protective gloves, and be in long pants. When unloading the rubbish, children under 12 years and pets are expected to stay put in the vehicle to limit their exposure to potential hazards. If one is delivering heavy loads, he or she is expected to be accompanied by adults who are capable of unloading it.

NOTE: The council prohibits smoking within the resource recovery centres.

Brisbane tip shops

The city council has two tip shops that are always open during weekends. Residents can buy quality used items here instead of sending them to landfills. Items include household furnishings, collectables, used books and sporting equipment.

You can visit the shops under new COVID safety rules at the following locations:

  • 46 Colebard Street West, Acacia Ridge
  • 27A Prosperity Place, Geebung.

Tip shops also accept donations.

Rochedale Landfill

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Rubbish Disposal Locations in Brisbane


The council in Brisbane runs four resource recovery centers to promote sustainable waste management. These are the only current rubbish disposal locations for local residents.

All resource recovery facilities are open throughout the year, including public holidays.

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