Recycling

Council encourages you to recycle household items such as glass bottles and newspapers. Check our comprehensive list of recyclables, including E-Waste, and how you can benefit from the Logan Recycling Market.

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Also refer to our Logan Recycling Market.

A to Z list of recyclables and where you can dispose of them

A to Z list of recyclables
What? Where?
Aerosol cans (empty) Recycling wheelie bin
Aluminium cans Recycling wheelie bin
Batteries (car) Browns Plains Landfill and Carbrook, Beenleigh, Greenbank and Logan Village Transfer Stations
Beer bottles/cans Recycling wheelie bin
Car Bodies (whole or part) Browns Plains Landfill and Carbrook, Beenleigh, Greenbank and Logan Village Transfer Stations
Cardboard Recycling wheelie bin
Clothing Charity organisations
Detergent cartons Recycling wheelie bin
Electrical appliances Logan Recycling Market
E-Waste Browns Plains Landfill and Carbrook, Beenleigh, Greenbank and Logan Village Transfer Stations
 Furniture  Logan Recycling Market
Food scraps Compost bin/wormfarm
Fluorescent tubes (domestic only - maximum of 4) Browns Plains and Carbrook only
Glass jars and bottles Recycling wheelie bin
Gas cylinders Browns Plains Landfill and Carbrook, Beenleigh, Greenbank and Logan Village Transfer Stations
Garden clippings Compost bin/wormfarm
Household goods Logan Recycling Market
Ice cream containers Recycling wheelie bin
Juice cartons/bottles Recycling wheelie bin
Kitty litter Dig into your garden
Lawn mowers Logan Recycling Market
Milk cartons/bottles Recycling wheelie bin
Magazines Recycling wheelie bin
Mobile phones, batteries and accessories Browns Plains and Carbrook only
Newspapers Recycling wheelie bin
Oils (car and cooking) Please note that only oil presented in containers that customers can manually empty into Council's bulk oil tanks can be accepted. Browns Plains Landfill and Carbrook, Beenleigh, Greenbank and Logan Village Transfer Stations
Paper Recycling wheelie bin
Pizza Boxes Empty
Plastic bottles (1, 2 and 5) Recycling wheelie bin
Printer cartridges and consumables Browns Plains and Carbrook only
Rechargeable Batteries Browns Plains and Carbrook only
Steel Cans/Shampoo Bottles Recycling wheelie bin
Scrap Metal Browns Plains Landfill and Carbrook, Beenleigh, Greenbank and Logan Village Transfer Stations
Tyres Browns Plains Landfill and Carbrook, Beenleigh, Greenbank and Logan Village Transfer Stations
White goods Logan Recycling Market
Yellow pages/phone book Recycling wheelie bin
Zillions of unwanted things! Logan Recycling Market

Recycling facilities for large quantities of materials

Council operates five waste disposal facilities which accept recycling materials. Large quantities of materials that may not fit in the recycling section of your bin can be disposed of at these facilities.

Liquid recyclable products such as oils and car batteries are not suitable for a wheelie bin or kerbside collection system as they may leak, but the facilities at the SmartTiPs allow residents to safely recycle cooking and engine oils as well as car batteries, again confident in the knowledge that the materials will be collected, processed and reused.

Residents are also able to leave reuseable and resaleable items at the recycling centres to be transferred to the Logan Recycling Market for sale to the public. These items could include:

  • clothing
  • building materials
  • homewares
  • hardware
  • furniture
  • books

Each month Logan residents recycle approximately:

  • 25 tonnes of cardboard
  • 4.5 tonnes of glass
  • 200 tonnes of metals
  • 2,500 litres of oils (car and cooking)
  • 100 tonnes of materials suitable for sale at the Logan Recycling Market

E-waste Recycling Service

From Wednesday 29 May 2013 Council will be offering a new E-waste recycling service to coincide with the switch from analog to digital television.

The new service will allow both residents and commercial customers to dispose of televisions and computers at no charge as long as these items comprise the majority of the load being tipped. 

Acceptable recyclable e-waste

  • All televisions, such as CRTs, Plasma, LCD and Projection televisions
  • Personal computers
  • Laptops, notebooks, palmtops and tablets
  • Computer monitors
  • Parts for personal computers - for example  internal hard drives, motherboards, cards, internal power supplies, CPUs, DVD and CD drives
  • Computer peripherals - for example mice, keyboards, joysticks, game pads, scanners & web cameras
  • Printers - for example ink-jet, dot matrix, laser printers and multi-functional devices.

Non-acceptable recyclable e-waste

Still to be treated as general waste:

  • Game consoles (such as Microsoft Xboxes or Sony Playstations)
  • Video recorders
  • DVD players
  • Radios / stereos
  • Power tools
  • Appliances / Microwaves
  • Products that have been exposed to radiation, biological or chemical hazards
  • Set top boxes

The new service will be available at all of the following waste and recycling transfer stations, all of which are open from 7.00am to 5.30pm daily:

  • Browns Plains Landfill - 349 Browns Plains Road Heritage Park
  • Beenleigh Transfer Station - 15 Wuraga Road Beenleigh
  • Carbrook Transfer Station - 1801 Mount Cotton Road Cornubia
  • Greenbank Transfer Station - 124-142 Pub Lane New Beith
  • Logan Village Transfer Station - 1406-1432 Waterford-Tamborine Road Logan Village

2012/13 recycling calendar

Download this calendar to help you remember your recycling week.

Fact sheets