Here's how we recycle

Published: 8 August 2017

Here's how we recycle

A story on last night's 4Corners program has prompted a number of residents to contact Council asking about our recycling practices.

Here is a snapshot of what happens to your recyclables:

Logan City Council provides recycling collection via the yellow lid wheelie bins to residents and offers the same service to commercial premises upon request.

The recycling bins accept paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and containers, steel tins and aluminium cans.

Council also provides recycling drop off facilities at each of its five waste and recycling facilities at Browns Plains, Carbrook, Greenbank, Beenleigh and Logan Village for the same materials.

The recyclable material collected in the yellow lid wheelie bins and at the waste and recycling facilities are delivered to Visy Recycling at Gibson Island, Brisbane.

Under Council’s recycling contract with Visy, Visy are required to recycle all materials received into useable items.

Council also has mechanisms available to undertake its own audits of Visy’s operations.

Council and/or its independent contractor, undertakes twice yearly audits of the composition of LCC recyclables delivered to the Visy Recycling plant.

There have been no indications via Logan City Council audits to suggest that recyclable materials delivered to Visy are not being recycled.

General recyclables

Logan City Council waste and recycling facilities do not receive waste from interstate.