A to Z of waste disposal and recycling

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Advertising material (junk mail) Recycling bin 
Aerosol cans (empty) Recycling bin
Aluminium cans (empty)

Recycling bin, or take to a Containers for Change collection point for a 10 cent refund or they can be recycled at our waste and recycling facilities

Aluminium foil / trays Recycling bin
Animal waste General waste bin
Appliances (electrical)

You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities. Some appliances (e-Waste) are recyclable - ask at the waste facility. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.

Asbestos You can only dispose of asbestos at our Browns Plains Waste and Recycling facility (handling, packaging and safety conditions apply).  For more information about disposal, see Asbestos

B

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Batteries (household) You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities, Aldi, Battery World, Woolworths or Ikea.
Batteries (car) You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities, Battery World or Supercheap Auto. 
Beds You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Bicycles You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities by placing in the scrap metal bins or donate the items to charity. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Books You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Bottle tops / lids General waste bin
Branches (large) You can take these to our waste and recycling facilities as garden waste for composting.
Branches (small) You can take these to our waste and recycling facilities as garden waste for composting.
Bricks You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities.  Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Building waste You can dispose of this at our waste and recycling facilities. Limits apply at certain waste facilities.  

C

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Cameras You can dispose of these at to our waste and recycling facilities. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market. 
Cardboard Recycling bin or bulk cardboard bin at our waste and recycling facilities.
Carpet You can dispose of this at our waste and recycling facilities 
Cars

Contact a vehicle dismantler for disposal or recycling. Some companies will come and pick up the vehicle from your property and pay you for it.

Car parts

You can take these to our waste and recycling facilities.

Please note that:

  • all metal parts will be accepted for free
  • non-metal car parts will need to be inspected to ensure they are saleable and may be subject to disposal fees.
Cartons (empty milk, juice etc) Recycling bin
Cartridges (printer) You can take these for recycling to our waste and recycling facilities, Cartridge World or Officeworks.
CD’s / DVD’s You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market. 
Ceramics (broken) General waste bin or disposal at our waste and recycling facilities.
Ceramics (intact) You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Cereal inner bags (soft plastic) You can place this in your general waste bin or in a soft plastic collection bin at participating supermarkets.
Christmas tree You can dispose of this to our waste and recycling facilities.
Cigarette butts General waste bin
Cling wrap / plastic film (soft plastic) You can place this in your general waste bin or in a soft plastic collection bin at participating supermarkets.
Clothes You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market. 
Coffee cups General waste bin.
Coffee grounds You can compost these or place them in your general waste bin.
Coffee pods You can place this in your general waste bin, take them to Nespresso stores or go to a Terracycle drop off point.
Computers You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Concrete You can dispose of this at our waste and recycling facilities. Limits apply at certain sites. 
Construction waste You can dispose of this to our waste and recycling facilities. Limits apply at certain sites. 
Cooking oil (up to 25L) You can recycle this at our waste and recycling facilities 
Cooking oil (domestic source more than 25L) You can recycle this at our waste and recycling facilities (fees apply)
Cork (bottle stoppers) General waste bin
Crockery General waste bin or you can dispose of this at our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Curtains You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market. 
Cutlery (plastic) General waste bin
Cutlery (metal) You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.

D

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Deodorant bottles (empty - with or without lid) Recycling bin
Detergent bottles - plastic or glass (empty) Recycling bin
Drinking straws (plastic) General waste bin

E

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Electronic waste Some appliances are recyclable - ask at our waste and recycling facilities. You can take some to charities like Substation 33. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Exercise equipment You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.

F

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Facial tissues You can compost these or place them in your general waste bin.
Fire extinguisher (domestic) You can take these to our Household Paint and Chemical Drop Off days.
Fire extinguisher (commercial) You can take these back to the supplier.
Flowers You can compost these or place them in your general waste bin or green waste bin if you have one.
Florescent lights You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities 
Food waste (fruit and vegetable) You can use compost or place them in your general waste bin.
Food waste (other e.g. meat, bread, dairy) General waste bin
Fridges You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Fruit / vegetable punnets (empty) Recycling bin
Furniture You can recycle these at our take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity - subject to them being in suitable and acceptable condition. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market. 

G

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Gas bottles (BBQ only - empty) You can take these to our waste and recycling facilities .
Gas canisters (small disposable camping-style)

Empty disposable gas canisters can be placed in metal recycling bins at our waste and recycling facilities.  Note: these canisters cannot be placed in kerbside recycling bins. 

Glass (bottles / jars) Recycling bin
Glass (plate / window) – whole You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities
Glass (plate / window) – broken General waste bin or take to our waste and recycling facilities.
Glasses (eye) You can take these to some Lions Clubs and optometrists, call in advance
Glassware (drinking) – whole General waste bin or take to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity .
Glassware (drinking) – broken General waste bin.
Green waste (grass clippings, small prunings, small branches, palm fronds, weeds etc.)  You can dispose of greenwaste by:
Green waste (tree stumps 40cm wide or larger) You can take this to our Browns Plains Waste and Recycling facility (only) - disposal fees apply.

H

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Hair (human or animal) You can use compost this or place in your general waste bin.
Hard waste You can dispose of this at our waste and recycling facilities (site limits apply)
Helium canisters You can take these to our Household Paint and Chemical Drop Off days
Household chemicals You can take these to our Household Paint and Chemical Drop Off days

I

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Ice cream container (with or without lids) Recycling bin
Insulation batts You can dispose of these  at our waste and recycling facilities 

J

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Jars (glass - empty, with or without lids) Recycling bin
Juice bottle / carton (empty, with or without lids) Recycling bin

K

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Kitchen towel (paper) You can compost this or place in your general waste bin.

L

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Laptops You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities or donate to charities like Substation 33.
Lawn mower You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities.
Leaves

You can use these for:

Light bulbs / tubes You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities .

M

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Magazines Recycling bin
Mattresses You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities - disposal fees will apply.
Meat trays (plastic - hard) Recycling bin
Meat trays (polystyrene - foam) General waste bin
Medicines You can take these to your local pharmacy for safe disposal
Medicine bottles (empty- with or without lids) Recycling bin, or you can take these for recycling at our waste and recycling facilities.
Milk cartons (empty - with or without lids) Recycling bin
Milk bottles (empty - with or without lids) Recycling bin or you can take these for recycling at our waste and recycling facilities.
Mirrors You can take these for disposal at our waste and recycling facilities.
Mobile phones (E-waste) You can take these for recycling at our waste and recycling facilities, some Council libraries and service centres, Officeworks, Salvos stores, Battery World, or Substation 33. Other organisations may also collect these.
Motor oil - no more than 25L You can take this to any of our waste and recycling facilities. If you have more than 25 litres of oil you can dispose of it at a cost of 30cents per litre.

N

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Nappies General waste bin
Newspaper Recycling bin

O

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Office furniture You can dispose of this at our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Oil (motor oil, waste oil) - no more than 25L You can take this for recycling to any of our waste and recycling facilities. If you have more than 25 litres of oil you can dispose of it at a cost of 30cents per litre.

P

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Paint / paint tins (dry) Paint can be taken to our waste and recycling facilities for recycling. Empty dry paint tins with lids removed can be placed in the general waste bin.
Pallets You can take this for recycling at the Browns Plains waste facility or for disposal at our other waste and recycling facilities.
Paper Recycling bin
Pet bedding General waste bin
Phone books Recycling bin
Pizza box (empty) Recycling bin
Plasterboard You can take this for disposal to our waste and recycling facilities 
Plastic bags You can place this in your general waste bin or in a soft plastic collection bin at participating supermarkets.
Plastic bottles(lids can be left on) Recycling bin
Polystyrene General waste bin or take this for disposal at our waste and recycling facilities. Council can not recycle polystyrene even if it displays a number. For commercial quantities contact Carton Warehouse / Polystyrene Recycling on 07 3277 9999 if you would like to ask about recycling.
Printers You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Pyrex glass containers General waste bin

Q

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Quilt You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities or donate items to charity. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.  

R

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Razors General waste bin
Refrigerator You can take these for recycling at our waste and recycling facilities. Some scrap metal businesses will pick up items from your property for free.

S

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Sanitary products General waste bin
Sauce bottles (lids can be left on) Recycling bin
Scrap metal You can take this for recycling to our waste and recycling facilities. Some scrap metal businesses will pick up items from your property for free.
Shampoo / conditioner bottles (lids can be left on) Recycling bin
Sharps (syringes / needles) Please see Sharps Disposal
Shoes You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities or donate items to charity. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.  
Smoke detectors Individual or small numbers can be disposed of at our waste and recycling facilities or the general waste bin.
Soil less than 0.25m3 (clean fill) You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities for disposal.
Soil (clean fill) more than 0.25m3 You can take this to our Browns Plains Waste and Recycling facility only - for use as clean fill.
Solar panels You can take these to our waste and recycling facilities. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Sponges General waste bin
Stationery (pens, pencils, markers) General waste bin
Steel cans Recycling bin
Styrofoam (polystyrene) General waste bin or take this for disposal at our waste and recycling facilities. We can not recycle polystyrene even if it displays a number. For commercial quantities contact Carton Warehouse / Polystyrene Recycling on 07 3277 9999 if you would like to ask about recycling.

T

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Tables / chairs You can take these to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Take away containers (empty) Recycling bin
Tea bags You can compost these or place them in your general waste bin
Televisions You can take these for recycling to our waste and recycling facilities or Substation 33. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Tiles You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market. 
Timber You can dispose of this at our waste and recycling facilities. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Tools (remove batteries first) You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market.
Toothpaste tubes (empty) You can place these in your general waste bin or take them to a Terracycle drop off point
Toys You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market 
Tyres You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities

U

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Umbrella General waste bin

V

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Vacuum cleaner dust General waste bin
Video tapes General waste bin

W

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Weeds

You can dispose of weeds by:

White goods You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities
Windows (whole) You can dispose of these at our waste and recycling facilities. Some items may be collected from our waste and recycling facilities for resale at the Logan Recycle Market .
Wine / beer bottles (lids can be left on) Recycling bin or beer bottles can be taken to a Containers for Change drop off point for a 10 cent refund.

X

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
X-ray film You can recycle these at our waste and recycling facilities.

Y

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Yogurt containers (squeeze bags) General waste bin
Yogurt containers (tubs) Recycling bin

Z

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Zip lock bags You can place this in your general waste bin or in a soft plastic collection bin at participating supermarkets.