A to Z of waste disposal

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Advertising material (junk mail) Recycling bin 
Aerosol cans General waste bin
Aerosol cans (empty) Recycling bin
Aluminium cans (empty) Recycling bin
Aluminium foil / trays Recycling bin
Animal waste General waste bin
Appliances (electrical) You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities
Asbestos You can take this to our Browns Plains Waste and Recycling facility.  Please see Asbestos

B

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Batteries (household) You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities, Aldi, Battery World, Ikea or Substation 33.
Batteries (car) You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities, Battery World or Supercheap Auto. 
Beds You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Bicycles You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Books You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Bottle tops / lids (take off container ) General waste bin
Branches (large) You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Bricks You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Building waste You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 

C

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Cameras You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Cardboard Recycling bin
Carpet You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Cars

You can take this to our Browns Plains Waste and Recycling facility.

 

Please note that all metal car bodies will be accepted for free.

Car parts

You can take this 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 this to our waste and recycling facilities, Cartridge World or Officeworks
CD’s / DVD’s You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Ceramics (broken) General waste bin
Ceramics (intact) You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Cereal inner bags (soft plastic) You can place this in your general waste bin or in a RedCycle bin at participating supermarkets.
Christmas tree You can take 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 RedCycle bin at participating supermarkets.
Clothes You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Coffee cups General waste bin
Coffee grounds You can use these for compost 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 take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Concrete You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Construction waste You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Cooking oil (no more than 25L) You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Cork (bottle stoppers) General waste bin
Crockery You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Curtains You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Cutlery (plastic) General waste bin
Cutlery (metal) You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

D

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Deodorant bottles (empty) Recycling bin
Detergent bottles (empty) Recycling bin
Drinking straws (plastic) General waste bin

E

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Electronic waste You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities, Aldi, Battery World, Ikea or Substation 33
Exercise equipment You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 

F

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Facial tissues You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin
Fire extinguisher You can take these to our Household Paint and Chemical Drop Off days
Flowers You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin
Florescent lights You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Food waste (fruit and vegetable) You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin
Food waste (other e.g. meat) General waste bin
Fridges You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Fruit / vegetable punnets (empty) Recycling bin
Furniture You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

G

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Gas bottles (BBQ only - empty) You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Glass (bottles / jars) Recycling bin
Glass (plate / window) – whole You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Glass (plate / window) – broken General waste bin
Glasses (eye) You can take these to some Lions Clubs and optometrists, call in advance
Glassware (drinking) – whole You can take this 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)

H

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Hair (human or animal) You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin
Hard waste You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
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 Recycling bin
Insulation batts You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 

J

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Jars (glass - empty) Recycling bin
Juice bottle / carton Recycling bin

K

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Kitchen towel (paper) You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin

L

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Laptops You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities, Aldi, Battery World, Ikea or Substation 33
Lawn mower You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Leaves You can use these for compost or take them to our waste and recycling facilities
Light bulbs / tubes You can take this to 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 
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) Recycling bin
Milk cartons Recycling bin
Milk bottles Recycling bin
Mirrors You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Mobile phones (E-waste) You can take these to our waste and recycling facilities, Aldi, Battery World, Ikea or Substation 33
Motor oil - no more than 25L You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 

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 take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Oil (motor oil, waste oil) - no more than 25L You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 

P

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Paint / paint tins (dry) You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Pallets You can take this to our 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 to our waste and recycling facilities 
Plastic bags You can place this in your general waste bin or in a RedCycle bin at participating supermarkets.
Plastic bottles(1,2,3,4,5 and 6) (no lids) Recycling bin
Polystyrene General waste bin. Our waste and recycling facilities can not recycle polystyrene even if it displays a number. Contact Carton Warehouse / Polystyrene Recycling in Acacia Ridge if you would like to ask about recycling.
Printers You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
PVC You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Pyrex glass containers General waste bin

Q

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Quilt You can donate these items to charity 

R

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Razors General waste bin
Refrigerator You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities

S

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Sanitary products General waste bin
Sauce bottles Recycling bin
Scrap metal You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Shampoo / conditioner bottles Recycling bin
Sharps (syringes / needles) Please see Sharps Disposal
Shoes You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Smoke detectors You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Soil (clean fill) You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Soil (clean fill) more than 0.25m2 You can take this to our Browns Plains Waste and Recycling facility (only)
Solar panels You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities
Sponges General waste bin
Stationery (pens, pencils, markers) General waste bin
Steel cans Recycling bin

T

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Tables / chairs You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Take away containers (empty) Recycling bin
Tea bags You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin
Televisions You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities, Aldi, Battery World, Ikea or Substation 33
Tiles You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Timber You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Tools You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities 
Toothpaste tubes (empty) You can place these in your general waste bin or take them to a Terracycle drop off point
Toys You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 
Tyres You can take this to 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 You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin
Video tapes General waste bin

W

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
Weeds You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin
White goods You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities
Windows (whole) You can take this to our waste and recycling facilities
Wine / beer bottles Recycling bin

X

Type of waste How to dispose of it 
X-ray film You can take this to 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 RedCycle bin at participating supermarkets.