Waste and Resource Recovery

Scenic Rim Regional Council aims to manage waste efficiently, cost effectively and in an environmentally responsible manner. 

We provide a range of waste services, including acceptance of many materials which must be separated to the appropriate areas for recycling or specialised disposal. Some services are free while others have a charge in order to cover associated costs. Council encourages householders to separate recyclable items from their general waste for recycling. The more you separate your recyclables, the lower waste disposal fee you pay! Most recyclables are free.

Our waste recovery efforts aim to be in line with the ambitious targets set by the Queensland Government’s Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy 2019 (Queensland Waste Strategy 2019). It aims to generate 25 per cent less waste by 2051, with only 10 per cent of all waste disposed in landfill. 

Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy Year 2 Report Card

Council is also committed to providing waste reduction and resource recovery education and information campaigns to schools, businesses and the general public. Find out more about our services in the links below. If you have any further questions, feel free to call Council on 5540 5111.

Waste Asset Development, Operations and Services - Expressions of Interest

Please note: Single use soft plastic recycling through RedCycle has been temporarily paused. At this time we recommend placing single use soft plastics in the general waste bin.


Need to find out when your bin will be collected?

You can find out when your bin collection day is by using our bin collection lookup tool.

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What is waste?

General waste

Waste from household activities such as kitchen, bathroom, furniture and furnishings, appliances, and other waste items produced in an average household.

Green waste

Grass and garden clippings, leaves, tree branches (less than 40cm diameter). Anything larger will only be accepted at Central Landfill and charged as general waste. Note: there are restrictions in place to control fire ants.

Hazardous waste

Waste that can cause harm to those handling it, such as chemicals, oils, batteries & asbestos-containing material. Hazardous materials must not go into kerbside collection bins. See specific requirements for acceptance at our facilities.

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