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.
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.
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.
What is waste?
Waste from household activities such as kitchen, bathroom, furniture and furnishings, appliances, and other waste items produced in an average household.
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.
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.
Find out more about our services
Use our handy 'bin day look up' feature to check the kerbside collection days in your area. Just type in your address to find the date for your next kerbside collection.
Waste and resource recovery facilities
Council operates a network of seven waste transfer facilities. These facilities are distributed across the region in populated areas to provide maximum convenience for local residents.
Here you'll find information on how to reduce your waste, use the recycling service and other waste services in the Scenic Rim region.
Mulch is available free for residents who load the mulch into their trailer or ute themselves. For large quantities of mulch, please phone Council prior to collection on 5540 5111
How to reduce waste - Your handy guide
This guide has been produced to help residents make choices that will improve their world as well as the environment by avoiding waste and maximising opportunities to reuse and recycle while saving money.
Compost bin and worm farm rebate program
Council offers Scenic Rim residents a $30 rebate towards the purchase of selected compost bins and worm farms from participating Mitre 10 retailers in Beaudesert, Boonah, Tamborine Mountain and Kalbar.
Waste and facilities guide
We've put together this guide to provide you with all you need to know about waste we accept, a recycling calendar, how to find our waste facilities and a guide to "what goes in what bin".
Businesses that partner with ASPIRE can make revenue from waste and help create a greener future. Find out more here.