Items accepted at Recycling and Waste Centres | Redland City Council

Items accepted at Recycling and Waste Centres

The tables below outline the different types of items accepted at our Recycling and Waste Centres.

For further information about each item, visit the A to Z guide to waste and recycling.

Some items are too hazardous for our Recycling and Waste Centres – see our list of Items not accepted.

Waste

Item Centre where item is accepted

ALL MIXED WASTE MUST BE HAND UNLOADED INTO THE APPROPRIATE BIN

Domestic/Residential mixed waste (General Waste Bins) including but not limited to:

Animals (deceased pets). Must be double wrapped and attendant notified.

Bean bags (Attendant must be notified. Bag must be placed on top so not to pop)

Boats (non metal). Must be <4m long or broken into pieces and hand unloaded

Carpet / Carpet underlay

General waste

Broken glass window panes

Mattresses

Plastic water tanks

Domestic pool filter glass / sand

Insulation / Pink Batts (small quantities)

Paint - solid

Polystyrene. Small polystyrene must be bagged.

Plastics (soft plastics and hard plastics including plastic wrapping)

Solar Panels

Textiles (Clothing bins available at Redland Bay)

Timber - treated (including fencing)

All centres

Domestic Asbestos / suspected asbestos < 10m2/175kg  

(Refer to Asbestos and fibro-cement sheeting for acceptance criteria and wrapping)

Residential, non-residential and commercial: Birkdale, Coochiemudlo, North Stradbroke, Macleay and Russell Islands

Residential only: Redland Bay in vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM*) less than 4.5 tonnes.

Household Hazardous Waste including :

Chemicals (including pesticides, cleaning chemicals). Liquids MUST be in a sealed container.

Fire Extinguishers

Flourescent bulbs and other lighting

Fuel. MUST be in a sealed container.

Mercury. MUST be a small quantity, in a glass jar, lid taped shut and labelled.

Mothballs

Paints - Liquid or solid.

Smoke alarms. Large quanties (>10 per load) will be deemed commercial and not accepted

Redland Bay Only
Sharps / Hypodermic needles Birkdale, Redland Bay and North Stradbroke Island
Treated timber All centres

Recycling

Item Centre where item is accepted
Bricks and concrete / tiles - must be clean with no dirt, soil or other contaminants

Birkdale (residential and commercial) and

Redland Bay (residential only) in vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM*) less than 4.5 tonnes.

Car batteries (Lead acid) All centres except Karragarra and Lamb Islands
Cardboard - including books without plastic All centres except Karragarra and Lamb Islands

 

Clean soil only (up to a maximum of 1m3). Any materials mixed in with the clean soil (including rocks and other ground material) must be separated out and hand unloaded into the general waste bins. Council no longer accepts pool digs, excavations or commercially transported clean fill.

 

Birkdale (residential and commercial up to a maximum of 1m3)

Redland Bay (residential only – one small ute/trailer load only)

 

Clothing and textiles Redland Bay

Electronic waste (E-waste) including:

Computers and parts

Electric keyboards

Small appliances 

Televisions

All centres except Karragarra and Lamb Islands

Fridges and freezers All centres
Gas bottles - LPG (BBQ) and Refill Gas bottles. Must be empty. All centres except Karragarra and Lamb Islands

Green waste and untreated timber - palm fronds, stumps (max 2m diameter X 1.5m height) and logs (max 4m length), turf (minimal soil attached).

Must be free from bags, packaging, plastic, ropes, garbage

Green screening with wire must be disposed of in general waste bins

All centres

Separate untreated timber stockpile at Birkdale and Redland Bay

Hazardous waste – see Renovation and hazardous waste

Redland Bay

Household recyclables including:

Co-mingle recycling

Paper

Shredded paper (must be in a cardboard box/paper bag)

All centres except Lamb Island

Oil - Cooking Oil (Vegetable Oil only)

Oil to be decanted into the specified area on site and, if preferred, container taken home. 

Birkdale, North Stradbroke Island, Redland Bay

Oil - Motor Oil

Oil to be decanted into the specified area on site and, if preferred, container taken home.

All centres except Karragarra and Lamb Islands
Oil containers (Empty) Birkdale and Redland Bay
Paint (residential and commercial limits apply).  For commercial quantities, see Paintback website. Redland Bay

Scrap metal (must be able to fit in bin) - including:

Appliances (Fridges, washing machines, air conditioners)

Caravans

Exercise equipment (mostly metal)

Ferrous metal

Lawn mowers (must be drained of fuel)

Metal fencing

Metal boats / trailers 

Microwaves

Non ferrous metal

Power tools (battery removed)

Vehicles (including car bodies, motorbikes, quad bikes, ride-on mowers) - Vehicle must be drained of engine oil; coolant; brake fluid; transmission fluid; differential fluids and all fuel. Must complete a vehicle dispoal declaration form. For disposal at Karragarra and Lamb Island, please email vehicle declaration form to Council prior to disposal.

All centres

Tyres or tyre-rims. Commercial fees will be applied to residential transactions if more than 4 tyres are disposed of in one trasaction or tyres larger than SUV/4WD size

All centres except Karragarra and Lamb Island

Commercial mixed waste - fees apply

For commercial fees, visit Waste disposal fees and charges.

Item Centre where item is accepted

Agricultural and veterinary product chemical drums

Redland Bay

 

Asbestos / suspected asbestos < 10m2/175kg  

(Refer to Asbestos and fibro-cement sheeting for acceptance criteria and wrapping)

Residential and Commercial: Birkdale, Coochiemudlo, North Stradbroke, Macleay and Russell Islands. Fees apply for commercial operators and non-residents.

Residential Only: Redland Bay. 

Commercial mixed waste

All centres except Karragarra and Lamb Islands in vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM*) less than 4.5 tonnes.

Birkdale will accept vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM*) of more than 4.5 tonnes.

Bricks and Concrete Birkdale
Commercial greenwaste All centres except Karragarra and Lamb Islands
Clean fill/soil (commercial quantities greater than 1m3) None of the centres
Treated timber All centres except Karragarra and Lamb Islands

*GVM = the maximum your vehicle can weigh when fully loaded as specified by the manufacturer.

Commercial fees apply to commercial customers and non-residents (for certain waste types as per fees and charges)

What is not accepted?

Items not accepted at Recycling and Waste Centres