Brisbane residents can drop off the items indicated in the safe disposal methods table. You can do this for free on designated collection days. Items must remain in their original containers and not be mixed.

A 20 litre limit for each chemical or product applies per customer per visit. The following items are accepted at Council’s resource recovery centres:

  • batteries (household and lead acid batteries)
  • empty gas bottles (a maximum of six bottles of up to nine kilograms)
  • electronic waste
  • fluorescent light bulbs and tubes.

Paint and engine oil (hydrocarbon oil) quantities up to 100 litres per customer per visit are accepted at Council’s resource recovery centres. Due to workplace health and safety, paint and oil containers must not exceed 20 litres per container.