Recycling options in Toowoomba Region

We provide recycling services through the provision of a kerbside recycling service and through waste facilities across the region. Other recycling opportunities are available to residents through private and charity organisations.

Business and trades people can save money by separating waste from recycling because many materials can be recycled at no cost while non-recyclable waste incurs a gate fee.

Finding and establishing modern landfills is a significant cost burden on the community. Diverting waste away from landfill by recycling makes our landfills last longer and therefore defers significant community and environmental costs.

How to recycle responsibly

  • Plastic bottle lids - remove lids and place them in the general waste bin.  If you can, remove the plastic "ring" from your bottle too.
  • Glass containers - remove the lids and place them in the general waste bin
  • Containers should be empty. No food or drink please.
  • Foam packaging from computer boxes cannot be recycled even if it has the plastic identification code triangle on it with #6.
  • Unwrap your junk mail or papers from their plastic wrap before recycling - put the plastic wrap in the garbage bin, put the junk mail in the recycling bin.
  • Broken glass bottles and containers - put these in the general waste bin; it's difficult to recycle broken glass and it can also contaminate paper and cardboard.  

Recycling at my local waste facility

We have information on what you can recycle at your local waste facility.

Materials that can be placed in my recycling bin

Information on what can be recycled in your yellow-lidded recycle bin is also available.

Last Updated: Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:23
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