- Last updated:
- 16 Jan 2019
Council provides a fortnightly recycling collection service to Sunshine Coast residents and commercial customers. Find the collection day for your yellow lid recycling bin. If you require a second recycling bin, please contact council's customer service centre.
- Yellow-lidded bins are for recyclable items only, such as newspaper, specific plastics, steel and aluminium cans.
- Yellow-lidded bins are not suitable for general and garden waste.
- General rubbish and garden waste should be placed in your general or garden waste bin.
Read council's Guide to Waste and Resources Recovery Services.
Recycling waste charges
Recycling bin collection is a service provided to residents and businesses and is included in the cost of the general waste charges.
To maximise recycling from a business or household, follow these simple guidelines.
Please squash plastic containers and cardboard boxes before putting them in your recycling bin.
Newspapers, magazines, office paper, tissues, cardboard, pizza boxes (food scraped off), junk mail, liquid paperboard (e.g. milk and juice cartons)
|Don't recycle||Waxed cardboard boxes
Paper/cardboard items heavily contaminated with oil and grease
|Recycle||All containers with an identifying number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 on the bottom of the container. These include milk, soft drink, detergent, ice cream, juice, yoghurt and take away containers. Rinse them first please.|
|Don't recycle||Containers with a number 7 on them, syringes, plastic films, wrap or plastic bags|
Steel and aluminium cans
|Recycle||Food and drink cans and aerosols|
|Don't recycle||Other metal products such as car parts, appliances or cutlery. These can be recycled at the Resource Recovery Stations at the Transfer Stations|
|Recycle||All glass food jars and bottles of any colour|
|Don't recycle||Any other glass such as light bulbs, pyrex ovenware, drinking glasses, window glass or crockery such as plates, cups and mugs|
Please do not place non-recyclables in the yellow-lidded recycling bins. Placing items such as food scraps or packaging in the recycling bin can contaminate the recycling process.
Food residue, lids and wrappers should be removed from recyclable items before they are placed in the recycling bin.
Recyclable bin collection guidelines
- Bin collection vehicles operate from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm. Please place your bin on the kerb before 6.00 am on your collection day.
- Place your wheelie bins a minimum of 500mm apart.
- All items placed in the bin should fit loosely so that the bin empties easily.
- The bin lid must be able to close completely.
- Place your bin within half a metre from the roadside, with wheels facing away from the road.
- Ensure the collection truck has access to the bin, with no obstacles in the truck’s way.
- Please ensure your bin is returned to the property as soon as practical after emptying.
Waste collections occur between 6.00 am 6.00 pm on the day of service. A service is not considered 'missed' until after 6.00pm.
Note: You should only report a missed service after 6.00 pm on the service day but before close of business the following working day.
Bin damage and replacement
You can report damaged or stolen bins to a customer service officer by completing the online form.
Please note that residents are responsible for the cleanliness of their bins.