Brisbane’s Best Recycling Centres

MetalBiz is proud to be situated in a city that is committed to cleaner, greener living.

From recycling initiatives to art competitions, waste minimisation school programs, community awareness events, and even a waste management app, Brisbane city is on the map as a one of Australia’s most sustainable places to live. We take a look at some of Brisbane’s best recycling centres…

1. MetalBiz Recyclers

As Brisbane’s premier auto wreckers and scrap metal recyclers, we’re not ashamed to admit that we love recycling! If you have an unwanted car, a 4×4, truck, bus, or heap of scrap metal just lying around, bring it into our scrap yard and we’ll give you cash back — up to $9000! With an accredited weighbridge, platform scale, and quality dismantling gear, we’re equipped to provide you with accurate weighing, unbeatable pricing, and top-notch metal recycling services. Submit a quote request, give us a call today on 1300 SCRAP CAR, or pop into one of our yards at Rocklea, Slacks Creek or Geebung.

2. Reverse Garbage

Located in Woolloongabba, Reverse Garage is a not-for-profit cooperative that collects industrial items, diverts them from landfill, and then sells them back to Brisbane residents at a lower cost. They facilitate a number of educational talks and art workshops about recycling and repurposing waste, as well as running an art gallery and a gift shop on-site that sells the work of local artists who salvage, ‘upcycle’, and reuse old materials in their work.

3. Brisbane City Council

Brisbane city council operates two tip shops, located at Acadia Ridge and Geebung, that sell secondhand, recycled items that have been salvaged from landfill. From household furnishing to clothing, books, toys, collectables, and sporting equipment, if you have everyday goods that you would like recycled, the tip shop is your one-stop shop. The council also offers recycling services for products like batteries, LPG bottles, mobile phones, paint, white goods, appliances, fluorescent light bulbs, and glass bottles at four resource recovery centres in Nudgee, Willawong, Ferny Grove, and Chandler.

4. Buyequip

For all of your electronic recycling needs, Buyequip is the place to be! From computers to monitors, laptops, printers, servers and phones, Buyequip recycles old electronic items that other companies don’t want remarketed. They are experts at protecting your data and at securely erasing materials from your hard drive.

5. Resource Recoveries and Recycling

Located at Sheldon, Resource Recoveries and Recycling is a family-owned business that offers recycling services for items like concrete, brick, bitumen, steel, gyprock, styrofoam, fiberglass, and cardboard. They also turn their collected waste into usable products for resale, like gravel, crusher dust, road bases, concrete, mulch, and bitumen.

6. Lifeline Charity Shops

With over 130 charity shops spread across Queensland, Lifeline are one of the largest recycling groups within Australia. From clothing to furniture, and smaller household products, you can drop off any unwanted items at various stores and charity bins within Brisbane for free. Lifeline also runs the second largest secondhand book sale in Queensland, with over one million books being recycled for prices as low as $1. This year the Lifeline Bookfest will be held at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre between June and July.

Are you interested in recycling scrap metal? Want to trade in your old car for cash? Contact MetalBiz today to find out how we can help you recycle your unwanted metal items.

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