Whilst our skip bin hire in Park Ridge can handle nearly all waste types there are times when you have items that are best suited to a recycling centre. We’ve therefore taken the time to compile a list of the best recycling centres in Park Ridge QLD to save you hunting around.

Browns Plains Waste & Recycling Facility

Browns Plains Waste and Recycling Facility is conveniently open 365 days a year. If you are a Logan resident, you can dispose of green waste for free, the staff often ask for proof of address. If you have paint tins, this is a good location to dispose of them free of charge. Other items such as cardboard boxes can also be disposed of without fee providing they don’t contain polystyrene. Items such as car tyres do attract a disposal fee.

Whitegoods such as fridges and washing machines are free to drop off. Batteries can be recycled at this location.

If you have a wheelie bin that you would like to empty, expect to pay around $8 to $13 per bin.

Payment via Eftpos is possible.

Address: 41 Recycle Wy, Heritage Park QLD 4118
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:30am to 5:30pm
Phone: (07) 3412 3412
Website: https://www.logan.qld.gov.au/browns-plains-waste-and-recycling-facility

Containers For Change – TOMRA Recycling Centre Crestmead

If your children are trying to save some extra pocket money for the school holidays, collecting some cans and bottles for recycling is a great way to go about it.

This location features an Express Bag Drop Service that allows for a 3 minute drop and go for approx. 50 containers. There is no need to pre-sort your cans or bottles.

Onsite parking is available and there are hand-wash stations so you can clean up before getting back into your car.

There are usually 12 recycling machines operating each day which allows for the return of approx. 100 containers every minute. Whilst there are trolleys available for your use, many customers have complained that these can be quite dirty.

You will receive your refund via bank transfer or Paypal payout via the ‘Containers for Change’ app. If you would like to donate to charity, that is possible via the Containers for Change Scheme ID barcode.

Address: 67-69 Rai Dr, Crestmead QLD 4132
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: 1300 118 888
Website: https://mytomra.com.au/qld-locations/crestmead/

Logan Recycling Market

You can have a really fun day walking the aisles of the Logan Recycling Market looking for those hidden treasures. Items that can regularly be found include clothing, lego, toys, furniture, appliances, wooden pallets, mattresses, gardening pots, bikes, building materials and hardware tools. Stock changes nearly every day.

There are some purchasing limits in place throughout the store for particular items to stop people buying up too many of one item.

Some of the bargains people have grabbed include 6 chairs for $20, plate glass sliding door for $50 and a box of Lego for $10. There is a coffee shop so you can grab a coffee whilst browsing.

If you want to donate items, you will need to take them to the store, they do not offer a pickup service.

There is free WIFI available for everyone in the store.

Pleasingly, a share of profits go towards local charities through the City of Logan Mayor’s Charity Trust.

Address: 349 Browns Plains Rd, Heritage Park QLD 4118
Opening Hours: Friday to Monday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: 07 3412 3412
Website: https://www.logan.qld.gov.au/recyclingmarket

Return-It, Acacia Ridge

Their website mentions “A refund will be provided per eligible container you return at a Return-It QLD Express or Depot location, which you can choose to save or donate to charity. By not returning your eligible container, you are effectively ‘out-of-pocket’. It is financially and environmentally worth it to Return-It.”

Based on Google reviews for the location, some customers have complained about long car queues and wait times so you are probably best to go in a non-peak period, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays appear to be the busiest days.

You can receive on-the-spot refunds for eligible containers.

How does it work? You feed a conveyor belt that counts the cans, glass or plastic. It calculates the cash total for your items and issues a ticket that is scanned by a return it ATM. This ATM then gives you the option of taking cash out on the spot and some other option of getting credits from a scheme.

Address: 137 Ingram Rd, Acacia Ridge QLD 4110
Opening Hours: Everyday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Phone: 07 3412 3412
Website: https://www.returnit.com.au/qld/