Business waste and recycling

Recycling in the workplace

Recycling is one of the easiest and most effective ways of reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill. Recyclable waste is a valuable resource. Recycling in the workplace is not only good for the environment but also makes good business sense.

Arranging the right recycling collection for your business

By knowing how much waste material your business produces over time will help identify the most suitable commercial  waste and recycling collection services to employ. Once determined and in place, council's Waste Services education officer can assist staff with recycling in the workplace by providing recycling education if required. Contact council on 1300 622 526 to book an education session.

Waste providers

There are a number of commercial waste providers in the Mackay region that can supply a wide range of bin options to meet business needs. For further information regarding waste providers refer to local directories.

ecoBiz program

ecoBiz is a free program offered by the Queensland Government in partnership with the CCIQ. This program is aimed at businesses looking to improve their environmental practices. The program provides free online training for the use of the tools that are provided.  Information for the program is found at:

Business recycling services

Mackay Regional Council encourages workplaces in the recycling business to register their details with Planet Ark Business Recycling  at –
This comprehensive free online database provides a list of business recycling collection and support services.