When working around the house, often you are left with a little bit of paint, sealers, stains, and more and you may not know what to do with them.

Logan City Council has a free disposal service for residents, provided the maximum is under 100 litres per visit.

Paint disposal

Council can dispose of paint from households and commercial customers through the National Paintback Scheme. This free service is available at all Logan waste and recycling facilities.

You can take containers with a combined volume of up to 100 litres per visit to the Browns Plains, Carbrook, Greenbank, Beenleigh and Logan Village waste and recycling facilities. The maximum container size accepted is 20 litres.


  • paint
  • deck coatings
  • primers
  • sealers
  • stains
  • shellacs
  • varnishes
  • urethanes.

There are separate areas for water-based and oil-based products. Be sure to check the containers label and place them in the appropriate area.

Household chemical drop-off days

Logan residents can dispose of household chemicals free of charge on special chemical drop-off days. The dates are listed below. The service is available from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

On chemical drop-off days, Logan residents can dispose of up to 10 litres of each of the chemicals listed below.

  • Solvent and water-based paint
  • Photographic solutions
  • Pesticides
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Arsenic-based materials
  • Acids
  • Alkalis
  • Solvents
  • Pool chlorine
  • Domestic fire extinguishers (full or empty)
  • Petrol
  • Butane gas cartridges
  • Helium canisters and cylinders
  • Oily water
  • Engine coolant

To prevent spillages and incidents, please make sure your containers are sealed and in good condition (not leaking).

They will not accept materials that do not fall into the categories described above. When you drop off the chemicals and paint, the waste facility will keep the containers they are in.

Council accepts paint for recycling at all their waste facilities any time.

Council accepts up to 25 litres of motor oil and cooking oil at all waste facilities at any time. Volumes of motor oil greater than that are charged at $0.40 per litre.

For waste disposal fees see our Waste fee schedule.

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