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About Council

Learn more about the Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Citizenship Ceremonies

Hinchinbrook Shire Council Citizenship Ceremonies

Events Calendar

A place where you can find and share events that are happening in the Hinchinbrook community.


What Goes In Your Bin

Let's get it sorted Hinchinbrook!

Learn the right way to recycle with Recycle Mate - your local recycling guide! 

Ever feel confused about what items go in which bin?

Search over 7,500 everyday items in the local sorting guide below to check what items can be put in your household recycling bin and find community recycling drop-off locations near you across the Hinchinbrook Shire.

Simply enter the item's name in the search field and use the handy drop-down menu to find the item you are searching for.

Try Council's clever Recycling Chatbot

Still curious to learn more, or do you have a more specific question?

If still in doubt, just ask – in English or another language!  Want to know the latest on soft plastic recycling or why it’s so important to keep recycling ... see if we can help you find the answer.

Download the free Recycle Mate App to your smartphone

Recycle Mate App is free to download and use. It is a free resource available to every local council, recycler, product stewardship scheme and charity to get involved and promote their initiatives.
The Recycle Mate App has extra features where you can snap a photo of an item to find out your best disposal option. You can download the app by scanning the QR Code below.