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Kingfisher Recycling Centre

Please contact the Kingfisher Recycling Centre, if you would like more information.

Recycling at Aspley Special School began in 1983 with can crushing as a work experience option. Since that time, ‘can crushing’ has been transformed into one of the largest (by volume of product recycled) school-based recycling program, processing over tonnes of recyclables and providing training opportunities for many students with disability.

At some point during their schooling career, Aspley Special School students will engage in recycling-related skills training, including e-waste processing, can crushing, glass sorting, cardboard packing, lid removal, stamp recovery, tree planting and mulching. All students regardless of their ability are involved.

Students are expected to operate within a work-like environment and complete designated tasks, follow expectations, work within set procedures and adhere to WH&S standards. Students develop and practice valuable life and employment-related skills including staying on task, adhering to quality control measures, exhibiting safe behaviours and displaying acceptable work ethics. These skills can subsequently be refined and transferred to a range of work and supported work environments.

We always welcome volunteers to help out, school groups to visit and learn about recycling and the following recyclable donations:

  • Aluminium cans and steel
  • Stamps and envelopes
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Electronic equipment e.g. Computers, laptops, TVs
  • Whitegoods, hot water systems
  • Cardboard boxes and packing materials
  • Car batteries
  • Magazines, books, newspaper
  • Food vegetation scraps for our Brisbane City Council Community Composting Hub.