Frequently Asked Questions


No, golf balls aren’t biodegradable or environmentally friendly because they don’t break down in the ground.

Unfortunately, golf balls are harmful to the environment.

If not recycled correctly, they contribute to landfill and pollute waterways.

You can dispose of used and damaged golf balls by:

Yes, golf balls can be recycled and given new life.

Find your closest bin location to drop off old golf balls or contact

Golf Ball Recycling

Contact to start the process of getting a GBR branded golf ball recycling bin.

Our golf ball recycling bins are lockable, and come in two sizes:

  • 120 L 
  • 240 L

The 120 L bin holds approximately 1,500 balls. Weighing 75 KGs when full.

The 240 L bin holds approximately 3,000 balls. Weighing 150 KGs when full.

GBR have partnered with Professional Golf Equipment who manufacture new competition and practice range golf balls to provide customers with a seamless end to end golf ball recycling solution. PGE will supply new balls and as part of that supply agreement GBR will collect and recycle your old golf balls.

Yes! We take golf balls in any condition – damaged, old, discoloured etc.

Book a collection here or email for all collection and inquiries.

Waste Management Plan (WMP)

A comprehensive Waste Management Plan involves policies and procedures that help diminish your business’s impact on:

  • Landfills
  • Toxic water waste
  • Greenhouse emissions

With GBR’s expertise and consultancy, we help you develop an effective, and crucial, Waste Management Plan to change your waste disposal habits and become a more environmentally friendly business. 

Upon your completion of the WMP program, an instantly recognisable GBR Ecotick Certification is awarded.

Upon your completion of the WMP program, an instantly recognisable GBR Ecotick Certification is awarded. GBR Ecotick Certification Logo

The Ecotick serves as a testament to your:

  1. Commitment towards eco-friendly practices
  2. Forward-thinking initiatives
  3. Implementation of certified waste management processes

It also highlights your dedication to sustainable practices and responsible environmental management.


The Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC) was established in 2006 as a group comprising the key national bodies of the golf industry in Australia, designed to work together for the common good of the game and the industry. The Council is made up of representatives from: