Waste & Recycling

We collect your rubbish 365 days of the year! Find out the collection days for your waste and recycling bins, and how to order a new bin or report damaged bins and missed collections.

Townsville Waste Services is responsible for providing solid waste and recycling services to the Townsville area.

The Townsville Waste Services Customer Service Standard outlines the rights, obligations and performance targets of Townsville Waste Services to its customers.

Kerbside refuse service runs 365 days a year, regardless of public holidays.

Remember it is your responsibility to ensure your bin is out by 6am and accessible at all times for our drivers.

Kerbside Collection

Council’s Kerbside Collection service has been completed for 2019. Over 24,400 households participated and over 2,800 tonnes of waste was collected. Don’t forget that domestic green waste and recycling is free to dispose all year round!

Bins and Collections

Find out the collection days for your waste and recycling bins, and how to order a new bin or report damaged bins and missed collections.

What goes in your Bins

Information about what goes in your bins, other recycling options and Rub Out Rubbish videos.

Recycle Right

Did you know that Townsville residents recycle approximately 12,500 tonnes per year? Now it’s time to look at how we can work together to keep improving our efforts. Learn how you can recycle right with our helpful videos, guides, brochures, factsheets and links.

Transfer Stations and Landfills

Council operates a number of landfills and transfer stations, open to the public for the disposal of waste. Find out more about how you can access them and what you can dispose of.

Domestic Waste

Improvements to waste management include 2 x Free dump weekends, Free Green Waste and Free Kerbside Hard Rubbish Collection.

Commercial Waste

The council commercial waste and recycling team can provide waste and disposal solutions for your commercial property, business or event.

Queensland Government Waste Levy

The Queensland Government is introducing a waste levy on 1 July 2019. The levy underpins the new waste management and resource recovery strategy, intended to increase recycling and recovery.