Changes to the way we manage your waste

We've improved the way we manage your waste

As part of our strategy to improve the services we offer in waste management, and increase our network of disposal options for the Townsville region, we are pleased to introduce an enhanced range of waste management services for our community, which now includes:

  1. Unlimited Domestic Green Waste Disposal. You can dispose of your domestic green waste for free at all of our waste facilities, all year round^.
  2. Two x Free Dump Weekends. Two free dump weekends will be available to all residents on two separate weekends. This council initiative is a great opportunity to clean up around the house and garden. Household rubbish and items will be accepted at all waste facilities free of charge. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more details, including specific dates.
  3. Hard Rubbish Kerbside Collection. We are making waste removal and waste management even easier, with the introduction of free kerbside collection for all residents throughout a nominated period. Keep an eye on our website or Facebook page for full details and collection dates for your suburb.
  4. Free Recycling at all Facilities. We encourage you to recycle the following items at any of our waste facilities for free all year round^.
    • Batteries
    • TVs, computers and printers (up to 20 pieces)**
    • Clean metals and cardboard **
    • Used oil (up to 20L)
    • Gas bottles (up to 9kg)*
    • Mixed recycles from your yellow lid bin
  5. Fortnightly collection of your recycling wheelie bin. Recycling bins are collected fortnightly, but remember, if you need to dispose of your recyclable waste before your scheduled collection date, you can drop your recyclable waste into any of our waste facilities for free 363 days a year.
  6. Weekly Collection of your General Waste Wheelie Bin. This service accommodates the removal of your general household waste, on a regular weekly basis.
^All facilities closed on Good Friday & Christmas Day
*excluding Bluewater & Toomulla
**excluding Bluewater, Toomulla & Magnetic Island

To locate your nearest waste facility or for more information go to our Transfer Stations and Landfills page.

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