Specialised disposal and recovery options
We accept many materials, including a range of hazardous and bulky items.
These materials must be separated to the appropriate areas at our facilities for recovery or safe disposal.
In addition to the materials we accept, there are a growing number of recycling and recovery options provided by other organisations. More information on these programs is available on our website.
The following items can be disposed of at Council's Waste and Resource Recovery Facilities:
Book asbestos disposal 24 hours ahead on 5540 5111.
Asbestos is a building material that was extensively used in Australia from the 1940s until the 1980s, most commonly in cement sheeting, pipes, roofing and guttering.
Asbestos becomes a health hazard when fibres of breathable size become airborne and are then inhaled, causing asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Council has strict policies and procedures guiding the disposal of asbestos at Council facilities, including:
- Asbestos quantities must be wetted down and double-wrapped in thick plastic in manageable sizes, as the customer will have to handle it themselves.
- Disposal will generally be required prior to 3pm.
- Disposal of commercial quantities of asbestos must be accompanied by a Waste Transport Certificate.
For your safety and the safety of the community:
- Don’t store or reuse any asbestos materials.
- Don’t dispose of asbestos waste in a domestic rubbish bin, skip or Council waste collections.
- Don’t dump asbestos waste - fines apply
Chemical disposal is available approximately once every 12 months.
ChemClear - Agvet chemical colletion program - collects surplus agricultural and veterinary chemicals. Register through ChemClear to participate in the program: chemclear.org.au/register-your-chemical.
Please do not bring chemicals to our facilities outside these collections times.
Deceased animals are only accepted at our Central Waste and Resource Recovery Facility located at Bromelton.
Animals that can be disposed of include:
If you bring in a deceased horse or donkey, you must provide a certificate from a vet clearing it of Hendra virus.
Council organises removal of deceased animals from parks, roads and footpaths if they are a traffic hazard or causing offence or nuisance. Call Council on 07 5540 5111.
Eligible containers are non-returnable metal and plastic containers marked with the DrumMuster eligible container logo. This logo may be applied to the container either as a sticker, printed as part of the label, or embossed into the container material.
When you arrive, please advise the Waste Service Officer on site that you have DrumMuster drum to be disposed of so they can make sure they are handled and stored appropriately.
All containers must be triple rinsed and have the lids removed before drop off. Failure to do this may result in your containers not being accepted.
Commercial disposal charges apply to returns in excess of 250 kilograms. Drums should be wrapped in manageable sizes as they will need to be unloaded by hand and placed in the designated DrumMuster area.
The program will not accept petroleum or liquid chlorine containers that are used for non-agricultural purposes. All eligible containers must carry the DrumMuster logo.
Visit drummuster.org.au for more information.
Up to 9 kg.
E-waste covers discarded electronics and electrical components, that is, things that you can plug-in or that take batteries, for example, kitchen appliances, computers and toys.
E-waste contains toxic chemicals that can pollute, such as lead, mercury and arsenic, and valuable resources that can be extracted, such as precious metals.
This service is free to residents and includes the following types of items:
Television, Printer, Scanner, Photocopier, Flat Screen Monitors, Laptop, Docking Station, Keyboard, Computer Mouse, Palm Pilot /Hand Held Devices, External Modem, Peripherals, PABX Systems, Data Projector, Switch/Hub Devices, Server, Main Frame, Router, Tape Drives, Server Racking, Cables, Telephones, Mobile Phone, Sandwich Maker, Electric Heater, Microwave, Kettle, Camera, VCR Player, DVD Player, Hi-Fi System, Speakers, Video Recorder, iPod /MP3 Player, Toaster, Vacuum Cleaner, lron, Typewriter.
- grass cuttings and garden clippings
- bushes, shrubs
- tree branches, stumps, trunks or root balls (less than 40cm diameter)
Please separate your green waste items from other wastes so they can be stockpiled separately and mulched.
Mulch is available free for residents who load the mulch into their trailer or ute themselves.
Not household batteries - these are the most common cause of landfill and waste truck fires. Aldi, Batteryworld and other retailers recycle household batteries free of charge.
Mobile Muster is a not-for-profit program funded by handset and accessory manufacturers and network carriers. They want to see old phones turned into brand new technology and not ending up in landfills and creating environmental hazards.
You can drop your old mobile phone, accessories, cables and even smart watches to any participating collection site for free. See Recycle A Mobile or the locations below.:
Customer Contact Centres
- Peak Crossing
Paint can be disposed of free of charge at Boonah, Canungra and Central (Beaudesert) transfer stations through the Paintback program.
Paintback takes unwanted paint and packaging and responsibly disposes of it, diverting it from landfill and waterways. Containers are recycled and waste paint is treated in a number of ways, including energy recovery for solvent and liquid/solid separation for water-based paint.
Paintback accepts up to 100 litres per visit, stowed in containers of 20 litres or less. Paintback cannot take industrial and specialist coatings and other tints and surface treatments.
- Interior and exterior architectural paint
- Deck coatings and floor paints
- Undercoats and sealers
- Stains and shellacs
- Varnishes and urethanes (single component)Wood coatings and packaging.
Visit paintback.com.au for more information.
Fire ants are a highly invasive species.
Under the Biosecurity Act 2014, individuals and organisations have a general biosecurity obligation to take all reasonable steps to ensure they do not spread fire ants.
Council’s waste and resource recovery facilities have strict protocols about bringing soil and other items from a Fire Ant Restricted Zone.
Restricted items include:
- Soil (fill, clay, scrapings, topsoil, potting media and any other material from the ground).
- Mulch, manure, bark, hay, pot plants, potting mix, turf, gravels, poultry litter and green waste that has been stockpiled before disposal.
- NOTE: Freshly cut green waste (same day as disposal) is not a restricted item and can be disposed of at all sites.
Restricted items from Restricted Zone 1 can only be taken to a Waste and Resource Recovery Facility in Zones 1 or 2.
Restricted items from Zone 2 can only be taken to a Waste and Resource Recovery Facility in Zone 2.
Restricted Zone 1 suburbs:
Anthony, Blantyre, Coleyville, Fassifern, Frazerview, Harrisville, Kalbar, Kents Lagoon, Kulgun, Limestone Ridges, Lower Mount Walker, Merryvale, Milbong, Milora, Moorang, Mount Forbes, Mount Walker, Mount Walker West, Munbilla, Mutdapilly, Obum, Obum, Peak Crossing, Radford, Roadvale, Rosevale, Silverdale, Tarome, Templin, Teviotville, Undullah, Warrill View, Washpool, Wilson Plains, Woolooman.
Restricted items from Zone 1 can be taken to the following waste facilities:
Beaudesert, Canungra, Tamborine Mountain, Peak Crossing and Kalbar.
N.B. Kalbar does not take green waste.
Restricted Zone 2 suburbs:
Allenview, Beaudesert, Benobble, Biddaddaba, Birnam, Bromelton, Boyland, Canungra, Coulson, Cryna, Gleneagle, Josephville, Kagaru, Kerry, Nindooinbah, Tabragalba, Tamborine, Tamborine Mountain, , Veresdale, Veresdale Scrub, Witheren, Wonglepong, Wyaralong.
Restricted items from Zone 2 can be taken to the following waste facilities:
Beaudesert, Canungra and Tamborine Mountain
For further information on fire ants, visit www.fireants.org.au
White goods - includes refrigeration & air-conditioning units, freezers & vehicles with intact air conditioner systems.
Charges apply to check and degas the units in accordance with environmental legislation
This includes asbestos products, dead animals and other types of waste that may require special burial at the landfill.
Accepted with Council approval and prior arrangement only.
(See Asbestos and Deceased Animal sections above for more information)