Waste and Recycling

Waste Bins

Do you know how much waste you make?

Each Australian contributes around one tonne of waste each year – a mixture of household garbage and industrial waste.

In the urban areas of the Burdekin Shire (Ayr, Home Hill, Brandon, Giru, and Alva) we have adopted a three bin waste management system that provides waste, recycling and green waste facilities to all households.

In the remainder of the waste collection area we have a two bin system for waste and recycling.

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    North Queensland’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan

    The North Queensland Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan is currently being drafted.
    Community consultation will include an online survey between 17 February and 21 March 2014 and an invitation for our local community to review the draft plan during May 2014.
    Please complete the online survey now.

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    Your council needs you!

    Council is currently collaborating with Townsville City Council, Hinchinbrook Shire Council and Charters Towers Regional Council to develop a North Queensland Regional Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan (the Plan) which will set out how our local communities will manage waste in the future.

    What is the Plan?

    The Plan will define the future direction of waste management in our local government areas.

    The State Government also will review it so they have a holistic approach to waste management for the entire State.

    The Plan has an indefinite lifespan as it will be reviewed regularly and updated accordingly. Timeframes for the reviews and updates will be identified in the final version of the Plan.

    Why are we collaborating?

    By collaborating together the four councils could identify shared waste management services that could potentially create new or maximise existing benefits, investigate the possibilities of sharing infrastructure and expertise and delivering better regional outcomes, maximising potential efficiencies and productivities.

    Engaging stakeholders and the community

    Understanding the community’s attitude and aspirations for waste reduction and recycling is a core part of identifying the current waste management situation as well as its future direction.

    Your input to the development of the regional Plan is critical in helping the study team understand current community waste management practices and community aspirations for managing waste in the future.

    Complete the Online Survey

    Communities from the four local government areas are being asked to complete the online survey between 17 February and 21 March 2014 to assist with the compiling of this information.

    This survey has been developed to understand our regional community’s expectations and aspirations for waste management now and into the future. This survey is now closed.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide input to this important regional plan.

    Later, during May 2014, we will ask for our local communities to review the Draft Plan in order to finalise it. So watch this space for further developments!

     
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    Recycling

    Recycling is not only environmentally friendly but can be extremely cost effective. You are encouraged to separate materials for recycling to ensure that waste is not disposed to the Landfill unnecessarily. Council imposes a nil/minimum fee for items that can be reprocessed and placed into the designated recycling areas i.e. metals, paper/cardboard, green waste, timber and second-hand household items.

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    The Burdekin Shire Council Kirknie Road Landfill receives vast quantities of waste on a daily basis and the cost of ongoing management is extremely expensive. Unfortunately a large proportion of this waste is potentially recyclable. All persons are encouraged to separate materials for recycling to ensure that waste is not disposed to the Landfill unnecessarily.

    Recycling is not only environmentally friendly but can be extremely cost effective. Council imposes a nil/minimum fee for items that can be reprocessed and placed into the designated recycling areas i.e. metals, paper/cardboard, green waste, timber and second-hand household items.

    Council provides a recycling service for the following items and strongly encourages public use of this service.

    • TYRES (with/without rims)
    • BATTERIES
    • WHITE GOODS
    • HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (i.e. bicycles, garden items etc)
    • WASTE OIL
    • PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
    • OIL FILTERS
    • CAR BODIES
    • ALUMINIUM CANS
    • GLASS BOTTLES/JARS
    • SCRAP METAL
    • GREENWASTE and TIMBER

    Please note that you will need to sort your waste into the relevant categories above and cardboard needs to be flat packed.

    Who to Contact

    For further information on recycling please use any of the following contact methods and a Customer Service Officer will be able to help.

    Please contact the Customer Service Centre using the Online Contact Form.

    You can also contact the Customer Service Centre using one of the following methods.

    Customer Service Centre
    Location 145 Young Street,
    Ayr QLD 4807
    Postal Address PO Box 974
    Ayr QLD 4807
    Opening hours 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)
    Phone (07) 4783 9800 – Business hours
    (07) 4783 9800 – After hours (the same number)
    Fax (07) 4783 9999
    SMS 0437 886 008
    Email
    Online Use the Online Contact Form
    Building Certification and Plumbing Officers
    Early Opening Please phone (07) 4783 9942 if you need access the Building and Plumbing Department between 7am – 8am, Monday to Friday.

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    Waste Collection

    Waste is collected from the kerbside once a week for both domestic and commercial premesis.

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    Waste is collected from the kerbside once a week for domestic and commercial premesis.

    All households in the towns of Ayr, Home Hill, Brandon, Giru, and Alva have a three bin system.

    • Red Lid – General Waste – Collected each week
    • Yellow Lid – Recyclable Waste – Collected fortnightly
    • Green Lid – Green Waste – Collected fortnightly,  on the alternate week to the recycling bin.

    Rural households areas have a two bin system.

    • Red Lid – General Waste – Collected each week
    • Yellow Lid – Recyclable Waste – Collected fortnightly

    Check the collection day for your area using one of the following methods.

    The following provides more information about these services.

    Who to Contact

    For further information regarding waste collection please use any of the following contact methods and a Customer Service Officer will be able to help.

    Please contact the Customer Service Centre using the Online Contact Form.

    You can also contact the Customer Service Centre using one of the following methods.

    Customer Service Centre
    Location 145 Young Street,
    Ayr QLD 4807
    Postal Address PO Box 974
    Ayr QLD 4807
    Opening hours 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)
    Phone (07) 4783 9800 – Business hours
    (07) 4783 9800 – After hours (the same number)
    Fax (07) 4783 9999
    SMS 0437 886 008
    Email
    Online Use the Online Contact Form
    Building Certification and Plumbing Officers
    Early Opening Please phone (07) 4783 9942 if you need access the Building and Plumbing Department between 7am – 8am, Monday to Friday.
  • Waste Disposal

    There are five locations in the Burdekin Shire where you can dispose of waste. The location and opening times are provided for your information.

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    There are five locations in the Burdekin Shire where you can dispose of waste.

    Location and opening times of the waste disposal sites

    To ensure your visit to these sites is hassle free please follow the safety instructions provided.  Please always follow the directions of the attendant on site.

    Please note that the Kirknie Landfill and all the Transfer Stations are closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

    Greenwaste

    Greenwaste can be deposited for free to Council’s Transfer Stations and landfill.  Tree stumps over 0.3m diameter must be taken to the Kirknie Landfill and incur a charge per cubic metre.

    Mulch is free to take in domestic quantities and commerical quantities will incur a charge.  Please note that mulch must be loaded by the person taking it.

    Who to Contact

    For further information regarding waste disposal please use any of the following contact methods and a Customer Service Officer will be able to help.

    Please contact the Customer Service Centre using the Online Contact Form.

    You can also contact the Customer Service Centre using one of the following methods.

    Customer Service Centre
    Location 145 Young Street,
    Ayr QLD 4807
    Postal Address PO Box 974
    Ayr QLD 4807
    Opening hours 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)
    Phone (07) 4783 9800 – Business hours
    (07) 4783 9800 – After hours (the same number)
    Fax (07) 4783 9999
    SMS 0437 886 008
    Email
    Online Use the Online Contact Form
    Building Certification and Plumbing Officers
    Early Opening Please phone (07) 4783 9942 if you need access the Building and Plumbing Department between 7am – 8am, Monday to Friday.
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    What Bin Day

    Find out when your rubbish bin gets collected and if it's recycling week.
    Use the What Bin Day online search facility or the iPhone/Android App to check when your bins will be collected.

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    Online Search

    Need help to put out the right bin on the right day?

    In a busy modern society it can be hard to remember the small things.

    What day is it? Which bins need to be put out on the street? Is it a recycling or a green bin this week?

    Simply click on the link below and enter your address to find out when your bins will be collected.

    You can even print a 12 month calendar showing all your bin collections for the current year.

    Check when your bins are collected.
    (You will need Internet Explorer 7 or later, or any other modern browser.)

    For more information visit the What Bin Day web site.

    Mobile App

    You can also use the “What Bin Day App” for your iPhone and Android devices to help you remember what bin is being collected from your home this week and when.

    The App uses a custom built service that just needs your address to determine a bin collection schedule.

    Watch the “What Bin Day” demo on YouTube.

    Download the App from Google Play or the Apple Store for free today and try it out.

    For a low price of $1 AUD you can also upgrade the App to the full version which unlocks a slew of new features!

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