Fee Exempt Waste Disposal

Fee exemptions now apply for Burdekin residents at the Kirknie Road landfill and at the Ayr, Home Hill and Giru waste transfer stations.

Exemptions from fees are granted for waste that would normally be put into the general waste bin (red lid) and certain other types of household waste. To be eligible, all waste must be sorted waste.

Fee exempt dumping is available to Burdekin residents for sorted waste only. Driver’s licence must be shown as evidence of residence.

Fees apply for unsorted domestic waste and commercial waste and other types of waste including some recyclable items.

Sorted waste is waste that does not contain

  • Household recyclables
  • Cardboard
  • Metal and appliances
  • Greenwaste
  • Timber
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Concrete, bricks, pavers, asphalt and soil
  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • Hazardous materials
  • E-waste (computers, monitors, televisions, keyboards)

Fee exemptions also apply to certain recyclable wastes listed below.

Dumping at the Transfer Stations

Where can I take my waste?

You can dump sorted waste at the Ayr, Home Hill and Giru Waste Transfer Stations.

Fees apply for the following wastes

  • All unsorted waste, commercial waste and non-resident waste
  • Tyres
  • Metal appliances not decommissioned
  • More than 20L of cooking oil or more than 6L of motor oil
  • More than 3 oil filters (Ayr and Home Hill waste transfer stations only)
  • Waste oil containers
  • Commercial cardboard (Ayr and Home Hill waste transfer stations only)
  • Recyclable plastic drums (Ayr waste transfer station only)
  • Recyclable bumper bars (Ayr waste transfer station only)
  • Contaminated recyclable materials

 Fee exemptions apply to the following wastes

  • Vehicle batteries – at transfer stations only
  • Motor oil maximum of 6L, or cooking oil to a maximum of 20L- at transfer stations only
  • E-Waste – At Ayr Waste Transfer station only
  • Domestic cardboard – At Home Hill and Ayr waste transfer stations
  • Oil filters to a max of 3- At Home Hill and Ayr waste transfer stations
  • Greenwaste – at all facilities
  • Scrap metal – at all facilities
  • Household recyclables – at all facilities

Prohibited items

  • Hazardous materials including gas bottles, asbestos, paints
  • Stumps and logs greater than 300mm in diameter
  • Construction and demolition waste – including concrete, pavers, kitchens, bathroom, plasterboard, roofing materials, flooring, etc.
  • Soil
  • Treated timber including all pallets
  • Asbestos
  • Agricultural plastics including trickle tape
  • Waste in trucks or large trailers more than 3m in length
  • Offensive material such as quantities of meat, fish and dead animals.

Dumping at the Kirknie Road Landfill

Domestic sorted self-haul construction and demolition waste is included as fee exempt waste at the Kirknie Road landfill. This must contain no other recyclables and can include:

  • Separated metal such as piping, sinks, roofing iron etc.
  • Separated timbers – separated into treated timber and untreated timber stockpiles
  • Separated clean fill, concrete, bricks, blocks, pavers, tiles. Separated concrete must not contain metals such as reinforcing rods and posts and concrete/asphalt shall be separated between small and large stockpiles and must not require rock breaking.

Additional fee exempt items

  • Car bodies and scrap metals
  • Soil
  • Household recyclables
  • Greenwaste

Fees apply for the following waste

  • General mixed domestic or unsorted waste, non-resident waste, construction and demolition waste and commercial and industrial waste
  • All commercial and unsorted domestic construction and demolition waste
  • Tyres
  • Metal appliances not decommissioned
  • Commercial and non-resident treated timber
  • Lightweight plastic/polystyrene
  • Stumps/logs larger than 300mm
  • Dead animals
  • Asbestos
  • Contaminated recyclable materials

Prohibited items

  • Hazardous materials including gas bottles, paints and chemicals
  • Liquids and sludges
  • Oil
  • Batteries

View more information about the Landfill and Transfer Station locations and opening hours.

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