The kerbside waste service for the Burdekin Shire is either a Three-Bin Service or a Two-Bin Service.  The map defining the service areas is held in Council’s Environment and Health Section.

The Two-Bin Service consists of:-

A 140 litre kerbside refuse service, or alternatively a 240 litre service (bin with red lid)* collected weekly.

A 240 litre kerbside recycling service (bin with yellow lid) collected fortnightly.

The Three-Bin Service includes the following in addition to the above service:-

A 240 litre kerbside green waste service (bin with light green lid) collected on alternate fortnights.

* Residents may request to change to the 240 litre general waste bin.  The larger bin will incur a higher charge.


Council will charge all residents within the defined service area for waste services.

Council will provide waste services to occupied land only.

The owner or occupier of any residential premises, land or structure within the defined service area that is capable of producing waste will be levied a waste service charge.  The type of waste service charge will depend on whether the premise is located within a Three-Bin Service a Two-Bin Service area.


Waste Collection Fees are determined annually at the Budget Meeting of the Burdekin Shire Council.  To determine current fees applicable to the following waste services available, please refer to Council’s Revenue Statement 2017-2018 attached in Reports, Budgets and Plans:-

140L Rural Residential 2 Bin Service
 240L Rural Residential 2 Bin Service  
140L Residential 3 Bin Service
240L Residential 3 Bin service
240L Commercial 2 Bin Service
240L Commercial 3 Bin Service
140L Multiple Residential 2 Bin Service
240L Multiple Residential 2 Bin Service 
Multiple Residential Green Waste Service as determined by Council authorised officer and in proportion to residences serviced
Additional 140L Residential Refuse Bin
Additional 240L Residential Refuse Bin
Additional 240L Commercial Refuse Bin
Additional Residential Recycle Bin
Additional Commercial Recycle Bin Additional Green Waste Bin

 Who to contact

For more information on waste collection charges…

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

Google Map
145 Young Street,
Ayr Qld 4807
Postal AddressPO Box 974
Ayr Qld 4807
Opening hours8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)
(07) 4783 9800 – Business hours
(07) 4783 9800 – After hours (the same number)
Fax(07) 4783 9999
OnlineUse the Online Contact Form

Building Certification and Plumbing Officers

Early OpeningPlease phone (07) 4783 9942 if you need to access the Building and Plumbing Department between 7am – 8am, Monday to Friday.

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries please email

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