Grass clippings from the garden can be placed into your lime green-lidded green waste bin. Organics and garden waste should never go into the yellow-lidded recycle bin.
Large amounts of both domestic and commercial green waste (including large logs and tree stumps) can be taken to Council's Ayr, Home Hill and Giru Waste Transfer Station or Kirknie Landfill free of charge.
Recovered garden waste is processed into mulch which Burdekin residents can collect free of charge from Council's Transfer Stations. Mulch needs to be loaded by the person taking it, as Council does not provider a loader on site. If you require a large amount of mulch you can arrange to bring a loader on site providing the operator has all the relevant tickets and public liability insurance. Please contact Council's Waste Services Team on (07) 4783 9800 if you require large quanities of mulch.
Unwanted lawnmowers can be taken to any of Council's Ayr, Home Hill and Giru Waste Transfer Stations free of charge as they are resold in the second hand shop. Lawnmowers in good working condition are popular, as are broken ones as they are often wanted for spare parts where possible. The Transfer Station attendent will access the condition.
If the lawnmower is considered unsalvageable it will be disposed of in the scrap metal recycling section.
If it is unsalvageable it can also be taken to the Clare Transfer Station and Kirknie Landill.
Fluorescent tubes and bulbs and HID (High Intensity Discharge) lamps contain hazardous contaminants and must be disposed of carefully after use. Both fluorescent tubes and bulbs and mercury vapour lamps contain high levels of mercury. Due to their fragile nature, fluorescent light tubes should not be simply be thrown into your red-lidded refuse bin.
For households wishing to recycle their used fluorescent lights they can be taken to Council’s Ayr and Home Hill Waste Transfer Stations.
Light bulbs are processed to recover the glass, aluminium components and phosphor containing mercury. The mercury is recovered by distillation for reuse.
Burdekin Shire Council is not licensed to accept liquid waste at our waste facilities.
For disposal of a variety of different types of liquid waste we recommend contacting Cleanaway.
For further information please visit their website https://www.cleanaway.com.au/services/liquid-waste/