White goods are classed as large electrical goods used domestically such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and dryers, typically white in colour.
White goods can be taken to any of Council's Waste Transfer Stations or Kirknie Landfill.
Please note no commercial waste can be disposed of at the Clare Transfer Station.
Domestic customers can dispose of fridges and freezers free of charge. Commercial customers can dispose of degassed fridges and freezers free of charge but fees apply for units requiring de-gassing.
Council engages a contractor to extract the gas from un-degassed units. Once the units are degassed they are classed as scrap metal and recycled accordingly.
Unwanted wire should be placed in your red-lidded refuse bin.
It cannot be recycled and should not be placed in your yellow-lidded recycle bin. Items such as wire and rope cause the machinery at the recycling facility to malfunction or breakdown.
Alternately you can dispose of wire in the scrap metal recycling section of Council's waste management facilities.
Wood such as tree prunings and small branches 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 provide 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 quantities of mulch.