A-Z Waste in Burdekin


AAerosol cans (empty)Recycling wheelie bin
Aluminium cans (empty)Recycling wheelie bin
AsbestosDisposed directly to landfill only. Restrictions apply for the handling and transport of materials containing asbestos.
BBatteries (car)Recycling section of the waste transfer stations.
Batteries (mobile phone)In the Mobile phone collection container in the foyer of Council’s Customer Service Centre.
Batteries (dry cell/household)Refuse wheelie bin
BikesUsable bikes can be deposited at the Second hand section or broken bikes can be disposed of at transfer stations in the scrap metal
BooksRecycling wheelie bin or charity shops
BricksRecyling section of Landfill*
Building wasteLandfill*
CCardboard (flattened)Recycling wheelie bin. Cardboard bins also available at Ayr and Home Hill waste transfer stations.
Cartons – egg, milk, juice, etc (flattened)Recycling wheelie bin
CarpetTransfer station or landfill* Offcuts can be disposed of in your refuse wheelie bin
Chemicals and Cleaning ProductsReturn to supplier or Chemcollect program
Crockery/Ceramics/PorcelainRefuse wheelie bin
Cigarette buttsRefuse wheelie bin
ClothingCharity organisations
ComputersTransfer station or landfill*
ConcreteRecycling section of Landfill*
Construction and Demolition WasteLandfill*
Cooking OilOil collection area of Ayr/Home Hill transfer stations or an authorised collection agency*
Chemical Containers (designated containers only)DrumMuster Program
DDetergent Containers – cleanedRecycle wheelie bin
EElectrical AppliancesDesignated area at transfer stations* or landfill*
E-wastegeneral waste at transfer stations
FFurniture/Fridges/FreezersDesignated area at transfer stations*
Food ScrapsRefuse wheelie bin or compost bin/worm farm
GGlass bottles and jars (separate lids)Recycling wheelie bin
Gas CylindersReturn to supplier
Grass clippingsGreen waste bin
HHousehold WasteRefuse wheelie bin
HerbicidesChemcollect Program or return to supplier
IIce Cream ContainerRecycling wheelie bin
JJuice bottles/cartonsRecycling wheelie bin
Junk mailRecycling wheelie bin
KKitty litterRefuse wheelie bin
LLawn MowersTransfer stations or straight to landfill* or recycled in metal or second hand shop.
LeavesGreen waste bin
Light bulbs and tubesRefuse wheelie bin
MMattressesTransfer stations or straight to landfill*
Milk Cartons/bottlesRecycling wheelie bin
MagazinesRecycling wheelie bin
Marine FlaresDesignated Section at Ayr Transfer Station
Mirrors and broken glassRefuse wheelie bin
Mobile phonesCollection container in foyer of Council Office in Young St. Ayr
Motor OilsOil collection facilities in Ayr or Home Hill transfer stations or an authorised collection agency*
NNappiesRefuse wheelie bin
NewspaperRecycling wheelie bin
OOil/Oil FiltersOil collection area of transfer stations or an authorised collection agency*
Old lettersRecycling wheelie bin
Ovenware and PyrexRefuse wheelie bin
PPrunings, twigs and small branchesGreen waste bin
Petroleum products (oil)Oil collection area of transfer stations or an authorised collection agency*
PaperRecycling wheelie bin
Plastic containersRecycling wheelie bin
Paint tins (empty and dry)Transfer stations or waste bins. Metal tins to scrap metal
Packaging material e.g. bubble wrap and polystyrene foamRefuse wheelie bin
Plastic BagsRefuse wheelie bin or plastic bag recycling bins at Coles/Woolworths Supermarkets
SScrap MetalRecycling section of Ayr/Home Hill transfer stations or recycling area at landfill. No charges apply for clean scrap metal.
Shampoo BottlesRecycling wheelie bin
Soft Drink Bottles/CansRecycling wheelie bin
Steel CansRecycling wheelie bin
SyringesContact Council’s Customer Service Centre
TTelevisionDisposed to landfill via Transfer stations or straight to landfill*
Telephone bookRecycling wheelie bin
TyresRecycling section of Ayr/Home Hill transfer station or landfill*
WWhite GoodsDesignated section of transfer stations or landfill. Fees apply for the decommissioning of appliances containing refrigerant gas.
Window GlassRefuse wheelie bin
WoodUntreated and uncontaminated timber may be placed in the green waste section of the transfer stations or landfill (charges apply for logs or poles in excess of 300mm diameter)
XX-RayRefuse wheelie bin
YYellow PagesRecycling wheelie bin

*A fee is charged for the disposal of these items therefore please refer to Council’s Fees and Charges.

Authorised oil collection agency


77-79 Enterprise Road, Bohle, Townsville Ph: 4774 7333



Council holds a DrumMuster program on the first Wednesday of every month at the Ayr Transfer Station. Contact Council’s Customer Service Centre to make an appointment. Ph: 4783 9800.

DrumMuster also operates from Home Hill and Giru Transfer Stations – during normal business hours with no appointment necessary and also at Clare Waste Transfer Station by appointment (telephone 0407827155)


Second Hand Items

Salvagable goods are available for sale at the Ayr and Home Hill Transfer Station

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