Waste Management Facilities
The Kirknie Road Landfill receives the majority of waste produced in the Burdekin Shire and the cost of ongoing management is extremely expensive. Unfortunately a large proportion of this waste is potentially recyclable. Everyone is encouraged to separate materials for recycling to ensure that waste is not disposed to landfill unnecessarily. Our landfill is capable of accepting a range of general waste items, however we ask that residents and commercial contractors help us to recycle as much as possible by placing recyclable items in the marked areas.
With the introduction of the Queensland Government Waste Levy all waste going to landfill in Queensland will incur the relevant levy. There are exemptions for some specific types of waste. For more information of the Queensland Waste Levy see Council's Waste Levy page.
To comply with the Queensland Waste Levy legislation Council has recently constructed two resource recovery areas specifically designed to segregate, process and store our recyclable resources including:
- Scrap metal
- Bricks and tiles
- Clean fill
All of the above waste products do not attract the levy cost and are recycled or repurposed. For example the concrete, brick and tiles are processed into crushed material and used in the construction of roads at the landfill and clean fill is used for waste cover in the landfill cell.
To encourage the separation of recycable items and minimise the amount of waste disposed of in landfill Council offers free disposal for the majority of household waste for Burdekin domestic residents only.
To take advantage of this you must separate the waste from the recyclable items.
Fees apply to all unsorted domestic waste and commercial waste. Fees apply to certain recyclable items.
See Council's Fees and Charges for more information.
The following items can be recycled at the Kirknie Landfill for FREE if you sort them from your domestic waste.
- Scrap metal and household appliances (i.e. washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, ovens microwaves etc),
- Undegassed and degassed domestic white goods and air-conditioners
- Degassed commerical white goods and air-conditioners
- Gas bottles and fire extinguishers (domestic only)
- Batteries including car batteries, rechargable batteries and household batteries (See Council's A-Z of waste for a full list)
- E Waste (TVs, computers and printers etc – See the E Waste section of our A-Z listing for a full list)
- Cardboard (must be flattened)
- Used cooking oil (up to 20 litres)
- Used motor oil (up to 6 litres)
- Used oil filters (no more than 3)
The following items are recycled at the Kirknie Landfill, but do have a disposal fee:
- Un-degassed commercial whitegoods
- Un-degassed commercial air-conditioners
- Commercial cardboard
- Commercial gas bottles
- Commecial fire extinguishers
- Mattresses (processed to remove metal for recycling) Note: no charge applies to baby/cot mattresses and foam mattresses less than 5cm thick
- Used cooking oil (more than 20 litres)
- Used motor oil (more than 6 litres)
- Used oil filters (more than 3)
- Concrete requiring rockbreaking
The following items cannot be accepted at any of Council's Waste Facilities:
- Liquid waste
- Chemicals and pesticides
- Paints and solvents
- Contaminated soil
- Firearms and ammunition