Waste Management Facilities
Ayr Transfer Station
Transfer stations are not a landfill or dump. They are designed to receive local residents' domestic self-hauled waste and recycling that can be separated into various waste streams for transfer and disposal to recycling facilities or the landfill.
Council offers free disposal for the majority of household waste for Burdekin residents only. You may be asked to provide proof of Burdekin residency.
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 Ayr Transfer Station for FREE if you sort them from your domestic waste.
- Household recyclables including plastics (1-5), cardboard and paper, aluminum, steel cans and foil trays, and glass bottles and jars;
- Greenwaste including logs and stumps
- Batteries including car batteries, rechargable battereis and household batteries (See Council's A-Z of waste for a full list)
- Fluro lightbulbs
- Scrap metal, appliances, degassed white goods and degassed air-conditioners
- Gas bottles (domestic only)
- Used cooking oil (up to 20 litres)
- Used motor oil (up to 6 litres)
- Used oil filters (no more than 3)
- Plastic waste oil containers (no more than 5)
- 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)
- Flares and EPIRBs
- Small quantity of timber (up to half a ute load or small trailer load - Refer to timber acceptance guideline fact sheet)
- Household furniture and goods, toys, bikes, brick a brac, tools etc in good reusable condition
- DrumMUSTER drums (For further details see the Agricultural Waste page)
The following items are recycled at the Ayr Transfer Station but do have a disposal fee:
- Un-degassed whitegoods
- Un-degassed air-conditioners
- Commercial cardboard
- Commercial gas bottles
- 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)
- Plastic waste oil containers (more than 5)
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