Waste Frequently Asked Questions Waste Frequently Asked Questions


Items bearing the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and/or 7 can be placed into your recycle bin at home which is then transported to the Material Recycling Facility in Rockhampton for sorting and then sent away for recycling.


Please visit here for asbestos disposal information.

Car Bodies

Car bodies are only accepted at Benaraby Landfill and Agnes Water Transfer Station. All liquids/oils must be drained. A private towing contractor must be used for removal from your property. Please refer to a phone directory to contact a tow truck driver.


Fuel cannot be disposed of as it is volatile and if mixed with other waste may explode. For a small amount of fuel, leave the container lid open so the fuel can evaporate into the atmosphere. Or it may be suitable for use in a lawn mower.

Green Waste

Green Waste is free for disposal in volumes no greater then a single axle trailer and single wheel ute/car trailer. Large loads disposed of in other vehicles will incur a disposal charge.


Council does not accept mercury at any landfill or transfer station. This includes thermometers containing mercury. Please contact a contractor for collection by visiting the Recycling Near You website.

Waste/Cooking Oils

Waste oil must not go into the general or recycle wheelie bins. Small quantities of waste engine oil and cooking oils can be disposed of at all sites with no charge. Oil drums must not be over 20 litres and must not contain any kitty litter.


You can take your waste paint and packaging to our Paintback sites at either Benaraby Landfill or Gladstone Transfer Station. There is a maximum of 100 litres stowed in up to 20 litre containers per visit.

White Goods

Disposal of selected white goods (ovens, washing machines etc) is free, fridges/freezers and air cons are $5.50 each due to de-gas charges.

Council advises that the refrigerant in old fridges or freezers should be recovered by a licensed technician, to avoid escape of the material into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming.

LPG Gas Cylinders

Domestic cylinders, up to 9kg, can be disposed of at the cost of $5.50 each due to de-gas charges. Oxyacetylene cylinders should be returned to:

9 Red Rover Road
Ph: 4972 2533

For Gas Cylinders over 9 kg, a company in Bundaberg called Bundy Hot Gas will take cylinders.

Bundy Hot Gas
4 Brickworks Circuit
Svensson Heights 4670
Ph: 4154 1317
Website: https://www.bundyhotgas.com.au


Timber can be disposed of free by domestic residents, if it is considered clean. Kitchen cupboards, bench tops and stained and/or laminated chipboard are not considered clean wood, therefore a fee will be charged.

Scrap Metal

Scrap metal (e.g. rain water tanks, hot water systems) is free for disposal for domestic loads. Commercial loads may be sold directly to metal recyclers.

Car Batteries

Car batteries are accepted free at all sites.

Mobile Phones

Mobile muster collection bins can be found at all Council offices.

Sharps Disposal

Sharps disposal bins can be found at Council's offices at Calliope and Gladstone, and the Boyne Tannum Community Centre.

Agricultural & Veterinary Chemicals

For safe collection of unwanted chemicals register at www.chemclear.com.au or phone 1800 008 182.

Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers can be taken to:

Chubb Fire Safety
Shop 4, 35 Chapple Street
Ph: 4973 4500.