Waste disposals and acceptance

Pile of waste metal

Waste disposal categories and acceptance

Our Waste Management Facilities accept all different types of waste, much of which is recycled.  

In order to help us maximise recycling, residents and businesses are requested to separate their waste into the categories listed below when bringing waste to any of our facilities.

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Waste Disposal Categories

 *Please note disposal limits apply & not all items are accepted for disposal at some our waste facilities. 

Asbestos Mattresses
Batteries - car (lead acid) Oils - car and cooking*
Batteries - all others / NICADS  Paint (PaintBack)
Chemicals* Recyclables (kerbside recycling items)
Chemical drums (DrumMUSTER) Refridgerants (fridges / airconditioners etc)
Concrete and demolision waste Re-saleable items
Dead Animals Steel and other metals
E-Waste (electronic waste) Timber / timber pallets
Garden / green waste Trickle tape and agricultral plastics
Gas bottles Tyres
General mixed waste (household and commercial) X-Rays


Declared Items List

There are certain items which need to be declared when entering our waste facilities: 

  • Asbestos
  • Ammunition / Explosives
  • Batteries (all)
  • Chemicals (domestic)
  • E-Waste (electronic waste)
  • Fluoros Tubes/ Bulbs
  • Fridges/ Aircons
  • Gas Bottles
  • Mattresses
  • Oils (car or cooking)
  • Paint
  • Tyres


Free disposal items

Free disposal when brought into selected facilities, items are declared and delivered to the designated areas 

*Please note some disposal limits apply

General Domestic Only
Batteries (all) Chemicals*
Chemical drums (DrumMUSTER) Fluoros tubes and bulbs
E-Waste (electronitc waste) Gas bottles
Paint (PaintBack) Mobile phones (Mobile Muster)
Refridgerants (fridges / airconditioners etc) Recyclables (kerbside recycling items)
Re-saleable items Oils - engine and cooking*
Steel and other metals  
Trickle tape (not agricultural plastics)  



Waste acceptance load limits (Tirroan and Childers)

C&I (General Waste) - loads no greater than 3m3
C&D Waste - only small loads  - loads less than 0.5m3 accepted