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About Council

Learn more about the Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Citizenship Ceremonies

Hinchinbrook Shire Council Citizenship Ceremonies

Community Events Calendar

A place where you can find and share events that are happening in the Hinchinbrook community.


Disposal of Contaminated Waste and Asbestos

Contaminated Waste

Regulated wastes (as defined in Schedule 7 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 1998), or wastes contaminated with regulated waste, can only be disposed of at Warrens Hill Waste Management Facility. The Department of Environment and Science (DES) regulates the transport of Regulated Waste, and you are required to inform Council 24 hours prior to the transport and disposal of regulated waste. This notification allows Council to advise you of Environment Protection Authority (EPA) requirements and organise an appropriate disposal location at the landfill.

Contaminated soil must be tested prior to delivery to ensure the contamination levels fall within the thresholds that Council is licensed to accept. Acid sulphate soil is not accepted.


Asbestos must be double wrapped, taped up and labelled prior to transportation. You can transport less than 250kg of asbestos without triggering regulated waste transport laws.

Please refer to the Queensland Government Asbestos site for more information on Asbestos and the correct processes for safe removal and disposal.