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Note that Council's transfer stations are now referred to as Resource Recovery Centers.
The Hinchinbrook Shire has two waste facilities available to residents, Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre as well as the Halifax Resource Recovery Centre.
When visiting one of the waste facilities, it is important to consider everyone’s safety. Therefore, visitors should:
Note that Halifax Resource Recovery Centre only accepts waste from domestic sources, all commercial waste is to be diverted to the recovery centre at Warrens Hill.
The following materials are accepted for disposal at one of Hinchinbrook’s Resource Recovery Centres:
The following waste is prohibited at both facilities, more information can be found on Council’s Hazardous Waste Disposal page:
To dispose of general waste or green waste at one of the waste facilities, charges apply. Alternatively, each household within Hinchinbrook Shire is entitled to four virtual vouchers per financial year which allows them to dispose of up to four loads of domestic waste or green waste free of charge, provided that the following requirements are satisfied:
Note that the following items can be disposed of for free (provided that they are placed within their designated area):
More information around recycling can be found on the Recycle Right page.
Waste related fees and charges are evolving as a result of the introduction of the Queensland Waste Levy from 1 July 2019.
Currently Council is receiving a $75 per tonne subsidy for the Queensland Government to limit impacts upon costs associated with the kerbside collection. However, this introduction will be posing further impact on fees and charges associated with the disposal of waste within Council’s waste facilities. To avoid being negatively impacted by rising charges, households can increase resource recovery efforts as majority of recyclables can be disposed of for free. For further information about the Queensland Waste Levy visit https://www.qld.gov.au/wastedisposallevy