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Waste Facilities and Fees

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.

Halifax Resource Recovery Centre 

Location: Rifle Range Road, Halifax

Opening Hours:

Wednesday 8.30am to 1.30pm
Thursday 8.30am to 1.30pm
Friday 12.30pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 7.30am to 5.30pm (closed between 12.00pm and 1.00pm)
Sunday 12.30pm to 5.30pm

Please be advised, the Halifax Resource Recovery Centre is closed on Public Holidays. 

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Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre

Location: 45 Bosworth Road, Blackrock

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm 
Saturday and Sunday 8.00am to 5.00pm (closed between 12.30pm and 1.00pm)


The facilities are closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Conditions of Entry

When visiting one of the waste facilities, it is important to consider everyone’s safety. Therefore, visitors should:

  • Follow directions provided by staff at all times;
  • Declare any regulated and potentially hazardous waste to staff, including tyres, waste oil, chemicals, lithium batteries, marine flares etc.;
  • Place all materials within their designated areas (all materials disposed into the general waste skip bins will incur a disposal fee);
  • Children under 12 years of age are to remain within the vehicles at all times;
  • It is recommended that all users wear fully enclosed shoes, long pants, protective glasses (such as sunglasses) and gloves;
  • No scavenging; and
  • No smoking.
Accepted and Prohibited Waste

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:

  • Ammunition;
  • Chemicals (except on dedicated household chemical disposal days);
  • Contaminated soil;
  • Explosives;
  • Flares;
  • Liquid waste; and
  • Radioactive waste.
 Virtual Vouchers, Fees and Charges

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:

  • Residents are able to present proof of residence at the time of visit;
  • The load to be disposed does not exceed one 500kg;
  • The load is brought in a vehicle whose payload does not exceed one tonne;
  • Only one voucher is used at a time; and
  • If required, upon inspection by the weighbridge operator, the waste is deemed to be of a domestic nature.

Note that the following items can be disposed of for free (provided that they are placed within their designated area):

  • Hydrocarbon waste (oil and filters);
  • Batteries;
  • Cardboard;
  • Eligible drums (clean and empty) DrumMUSTER;
  • Empty gas bottles;
  • Household recyclables; and
  • Scrap metals.

More information around recycling can be found on the Recycle Right page.

The Queensland Waste Levy

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