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General Waste Vouchers

Council is committed to supporting a responsible, fair and sustainable waste service for the Hinchinbrook Shire households.

That is why Council provides local domestic households with two free vouchers for the disposal of general waste per financial year. These vouchers can be used at Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre and Halifax Resource Recovery Centre.

To access the general waste vouchers, the following rules need to be met: 

  • Each household within the Hinchinbrook Shire is allocated two general waste vouchers per financial year. Unused vouchers cannot be transferred to the following financial year;
  • Vouchers can only be used for the free disposal of domestically sourced general waste generated from the actual property for which the voucher is allocated;
  • Vouchers can only be used for loads up to 250kg (equal to a full ute tray or a trailer) and delivered in a vehicle with a GVM of less than 4.5t;
  • The vouchers are virtual, and a listing is held within Council's system at each facility, therefore, no paper copies will be distributed;
  • To access a voucher, residents must provide proof of residence, such as a Drivers Licence, Rates Notice or any other form of official identification stating the residential address. The inability to provide proof of residence will lead to the customer being charged full cost for the transaction;
  • Vouchers are attached to the property and not to a person. Should a property have a new tenant or owner, they are not entitled to any additional vouchers should one or both of the two vouchers allocated to the property already have been utilised; and
  • Vouchers are not transferable between properties.

Some important definitions:

Domestically sourced general waste refers to general waste generated at a domestic premise and is taken from that premise by or on behalf of the occupier that generated the waste.  

General Waste is composed of any household waste with recyclable items removed.