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Green 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 up to four free disposals of green 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 green waste vouchers, the following principles needs to be met: 

  • Each household within the Hinchinbrook Shire is allocated four 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 green 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 or any other form of 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 any, or all, of the four vouchers allocated to the property already have been utilised;
  • Vouchers are not transferable between properties; and 
  • Commercial operators can use a voucher on behalf of a resident, provided that the operator can provide proof of resident’s consent (such as a signed letter from the resident). 

Some important definitions:

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

Green Waste is composed of garden waste, such as grass clippings, shrub and yard clippings, branches, woodchips, bark, wood, palm fronds, and weeds.