It’s easier than ever to separate and save at the Landfill

Published on 18 October 2019

Councillor Fisher at the Lakes Creek Road Landfill recycling area.JPG

Recent work at the Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility will make it easier than ever for Rockhampton residents to separate and save. 

Chair of Council’s Waste Committee, Councillor Neil Fisher, said that the new work will make recycling a much simpler task for busy residents.

“We know that people in the Rockhampton Region are great recyclers when it comes to their kerbside bins,” said Cr Fisher.

“These new works aim to make it just as simple to recycle at the Landfill - where it’s not only kind on the environment, but also kind on residents’ wallets.

“While there’s a charge for residents to dump waste at the landfill, it’s free to recycle most items, so it makes absolute sense to separate out your items and drive through the recycling area first.

“By making it as easy as possible for customers to quickly understand where to drive, what to separate, and where to go for assistance, it means that more people will be able to save money and make a responsible choice, without sacrificing their time.

“This is a shared zone for pedestrians and vehicles, so it’s also absolutely important that this area is as safe as possible.

“This new work includes pictograms, directional signs, line marking and colour coding designed to make it simple, safe and fast for residents to separate their materials and recycle effectively.”

Items that can be recycled for free include:

  • E-waste (computers, TVs, keyboards, mouse and all cables, mobile phones)
  • Scrap metal and white goods (car parts, offcuts, microwave, air con, fridge, stove)
  • Car batteries
  • Gas bottles and cylinders
  • Fire extinguishers (water, CO2 and powder only)
  • Epirbs and flares
  • Bulk cardboard
  • Commingled recyclables
  • Paint (architectural paint, undercoats, deck coatings, stains, varnishes)
  • Domestic cooking or motor oils (20L quantity or less)
  • Garden organic waste
  • Tyres (fees apply)
  • Inner spring mattresses (fees apply)
  • Items with potential for re-sale at Trendy Trash