Landfill and Waste Transfer Stations

Landfill and Waste Transfer Stations

We have one landfill and seven transfer stations that are open to the public for the purpose of waste disposal and depositing recycling. Council offers residents free household green waste and recycling disposal at all facilities, year round. For information on disposal of hazardous waste click here. 

View the complete Fees and Charges schedule for Rockhampton Regional Council including waste disposal or refer to the Fees and Charges Factsheet for more information. 

Green Waste

Green waste disposal is free. 

Mulched green waste is available from Lakes Creek Road Landfill for free to residents to improve the quality of their gardens. Free mulched green waste is limited to a large trailer load or up to five tonnes per project, subject to stock level and availability, and must be self-loaded. Currently located behind the Tip Shop - drive through the Recycling Area to access.

Landfill

Lakes Creek Road Landfill | 152 Lakes Creek Road

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7am – 5pm | Closed Christmas Day

Accepted items for disposal:

Prior to the weighbridge for free drop off:

  • glass, cardboard, paper, bulk cardboard, e-waste (computers, photocopiers, TVs, keyboards, printer cartridges, mobile phones), plastics (with recycling symbol, numbers 1-7), aluminium and steel cans, 20L domestic motor oil and cooking oil, vehicle batteries, architectural paint, pre-loved household items including clothing, furniture and bric-a-brac (reusable condition, acceptance is at the discretion of Trendy Trash staff), flares and EPIRBS, gas bottles and cylinders, fire extinguishers (water, CO2 and powder only), small scrap metal, small white goods (microwave).

Over the weighbridge:

  • Free drop off in Resource Recovery Areas: green waste, large white goods (fridge, freezer, air conditioner, stove, washing machine), large scrap metal, clean soil

  • Fees apply: general household waste, construction and demolition waste, inert waste (soil, concrete, reinforcing steel mix), tyres, mattresses, timber, regulated waste including Asbestos Containing Material.

Tip Shops

Give your pre-loved items another life by holding a garage sale, dropping off reusable items for free at Tip Shops or donating items to your local charity store. Reusingupcycling or repurposing items means that it doesn’t end up buried in landfill - saving you money when disposing of waste and saving the environment.

Lakes Creek Road Landfill Tip Shop Store

Located at the entrance to Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility, the store is re-opening from Friday 8 May 2020.

Opening hours: 8am - 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Store is closed on Christmas Day.

Quality second-hand items at bargain prices are on offer both through the store and online through the Trendy Trash Facebook page.
For online shopping at any time; view the stock, purchase and arrange a time with staff to pick-up your items. EFTPOS payment only.

The Lakes Creek Road Landfill Tip Shop is managed by Queensland Metal Recyclers Pty Ltd.

Gracemere Waste Facility Tip Shop

Located inside the Gracemere Waste Facility - drive up to the Gatehouse to inform staff you wish to access the Tip Shop (cash sales only).

Opening hours: 8am - 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Shop is closed on Christmas Day.

The Gracemere Waste Facility Tip Shop is managed by MEGZ Pty Ltd. 

Waste Transfer Stations

There are seven waste transfer stations in the Rockhampton Region. Waste is transported by Rockhampton Regional Waste and Recycling or their subcontractors to the region's only landfill at Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility for disposal, and recoverable resources are transported to centralised recycling collection points.

Please note:
  • Our regional Waste Transfer Stations do not accept quantities of domestic waste greater than 2 tonnes or any quantity of commercial waste. Domestic waste customers with loads greater than 2 tonnes and all commercial waste customers will be directed to the Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility in North Rockhampton.
  • All Waste Facilities closed to the public Christmas Day
All Waste Transfer Stations accept the following items:
  • Empty oil bottles and drums, Commingled recycling, Motor oil (<20L), Gas bottles, Fire extinguishers (CO2, water and powder only), General household waste, Green Waste, large White goods, Scrap metal, Tyres, Vehicle batteries.

Refer below for additional accepted items at specific Waste Transfer Stations.

Alton Downs Waste Transfer Station | 1890 Ridgelands Road

Opening hours: 
May to August Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm
September to April Tuesday & Thursday: 3pm - 6pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm

 

Bajool Waste Transfer Station | Old Joe Road off Bajool-Port Alma Road

Opening hours:
May to August Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm
September to April Tuesday & Thursday: 3pm - 6pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm

 

Bushley Waste Transfer Station | 431 Brickworks Road

Opening hours:
May to August Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm
September to April Tuesday & Thursday: 3pm - 6pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm

Additional accepted items: Empty clean DrumMUSTER eligible AgVet chemical containers.

 

Bouldercombe Waste Transfer Station | Inslay Avenue

Opening hours:
May to August Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm
September to April Tuesday & Thursday: 3pm - 6pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm

 

Gracemere Waste Transfer Station | Corner of Allen Road and Lucas Street

Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday 7am - 12 noon and 12:30pm - 5pm

Additional accepted items: Empty clean DrumMUSTER eligible AgVet chemical containers, Good condition preloved household items, E-waste.

 

Mount Morgan Waste Transfer Station | Racecourse Road

Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday: 8.00am - 4.00pm

Additional accepted items: Good condition preloved household items.

Top tips to reduce waste disposal costs

Everybody can reduce the amount of waste they create and send to landfill.  Separate your general waste from recyclables and you will save! By using the recycling drop off areas before disposing in landfill, you can save money on disposal fees. Free disposal is only available to residents of the Rockhampton Region. Disposal by customers from outside the Region will not be accepted.

Here are some top tips to reduce your disposal costs. Drop off options vary between waste facilities so if you are unsure, ask a friendly staff member or check on the Waste Transfer Stations page. 

Use the FREE Commingled Recycling drop off

If your items are acceptable in the yellow-lid recycling wheelie bin, you can also drop them off for free at all Waste Transfer Stations' commingled recycling bins.

Accepted recyclable items:

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium and steel cans
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Moulded plastic containers (with recycling symbol numbers 1 – 7) (No Styrofoam even though it has symbol)

Remember; No lids, No food scraps, No plastic bags.

Use the FREE drop off for pre-loved household items

Available at Lakes Creek Road, Gracemere or Mount Morgan Waste Management Facilities.

Pre-loved household items includes; furniture, tools, sports equipment, books, spare parts, building materials and bric-a-brac. If it is in reusable condition, good quality and clean, ask a staff member to look it over before dropping off for free.  Acceptance is at the discretion of staff and depends on quality, resale and current stock.

Use the FREE scrap metal drop off

White goods and metals including fridges, freezers, air conditioners, microwaves, fence panels, roller doors, furniture frames, tyre rims, mattress inner spring coil or metal off cuts.

Separate items that need degassing and drop it all to the metal pile for free, at all Waste Transfer Stations.

Clean green waste loads are FREE

Green waste loads clean of other waste, are accepted for free at all waste transfer stations. Green waste includes; trimmings, pruning’s, branches, fronds, stumps, trunks, leaves and lawn clippings.

Council conducts inspections of all incoming green waste loads.  Customers identified as attempting to dispose general waste with a green waste load may be charged at a general waste rate for the entire load with possible exclusion from the facility for an extended period.

Use the FREE E-waste drop off

Available at Lakes Creek Road and Gracemere Waste Management Facilities.

E-waste includes:

  • Desk top and laptop computers
  • Monitors
  • Mice and Keyboards
  • Cables
  • Drives
  • Printers, Scanners, Photocopiers 
  • Televisions

QGov Waste Levy 

The Queensland Government introduced a levy on waste going to landfill at $75 per tonne on 1 July 2019.

Queensland sends 55% of its waste to landfill and is the only mainland state without a waste levy, which is being introduced to increase recycling and resource recovery.

Businesses are encouraged to look at how they can reduce waste, separate waste streams and recycle more to help reduce waste disposal costs.

The levy will not affect the cost of residents putting out their kerbside wheelie-bins. The Queensland Government is providing advance payments to local councils to offset the levy on household waste going to landfill.

Residents are encouraged to boost their recycling efforts by finding out what recycling opportunities are available in their local government area.

For free tailored advice on reducing business waste, energy and water, visit ecoBiz (www.ecobiz.cciq.com.au).

The Queensland Government provides exemption for certain charitable recycling entities that meet an eligibility criteria. The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisation (NACRO) is managing this exemption process, to find out more view the information sheet here(PDF, 1MB) or visit their website.

For more information on the waste levy, go to the Queensland Government website (www.qld.gov.au/waste-disposal-levy), or view fact sheet here(PDF, 638KB) or view flyer here(PDF, 162KB) . Alternatively, you can phone; 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or email; wastelevy@des.qld.gov.au .