Landfill and Waste Transfer Stations

All waste facilities will operate as usual during public holiday periods. 

We have one landfill and seven waste transfer stations that are open to the public for the purpose of waste disposal and depositing recycling. Council offers residents recycling disposal at all facilities, all year round.

Waste Facilities Map

Fees and Charges

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

New disposal charges

From 1 July 2021 there are some new disposal charges for domestic and commercial customers to cover the cost of handling and processing some items.
Freezers, fridges, air conditioners will be charged at $8.00 per unit
Solar Panels will be charged at $9.00 per unit

Green waste disposal charges commenced from 2 August 2021. Refer to the 2021-22 Waste Facilities Fact sheet(PDF, 319KB) for more information about the new green waste charges. 



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), plastics (with recycling symbol, numbers 1-7), aluminium and steel cans, 20L domestic motor oil and cooking oil, vehicle batteries, 20L non-industrial architectural paint (max 100L per customer), pre-loved household items including clothing, furniture and bric-a-brac (reusable condition, acceptance is at the discretion of Community Recycling Centre staff), gas bottles and cylinders, fire extinguishers (water, CO2 and powder only), small scrap metal.

Over the weighbridge:

  • Free drop off metals - large white goods such as stoves and washing machines  (excluding fridge, freezer, air conditioner), large scrap metal, clean soil, flares and EPIRBS.

  • Fees apply: general household waste, green waste, refrigerated white goods, construction and demolition waste, inert waste (soil, concrete, reinforcing steel mix), tyres, mattresses, timber, regulated waste including asbestos containing material (ACM).

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. Waste loads may be rejected or referred to other waste facilities if loads are going to exceed operational capacity. In particular, 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
  • In relation to green waste, a commercial green waste customer is determined as any customer that arrives at a Waste Transfer Station in a vehicle displaying a green waste service with a load greater than a ute/6 x 4 trailer. Commercial green waste customers will be directed to the Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility for the disposal of their green waste.
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:

or download the fact sheet: Waste Facilities including rural transfer stations locations(PDF, 1MB) (PDF, 1MB)(including map), opening hours and accepted items(PDF, 1MB)

Alton Downs Waste Transfer Station | 1890 Ridgelands Road

Opening hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm


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

Opening hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm


Bushley Waste Transfer Station | 431 Brickworks Road

Opening hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm

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


Bouldercombe Waste Transfer Station | Inslay Avenue

Opening hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm


Lakes Creek Road Waste Transfer Station |152 Lakes Creek Road

Part of the operations at Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility

Opening hours: Every day except Christmas Day 7am -5pm


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

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am - 3pm; Saturday: 9am - 5pm; Sunday:9am - 3pm

  • 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, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 9am - 3pm

  • Additional accepted items: Good condition preloved household items.

Reuse Shops

Give your pre-loved items another life by holding a garage sale, dropping off reusable items for free at Reuse 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.

"Reviva Ibis" - Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility Reuse Shop

Located at the entrance to Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility, everyone welcome, you don't need to be disposing waste or recycling to enter!

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

Reviva Ibis is your local reuse shop with treasures around every corner. Reviva Ibis is filled with amazing repurpose ideas, and a huge range of quality, vintage and retro items including building and renovation supplies waiting for a second life. Reviva is part of the national not-for-profit social enterprise Resource Recovery Australia.

EFTPOS is available (and preferred due to COVID-19)

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Phone - (07) 5391 3859


"Reviva Ibis" Reuse Shop is managed by Resource Recovery Australia (RRA).


Gracemere Waste Facility Reuse 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: 10am - 2pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Shop is closed on Christmas Day.

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


Green Waste and Mulch

Green waste charges commenced 2 August 2021. Refer to the 2021-22 Waste Facilities Fact sheet(PDF, 319KB) for more information about the new green waste charges. 

Mulched green waste is available free of charge to residents to improve soil health and water retention of their gardens. Mulch must be self-loaded with no machinery or mechanical equipment. Mulch availability is subject to stock levels at each Waste Management Facility.


Waste Levy

 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 ( 

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 or visit their website.

For more information on the waste levy, go to the Queensland Government website (, or view fact sheet here or view flyer here. Alternatively, you can phone; 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or email;









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 available to residents of the Rockhampton Region. Disposal by customers from outside the Region will not be accepted. (with exception to the Paintback program which accepts materials from any Central Queensland residents regardless of which Council area.)

Here are some handy 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.

Tip 1 - Use the free recycling drop off area

Check with staff before dropping off the following items for free:

  • Commingled recyclables (glass bottles, cans, plastic containers, paper)
  • Bulk cardboard
  • Paint (architectural paint, undercoats, deck coatings, stains, varnishes)
  • Domestic cooking or motor oils (20L quantity or less)
  • Fire extinguishers (water, CO2 and powder only)
  • Flares and EPIRBs
  • Glass bottles and cylinders
  • Vehicle batteries
  • E-waste: Desktop & laptop computers, monitors, keyboard, cables, drives, printers, scanners and televisions
  • drumMUSTER approved clean Ag and Vet chemical containers


Tip 2 - Donate your pre-loved household items

Good condition pre-loved household items can be dropped off for free & bought at bargain prices at Reviva Ibis, the reuse shop, at the Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility or Megz reuse shops at Gracemere and Mount Morgan Waste Transfer Stations. 

Items include: clothing, gym equipment, kitchenware, furniture, tools, building supplies, gardening or boating supplies, refurbished computers, children’s toys & bicycles, books & DVDs, lawn mowers.

Acceptance is at the discretion of staff.


Tip 3 - Use the FREE scrap metal area

Drop off small scrap light metal items in the Recycling Area or large items in the Metal Resource Recovery Area - ask staff onsite which is preferred.


Scrap light metal that can be dropped off for free includes: stoves, microwaves, fence panels, roller doors, metal offcuts, car parts (no oil), furniture frames, roof sheeting etc. A small fee applies for some white goods, including fridges, freezers and air conditioners.

Tip 4 - Separate your green waste

Clean loads of green waste (hedge trimmings, branches, palm fronds, tree trunks & stumps, leaf litter, lawn clippings) can be disposed of at a much lower rate than general waste. Green waste is accepted at all waste facilities.

Council conducts inspections of all incoming Green Waste loads. Customers identified as attempting to dispose general waste (including timber) within a Green Waste load may be charged at a general waste rate for the entire load.


Tip 5 - 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

Council is a collection point for TechCollect

Tip 6 - Label your bins so everyone can separate to save!


Regulated Waste

Regulated waste that is permitted to be accepted at the Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility includes:

  • Animal effluents and residues (non-liquid) including abattoir effluent, poultry and fish processing waste
  • Asbestos
  • Biosecurity waste that has been rendered non-infectious
  • Food processing wastes
  • Sewage sludge or residues (non-liquid)
  • Tyres
  • Contaminated soils from sites registered on the Contaminated Land Register and/or Environmental Management Register which have a soil disposal permit

Any other regulated waste not listed above will not be accepted at the Lakes Creek Road facility. Examples of regulated waste that cannot be accepted at the Lakes Creek Road facility include:

  • Liquid waste
  • Contaminated abrasive blasting grit
  • Oily rags, hoses and drums

If you have any enquiries regarding regulated waste, please contact Rockhampton Regional Waste & Recycling on (07) 4932 9000


For information on disposal of hazardous waste click here.