Top tips to reduce waste disposal costs


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Top tips to reduce your waste disposal costs

Everybody can reduce the amount of waste they create and send to landfill.  Make use of our free drop off areas!

By using the drop off areas you can save money on disposal fees.  Here are some top tips to reduce your disposal costs. All items below can be dropped off at the Waste Management Facility located at Lakes Creek Road.  Drop off options vary between Waste Facilities so if you are unsure, ask a friendly staff member or check what is available at each Facility on the Waste Facility pages.

 Free disposal is only available to residents of the Rockhampton Region. Disposal by customers from outside the Region will not be accepted.

Tip 1 – Use the FREE Recycling drop off!

Can your items be recycled? If items are accepted in yellow lid recycling wheelie bins, you can also drop them off for free at Waste Transfer Station commingled recycling bins.

     Recycle me:

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

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

     E-waste drop off at Lakes Creek Road and Gracemere Waste Management Facilities: 

  • Desk top and laptop computers
  • Monitors
  • Mice and Keyboards
  • Cables
  • Drives
  • Printers, Scanners, Photocopiers 
  • Televisions
Tip 2 – Use the FREE drop off for pre-loved household items

Pre-loved household items including clothing, furniture and bric-a-brac can be dropped off for free.  If it is in reusable condition, make sure it gets a second chance.  Acceptance is at the discretion of Trendy Trash staff.

Tip 3 – Use the FREE scrap metal drop off

Light metals including fridges, air conditioners, fence panels, roller doors or metal off cuts; drop it all to the metal pile for free!

Tip 4 – Clean green waste loads are FREE

Clean loads of green waste including trimmings, pruning’s and lawn clippings are free! Green waste loads are accepted free at the Alton Downs, Bouldercombe, Gracemere, Lakes Creek Road, Bajool and Mount Morgan Waste Management Facilities.

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.