Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste must be disposed of very carefully at a Waste Management Facility or via a specialist disposal company to ensure nobody’s safety is put in danger. It cannot be placed in your wheelie bin.

Items requiring an appointment to take to the landfill:

  • Regulated waste (including asbestos) and liquid waste
  • Abrasive blasting materials
  • Waste as a result of fire (incineration)
  • Soils from land rehabilitation and remediation
  • Household or industrial chemicals
  • Medical waste
  • Paper sludge
  • Chemically impregnated timber
  • Carpet
  • Quantities of fire/smoke detectors (above 10 units)
  • Paints

Please note that the Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility is now a Paintback collection point and can accept certain unwanted paint and packaging from both trade and DIY painters.

Important guidelines must be met when disposing of these items so it is essential you call us on (07) 4932 9000 or 1300 22 55 77 if you are planning on disposing of any of the above items. We will guide you through the steps required and can arrange an appointment time with you to drop your items off.

Items requiring specialist disposal include:

  • Chemicals
  • Chlorine
  • Cleaning products
  • Cooking oil (over 20L)
  • Engine oil
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares
  • Fuels
  • Garden chemicals
  • Herbicides and pesticides
  • Needles/syringes
  • Oil (over 20L)
  • Paint
  • Paint thinner/stripper/varnish
  • Poison cans
  • Petrol.

These items require disposal through a specialist disposal company. These companies can be found in the Yellow Pages under ‘Waste Reduction and Disposal’ or find out more information on the Chem Clear website.

Items requiring military disposal include:

  • Unexploded Ordinance.

If you suspect that a possible ammunition item has been found, please report it to Police immediately. They will instigate a request for Defence personnel to attend and dispose of the item. For more information please visit the Australian Government Department of Defence website.