Waste fees and charges

View the current 2019/2020 waste disposal charges

These charges will apply to general waste, construction and demolition waste, bulky waste, green waste, tyres and some other types of waste.

 

Payment of charges

All major credit and debit cards are accepted for payment of waste disposal charges by electronic funds transfer (EFT). Tax invoices will be provided at the time of payment.

Council will no longer issue invoices for waste disposal charges. 

Residents and businesses can pay with cash or by card when disposing of waste at our waste management facilities.

For more information, please contact Council on 1300 307 800.

Waste Levy

The Queensland Government has introduced a levy on waste going to landfill at $75 per tonne from 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.

The cost of the levy will be incorporated into waste collection and disposal charges. The levy will not affect the cost of residents putting out their kerbside wheelie bins or delivering household waste to a waste management facility.

The Queensland Government is providing advance payments to councils to offset the levy on household waste going to landfill to minimise the impact of the levy on households. The levy does not apply to disposal of green waste and other recyclables.

Council has removed disposal charges on some waste types, such as fridges, freezers, air conditioners, grass clippings and pre-shredded green waste (wood chip).

For businesses waste disposal charges for certain waste types (listed below) has increased as they now include a component of the waste levy –

  • General waste
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Concrete and masonry
  • Lightweight materials (polystyrene, insulation material)

The cost of commercial waste collection services also now includes a component of the waste levy. We recommend that businesses consider changes to waste collection and disposal charges when calculating their costs for 2019/2020 (e.g. operational costs, contracts, quotes, tenancy agreements).

For more information, contact us.