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Waste Types

A  number of waste types are accepted and recycled at Council’s waste facilities, including the following. 

Please check the waste facility details to determine where the different waste types can be disposed of or recycled and the fees & charges (PDF 539.4KB) for their costs.

General waste

General domestic waste can be disposed of at all waste facilities.

Green waste

Garden waste such as tree branches and grass clippings can be accepted in green waste stockpiles at waste facilities. 

In addition, some sites have a timber waste stockpile, in which timber pallets, old timber furniture and other timber items can be disposed of in.  At some facilities, these stockpiles are mulched and the mulch is available for sale.

Scrap metal

Any scrap metal items, including such things as car bodies, washing machines, and wire, can be disposed of in the scrap metal stockpiles, free of charge.

Construction and demolition (C&D) waste

Separated construction and demolition waste, including concrete, pavers, tiles and porcelain can de disposed of in the C&D waste stockpiles.  These stockpiles are crushed, and the crushed concrete is available for sale, for example to use in drainage or road base

E-waste

E-waste such as computers, computer accessories and parts, and TVs can be recycled at the following facilities:

For more information on E-waste, please see the below fact sheet:

Hazardous waste

Hazardous wastes fall into the following categories:

  • Explosive
  • Flammable liquids / solids
  • Poisonous (Poisons)
  • Toxic
  • Ecotoxic (harmful to the environment)
  • Infectious substances

These include the following:

  • Asbestos
  • Chemical drums
  • Grease traps
  • Engine oil

These hazardous substances can be disposed safely at specific Council's waste facilities.  Please note that Council's waste facilities no longer accept any hazardous waste (including asbestos) generated outside the SDRC area.

For more details on where you can dispose of hazardous waste, please see the below fact sheet:

Recyclable t-tape  

T-tape can be recycled at the Stanthorpe Waste Management Facility.  For further information on this recycling program see the fact sheet (PDF 260.2KB).

Chemical waste

In addition, Council participates in the national product stewardship programs, drumMUSTER and ChemClear, for the disposal of empty chemical drums and unwanted agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals. Please note that chemical collections are intermittent and only associated with scheduled servicing by ChemClear.

Tyres

All types of tyres are accepted at certain waste facilities.

Disposal of Dead Animals

Removal of small animals on private property

When your loved pet passes away please do not use your wheelie bins for disposal (excluding birds, chickens, guinea pigs, mice, fish, etc.). Instead, you can:

  • ask your vet to arrange disposal
  • arrange a cremation
  • bury your pet in the backyard at a minimum depth of 60cm (dog, cat or other small animals only)
  • take your pet to the closest waste facility that accepts dead animals (please see details below).

Removal of livestock and larger animals on private property

The following options are available for the disposal of livestock and larger animals:

  • burial or composting on rural property
  • cremation or burning of livestock, subject to fire bans or restrictions
  • take the deceased animal to the closest waste facility that accepts dead animals (please see details below).

Disposal at Council’s Waste Facilities

The following waste facilities accept dead animals. Please consider the feelings and safety of our staff and other customers by concealing your animal for delivery where possible.

The exception is very small animals, such as birds, chickens, guinea pigs, mice and fish. These can be concealed and disposed of at any of Council’s waste facilities during opening hours.

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