A number of waste types are accepted for disposal or recycling at Council’s waste facilities. It is important to pack your load for your visit to a waste facility, so it is easy to separate items for recycling.
Please check the waste facility details to determine where the different waste types can be disposed of or recycled and the fees & charges for their costs.
It is important to always follow the direction of the site supervisors at Council’s waste facilities for the correct disposal location of different items. Also please note that some waste types have acceptance criteria and volume acceptance limits. If you have any questions about the acceptance of different waste types, please discuss with the site supervisor or contact Council.
General domestic waste can be disposed of at all waste facilities. It is important to note that some sites cannot accept large volumes of waste or large items, such as furniture.
All of Council’s waste facilities have recycling bins that can be used to recycle paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and containers, steel and aluminium cans and glass bottles and jars.
Commercial and industrial waste
Commercial and industrial waste can be disposed of at supervised waste facilities only. It is an offence to dispose of commercial and industrial waste at Council’s unsupervised waste facilities. Large volumes of commercial and industrial waste can only be accepted at the Warwick Waste Facility.
Construction and demolition (C&D) waste
Construction and demolition waste can only be disposed of at some of Council’s supervised waste facilities. It is an offence to dispose of construction and demolition waste at Council’s unsupervised waste facilities. Large volumes of commercial and industrial waste can only be accepted at the Warwick Waste Facility.
Garden waste such as tree branches and grass clippings can be accepted in green waste stockpiles at some of Council’s waste facilities.
Clean timber pallets
Clean timber pallets (no paint) can be accepted to the stockpile area at some of Council’s waste facilities.
Any scrap metal items, including car bodies, washing machines, and wire, can be disposed of in the scrap metal stockpiles at all supervised waste facilities, free of charge.
Separated clean concrete, bricks and
pavers can be disposed of in the concrete stockpiles at the Warwick and
Stanthorpe Waste Facilities. Metal reinforcing within clean concrete is
acceptable for disposal in these stockpiles.
Mixed construction and demolition waste is not permitted to be disposed
of in these stockpiles.
E-waste such as computers, computer accessories and parts, and TVs can be recycled at all of Council's supervised waste facilities.
Used motor engine oil can be disposed of for recycling at some of Council’s supervised waste facilities.
Separated t-tape can be disposed of into a stockpile for recycling at the Stanthorpe Waste Management Facility.
The following tyres are accepted at some of Council’s supervised waste facilities: passenger car, motorcycle, light truck, 4WD, truck, fork lift and bobcat tyres. There is an additional disposal cost for dirty tyres or those with rims.
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
Animals can only be taken to the Warwick Waste Management Facility for burial. Please consider the feelings and safety of our staff and other customers by concealing your animal for delivery where possible. Prior notice is required for bulk loads of dead animals.
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.