Landfills and Transfer Stations
We operate several waste facilities to manage the Whitsunday Region's waste and they are open to the public during the following times (public holidays are subject to change).
|Kelsey Creek Landfill||139 Kelsey Creek Road||Proserpine 4800|| Monday – Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday – Sunday 8am -5pm
|Cannonvale Transfer Station||Carlo Drive||Cannonvale 4802||Monday – Sunday 6am-6pm|
|Bowen Landfill||908 Bowen Developmental Road||Bowen 4805||Monday – Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday – Sunday 8am - 5pm
|Collinsville Transfer Station||155 Scottville Road||Collinsville 4804|| Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7am – 6pm
Tuesday and Thursday closed
|Mt Coolon Transfer Station||Bowen Developmental Road||Mt Coolon 4804|
|Dingo Beach Transfer Station||Dingo Beach Road||Dingo Beach 4800|
|Wilson Beach Transfer Station||Wilson Beach Road||Wilson Beach 4800|
|Preston Waste Satellite Station||Saltwater Creek Road||Palm Grove 4800|
|Dittmer Waste Satellite Station||Kelsey Creek Road||Dittmer 4800|
|Gunyarra Waste Satellite Station||Gunyarra Road||Gunyarra 4800|
|Maloney Road Waste Satellite Station||Maloney Road||Thoopara 4800|
|North Gregory Waste Satellite Station||Gregory River Road||North Gregory 4800|
|Up River Road Waste Satellite Station||Up River Road||Foxdale 4800|
|Gumlu Satellite Station||Days Road||Gumlu 4805|
|Guthalungra Satellite Station||Coventry Road||Guthalungra 4805|
|Molongle Creek Satellite Station||Molonge Creek Boat Ramp||Gumlu 4805|
|Normanby Satellite Station||Normanby Road||Bogie River 4805|
Council accepts the following waste free of charge at its landfills and transfer stations:
- Household Waste < 2m3 - Self Haul in a vehicle with a GCM/GVM <4.5t
- Cardboard up to 2m3 (per cubic m)
- Comingled recyclables up to 2m3 (per cubic m) Cannonvale Transfer Station ONLY
- Green Waste – Self Haul in a vehicle with a GCM/GVM <4.5t
- E-Waste – TVs, Computers, Printers etc
- Lead Acid (Car) Battery (each)
- Fluoro Tubes - Cannonvale Transfer Station ONLY
- Marine Flares
- Waste Oil – Domestic (up to 20L)
- Household Batteries
Fees and charges for disposal of all waste products are set out in Council's fees and charges.
Please note that in an effort to reduce the spread of the current COVID-19 pandemic, our Landfills and Transfer Stations will no longer be accepting cash. All payments must be made via EFT. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
Queensland Government Waste Levy
The Queensland Government introduced a Waste Disposal Levy (1 July 2019), as part of a waste management strategy for Queensland aimed to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. They have committed to ensuring the levy will have no direct impact on households and will pay Council a rebate for household waste going to landfill, to offset the levy.
The Waste Levy will primarily impact on the Whitsunday Region’s commercial sector and waste contractors due to the large waste amounts generated. Businesses are encouraged to look at how they can reduce waste, separate waste streams and recycle as efficiently as possible to help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
Some exemptions will apply, for example the waste collected after a natural disaster or recycling charities who receive donated waste that cannot be reused, recycled or sold. The Queensland Government levy can be viewed on their website, along with further information about the Waste Levy.
In May 2020, a decision was made by the Queensland Government Department of Environment & Science to defer the legislative increase for the Queensland Government's Waste Levy for six months due to the impacts of COVID-19. As of 1 January 2021, the Queensland Government will implement a statutory $5.00 per tonne (GST exclusive) increase on the waste levy. As such our waste fees and charges have been adjusted accordingly.
We encourage commercial businesses to access the Chamber of Commerce Industry Queensland (CCIQ) EcoBiz program, a free initiative that helps businesses save money across their energy, water and waste bills. EcoBiz provides personalised coaching, including new services specifically targeted at assessing and reducing business waste.
Planet Ark Business Recycling also provides useful tips for reducing waste.