Waste Facilities

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).  

Facility Name     Address   Locality   Open 
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  Molongle 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 Motor 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. 

Commercial Waste

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.

Reducing Waste

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.