Waste Facilities

Council operates several waste facilities to manage the region's waste.  Council's manned waste facilities are open to the public during the following times (excepting public holidays which are subject to change):

Please note: In an effort to reduce the spread of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Council's Landfills and Transfer Stations will no longer be accepting cash. All payments must be made via EFT. Council thanks you for your cooperation on this matter. 

Facility Name  




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 Landfill 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  
Lethebrook Waste Satellite Station  Magee Road Lethebrook 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  
East Euri Satellite Station East Euri Road  Merinda 4805  
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  
Fees and charges for disposal of waste are set out in Council's fees and charges.

Any other enquiries regarding waste should be directed to Council's Waste Management team on (07) 4945 0432.

Invasive Weed Disposal

Please take care when disposing of weeds from your property, as invasive pest weeds cannot go into the green waste bin under QLD law.

  • Throw Invasive Pest Weeds into your general waste bin for landfill. 
  • Throw Normal Non-Invasive Weeds into the green waste bin at your nearest transfer station. 
Common invasive weeds which are declared as pests include:

  • Lantana 
  • Sicklepod
  • Singapore Daisy
  • Leucaena
  • Grader Grass
To find out more about these invasive weeds, please visit our pest and weed management page.

Waste Disposal Levy 2019

The Queensland Government is introducing a Waste Disposal Levy from 1 July 2019, as part of a waste management strategy for Queensland which aims to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

The Queensland Government has committed to ensuring the introduction of 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 amounts generated by these sectors.

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 have set proposed charges for the new levy which can be viewed on their website, along with further information about the Waste Levy   https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/pollution/management/waste/recovery/disposal-levy

View and Download the Factsheet here

Useful Links

For more information on recycling in the Whitsundays, visit our Recycling page here or contact us on 1300 WRC QLD (972 753).

Council encourages 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 - http://ecobiz.cciq.com.au/

Planet Ark Business Recycling also provides useful tips for reducing waste at www.businessrecycling.com.au

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