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Annual Kerbside Bulk Rubbish Collection

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Waste Collection

Longreach

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Longreach collection days

Ilfracombe & Isisford

Mondays

Wheelie Bins

Council will empty one 240 litre wheelie bin from the kerbside in front of each property in the defined waste collection area based on the collection schedule. Additional bins are available from Council at a cost of $133.90. Only rubbish in the Council-provided bins will be collected.

Residents are requested to place their bin on the kerbside with the wheels facing toward their house on the morning of or night before collection day and to remove their bins from the street as soon as possible after collection.

Items that should not be placed in a wheelie bin include:

  • hot ashes
  • unwrapped vacuum dust
  • liquids
  • syringesoils
  • paints and solvents
  • timber and building materials

Broken Wheelie Bin

If your wheelie bin is broken due to fair wear & tear or has been broken in the rubbish collection process, please contact Council so that we can arrange a replacement. Charges may apply.

Drumuster

Council has a cooperative arrangement with Drumuster - a company that caters for collection and recycling of empty, cleaned, non-returnable crop production and on-farm animal health chemical containers. This aims to reduce waste at the source and reduce the weight of packaging going to landfill. The local Drum Muster site is located in Longreach at the Council Depot, Kite Street. Deliveries accepted by prior arrangement only - please contact Council to arrange an appointment. There is no charge for this disposal service.

Waste Disposal Facilities

All Council’s facilities are licenced under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and are licenced to accept general waste and limited regulated waste.

From Monday, 11 May 2015 PROTERRA Group began operating the Longreach Waste Disposal Facility. The facility is open to all users between 7:30am and 5:30pm, seven days per week, excluding certain public holidays (Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day). Council respectfully request users to follow the directions of PROTERRA staff; they are here to assist you and to keep the landfill operating as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Isisford, Ilfracombe and Yaraka Waste Disposal Facilities continue to be operated and maintained by Council.

Waste Facility Locations
Longreach Ilfracombe Isisford Yaraka

Prohibited items not accepted for disposal:

  • Waste mineral oil
  • Waste cooking oil
  • Dead animals
  • Chemicals
  • Empty chemical containers - DrumMuster collection point facility located at Council depot, Kite Street, Longreach by appointment only
  • Treated timber, including timber light poles and “butts”
  • Other hazardous items at discretion of staff.

Items not to be removed from site:

  • Electrical items
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Putrescible (perishable) waste
  • Items capable of injury or causing a public health/safety risk
  • Other items at discretion of staff

Contacts:

For routine inquiries including organising appointments for Asbestos disposal and Tyre disposal, please contact the PROTERRA Waste Facility Operators:

Brad Keleher 0408 964 169 or Carl Chapman 0409 771 290

For more complex matters, please contact Council's Environmental Health Officer on (07) 4658 4111 or via Email: assist@longreach.qld.gov.au