Waste Collection

Council will empty one 240 litre wheelie bin on a weekly basis from the kerbside in front of each residential property. Check out our interactive map to find your bin collection day.

The collection time each week may vary so we recommend that you place your bin out early.

Businesses and commercial premises may elect for additional bin services. These can be collected up to twice weekly if required. Chat to our team for more information on waste collection for business operators.

Longreach Collection Days

Longreach garbage collection days

Ilfracombe & Isisford Collection – Tuesdays

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.


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.