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Local Government disposal information

Asbestos disposal is under the control of local councils. The information on this page is provided as a guide to asbestos disposal in each local government area and was correct as at September 2013.

You are encouraged to contact your local council and confirm details, fees, waste tracking requirements and any special arrangements before attempting to dispose of asbestos. Please remember also that asbestos is a ‘regulated waste' and so there are specific requirements that must be met when it is transported by anyone.

Councils reserve the right to refuse asbestos from any transporter.

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Banana Shire Council Accept commercial quantities, but require prior notification (about 2 working days) and transporters need to be an approved creditor on Councils system. Forms available on Council's web site.
Trap Gully Landfill, Forestry Road Biloela.
Barcaldine Regional Council Contact council for information.
Boulia Shire Council Contact council for information.
Brisbane City Council
Asbestos only accepted from approved transporters.
Accepted at Brisbane Landfill, 174 Gardner Road, Rochedale.
Bulloo Shire Council
Contact council for information.
Bundaberg Regional Council
Childers Landfill, Nissens Lane, Childers.
Tirroan Landfill (Gin Gin), Dalysford Road, Tirroan.
Meadowvale Landfill, Rosedale Road, Meadowvale (small loads only).
Qunaba Waste Management Facility, 180 Potters Road, Qunaba.
Bundaberg waste management facility, University Drive, Bundaberg.
Current fees are $72.00 per tonne for waste generated within the region and $150.00 per tonne for waste generated outside the region.  Extra charge for asbestos waste which must be appropriately wrapped with all waste. If waste tracking is not provided at the gate then a waste tracking certificate will be completed for $22.
Burke Shire Council
Contact council for information.
Asbestos Waste - at cost plus 21% plus GST (minimum $110.00)
Burdekin Shire Council
Contact council for more information. See council website for fees.
Cairns Regional Council
Portsmith Waste & Recycling Transfer Station,
37-51 Lyons Street, Portsmith - domestic quantities of asbestos LESS THAN 250kg. Must be in small, manageable bundles.
Killaloe Waste & Recycling Transfer Station & Landfill, Lot 170 Killaloe Dump Road, Killaloe.
Accepts domestic and commercial quantities of asbestos waste. Must be disposed and transported as specified by law.
Contact council for more information.
Cassowary Coast Regional Council
Stoters Hill Waste Facility, Quarry Road, Innisfail.
Accepts domestic and commercial quantities
Central Highlands Regional Council
Lochlees landfill
Asbestos within CHRC council area - 48 hours notice required must be unloaded without damage to wrapping.
$250.00/tonne minimum fee $50<

Charters Towers Regional Council
Stubley Street landfill site. 
Domestic and Commercial Asbestos permitted. Waste Tracking documentation required for ‘domestic disposals’ over 250kg and for all ‘commercial disposals’. Asbestos must be properly wrapped / sealed. Council must be notified prior to disposal
$27.50 per tonne.
Cook Shire Council
Asbestos - Must be disposed of carefully. Contact council for information
Croydon Shire Council
Contact council for information.
Diamantina Shire Council
Contact council for information.
Etheridge Shire Council
Contact council for information.
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Maryborough Landfill, Saltwater Creek Rd, Maryborough.
Accepts limited asbestos quantities from commercial and domestic sources at specific times. Contact council for more information.
Gladstone Regional Council
Benaraby Landfill, 48567 Bruce Highway Benaraby.
A special burial application is required.
Domestic and commercial quantities accepted.
Gold Coast City Council
Reedy Creek landfill accepts asbestos waste subject to certain handling requirements.
Goondiwindi Regional Council
Goondiwindi Waste Management Facility, Off Kildonan Road, Goondiwindi.
Inglewood Tip, Inglewood/Texas Road, Inglewood.
Asbestos waste must be appropriately wrapped and labelled. Load must be securely transported in a trailer, utility or truck as the case may be.
Ensure Council Officers or tip attendant has been notified and payment receipt obtained for disposal. Follow Council’s directions at the tip site.
Gympie Regional Council Bonnick Road Waste Management Facility, Gympie Commercial and domestic quantities accepted, by prior appointment only. 
Contact council at least 2 days prior to transport. Asbestos waste must be bagged or wrapped in plastic and taped up.
Quantities over 250 kilograms are considered commercial and require a waste tracking certificate.
Accept asbestos generated in Gympie region.
Hinchinbrook Shire Council
Warrens Hill Waste Management Facility, Warrens Hill Road, Ingham (7km out of Ingham). Contact council for more information.
Ipswich City Council
Domestic asbestos disposal is not accepted.
Isaac Regional Council
Contact council prior to transport to book in a disposal time and receive information on approved disposal sites.
Minimum 48 hours notice required and loads will only be accepted from a licensed Regulated Waste Transporter with an accompanying Waste Tracking Certificate.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council Gatton Landfill, Corner Adare and Fords Road, Adare.
Domestic and commercial quantities accepted.
Prices applied for disposal of asbestos.
Accept asbestos generated in LVRC area only.
Contact council prior to transport as notice required for acceptance at landfill.
Logan City Council Browns Plains Landfill accepts asbestos including commercial quantities.
349 Browns Plains Road, Heritage Park.
Accepts domestic and commercial quantities - commercial quantities subject to conditions including notification prior to delivery, wrapped dampened and sealed, manageable size (or delivered by tipping vehicle) and delivered within certain times.
Contact council for more information.
Mackay Regional Council
Hogan's Pocket Landfill.
The site is a limited access site and bookings must be made 24 hr prior.
Contact Council prior to transport for advice on location, opening times and gate fees.
Maranoa Regional Council
Roma Landfill. Accepts reasonable quantities of domestic and commercial asbestos at (Roma landfill only).  Mitchell site does not accept asbestos.
Mareeba Shire Council Mareeba Waste Transfer Stations do not accept asbestos. Contact Council for more information on 1300 308 461
Moreton Bay Regional Council Cabooolture Waste Managment Facility, 51 McNaught Road, Caboolture (via Pasturage Road, off Bribie Island Road).
Dakabin Waste Management Facility, Old Gympie Rd, Dakabin.
Redcliffe Transfer Station, 261 Duffield Road, Clontarf.
Limited quantities only - contact council prior to transport.
Mt Isa City Council By appointment only. Contact council for information.
Murweh Shire Council Contact council for information.
North Burnett Regional Council
Contact council for information.
Paroo Shire Council Contact council for information.
Quilpie Shire Council
Quilpie Landfill - Domestic and commercial quantities generated from within Quilpie Shire area only.
Contact council for information.
Redland City Council
Birkdale transfer station
537 - 609 Old Cleveland Rd East, Birkdale.
Only 10 m2 per load from residential or domestic sources. By appointment only.
Contact council for more information.
Richmond Shire Council
Contact council for information.
Rockhampton Regional Council
Lakes Creek Road Landfill, 152 Lakes Creeks Road, North Rockhampton.
Yeppoon Landfill, Rockhampton - Yeppoon Rd, Yeppoon.
Domestic and commercial quantities accepted from within the Rockhampton regional council area. Must be properly wrapped/sealed with waste tracking documentation for commercial quantities. Landfill must be given 48 hours prior notice to prepare area for burial. Disposal may not be possible during periods of wet weather due to access to the disposal site. $260/tonne
Scenic Rim Regional Council
Central Landfill, Boonah-Beaudesert Road, Bromelton (near Beaudesert).
Accept commercial and domestic asbestos waste.
Waste must be properly wrapped/sealed – charges apply ($117 per tonne- min. charge of $85 per load). Must have proper waste tracking documentation. Must contact Councils Waste Management office prior to disposal.
Somerset Regional Council
Domestic and commercial quantities accepted.
Prices applied for disposal of asbestos.
Accept asbestos generated in Somerset Regional Council area only.
Contact council prior to transport as notice required for acceptance at landfill.
South Burnett Regional Council
Kingaroy Landfill, Luck Road, Kingaroy.
Nanango Landfill, Finlay Road, Nanango.
Council requires 24 hours notice of the potential to bury asbestos so machinery and operators can be arranged for immediate burial.
Domestic and commercial quantities accepted - contact council prior to transport.
Other sites do not accept asbestos.
Southern Downs Regional Council
Warwick Central Waste Management Facility, Old Stanthorpe Road, Morgan Park.
Domestic and commercial quantities (very large amounts require prior approval so the area can be prepared).
Stanthorpe Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre, Rifle Range Road Stanthorpe.
Domestic and commercial quantities (up to 3 m3).
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Caloundra Landfill, Pierce Avenue, Caloundra.
Nambour Landfill, Cooney Road, Nambour.
Only accept asbestos generated from sites within the region and subject to an application/approval process.
Tablelands Regional Council
Contact council for information.
Toowoomba Regional Council
Only accepts asbestos from domestic customers.
Goombungee Waste Facility, Centenary Rd, Goombungee. Prior approval required.
Jondaryan Waste Management Centre, Warrego Hwy, Jondaryan. Prior approval required.
Millmerran Waste Facility, Owens Scrub Rd, Millmerran. Prior approval required.
Pittsworth Waste Facility, Tip Rd, Pittsworth. Prior approval required.
Yarraman Waste Facility, D’Aguilar Hwy, Yarraman. Prior approval required.
Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility, 270 O’Mara Road, Wellcamp.
Contact council for more information.
Torres Shire Council
Contact council for information.
Torres Strait Island Regional Council
Contact council for information.
Townsville City Council
Hervey Range Transfer Station, Hervey Range Road, Bohle Plains.
Jensen Transfer Station, Geaneys Lance, Deeragun.
Stuart Landfill, 24 Vantassel Street, Stuart.
Magnetic Island, Hurst Street, Picnic Bay.
Domestic quantities only accepted at Hervey Range, Jensen and Magnetic Island.
Domestic and commercial quantities accepted at Stuart Landfill.
Western Downs Regional Council
Dalby, Jandowae Road, Dalby.
Chinchilla, Tip Road Chinchilla.
Minor quantities (approx 1 m3 only) and by appointment only.
Winton Shire Council
Contact council for information.

Whitsunday Regional Council
Kelsey Creek Landfill, Kelsey Creek Rd, Proserpine.
Bowen Landfill, 908 Collinsville Road Bowen.
Domestic and commercial quantities accepted.

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Private asbestos waste facilities

There are a number of private asbestos waste facilities throughout Queensland. The information on this page is provided as a guide to asbestos disposal, it is not exhaustive and will be added to over time.

You are encouraged to contact the waste facility to confirm details, fees, waste tracking requirements and any special arrangements before attempting to dispose of asbestos. Please remember also that asbestos is a ‘regulated waste' and so there are specific requirements that must be met when it is transported by anyone.

  • Lantrak Waste Management & Recycling Facility 1 Memorial Drive, Swanbank
  • New Chum Landfill, Transpacific, Chum Street, New Chum
  • Veolia Environmental Services Wattle Glen Landfill, Redbank Plains Road, Blacksoil

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