Hazardous Waste Disposal

Contact us for advice on disposing these items at a landfill or transfer station.

  • Regulated waste (including Asbestos) and liquid waste
  • Abrasive blasting materials
  • Waste as a result of fire (incineration)
  • Soils from land rehabilitation and remediation
  • Household or industrial chemicals
  • Medical waste
  • Paper sludge
  • Chemically impregnated timber
  • Carpet
  • Quantities of fire/smoke detectors (above 10 units)
  • Paints and Varnishes - These items cannot be disposed of at Council’s Waste Facilities but they can be taken to the Paintback facility at the Rockhampton Regional Council Landfill site at Lakes Creek Road, Rockhampton.  Visit paintback.com.au to see the full range of acceptable and unacceptable products for disposal.
  • Fire extinguishers which have a white band around them or are all red (meaning a water fire extinguisher) can be dropped off for free at the Yeppoon Landfill. We do not take the blue banded or yellow fire extinguishers, these need to go back to where they were purchased from.
  • LPG Gas bottles only, 9.0kg or less in size can be dropped off at the Yeppoon Landfill or a Transfer Station. All other gas bottles need to be returned to where they were purchased from.

Disposal of Asbestos

It is the responsibility of all property owners to get asbestos to an approved place of disposal.

Under no circumstances should people leave asbestos on footpaths or roadsides.

Asbestos can only be disposed of at Yeppoon Landfill.

The Removal and Transport of Asbestos for Domestic and The Removal and Transport of Asbestos for Commercial factsheets provide information on the correct process to follow when removing and disposing of asbestos.