Waste & Recycling in the Livingstone Shire


Council is committed to increasing the reuse and recycling of materials and reducing waste to landfill within Livingstone Shire.
Council's vision is to guide the shire in the continual improvement of its waste management practices through innovation, education and the promotion of reducing, reusing and recycling of waste streams as key priorities.


Waste and recycling collections may be provided by Council in the Designated Waste Collection Areas in accordance with the Waste Management Schedule. Collection services are performed under contract by JJ Richards.

On your scheduled collection day you should:

  1. Present your MGBs at the collection location* before 6am on the day of the scheduled collection and return it inside your property boundary within 24 hours after the scheduled collection day;
  2. Ensure the lid opening is facing the road;
  3. Place your MGBs 1m apart if there is more than one;
  4. Position your MGBs clear of any obstructions such as cars, power poles and trees;
  5. Do not leave any materials next to your MGBs;
  6. Present your MGBs at the collection location* in such a manner that does not prevent complete emptying without manual intervention.
Large domestic items, commercial, industrial and hazardous waste should NOT be placed in the domestic MGBs. These items must be disposed of at an appropriate waste disposal facility.

* Collection Location means a place at, or adjacent to, premises at which a standard general waste container associated with the premises can be easily accessed by a general waste collection vehicle without causing obstruction.

For details on fees & charges associated with waste management, click here.


Eftpos is available at the Yeppoon Landfill ONLY. All other waste disposal facilities accept cash ONLY.


Domestic waste can be deposited at any waste facility for no charge if a domestic waste voucher is presented at time of entry.
Remember: Recyclables can be dropped off FREE.

: tyres, mattresses, regulated waste, commercial waste.