Finding and establishing a modern landfill is a significant cost burden on the whole community. Reducing waste and recycling makes our landfills last longer and therefore defers community and environmental costs.
Toowoomba Regional Council waste services and facilities are designed to assist residents and businesses divert waste away from landfill for recycling into new products.
Mulch is now available for domestic users to collect from the Ravensbourne Waste Facility (Post Office Road) and from the Oakey Transfer Station (Lorrimer Street).
Mulch is free and is provided at these two facilities as a trial. Council is encouraging domestic users to collect the mulch and use the service to enable council to gauge whether to continue to offer free mulch at these two locations.
For further information on free mulch click here.
There are 22 waste facilities where residents can dispose of domestic waste that can't be placed in kerbside bins. There are no gate fees for disposal of a normal quantity of domestic waste self hauled in a domestic vehicle.
A fee will apply to the following:-
Separate your waste from your recyclable materials before going to your local waste facility. This will help you sort your waste when you arrive at the facility. Council does not offer a sorting service at the facility.
Many of Toowoomba's waste facilities accept waste and recycling from commercial sources.
A gate fee applies to dispose of waste from commercial sources, including greenwaste. You will not be charged a gate fee if you only take recycling to the waste facility.
A fee will apply:-
Toowoomba Regional Council's Waste Management Strategic Plan sets out a range of objectives and actions for dealing with waste in the region to 2015. A public consultation survey was conducted in late 2011, with responses taken into account in the finalisation of the Strategy.