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.
Kerbside waste and recycling facilities exist throughout the Toowoomba Regional Council area. In the Toowoomba city area, an optional greenwaste recycling bin is also available. Plans to extend these services are in place for July 2013.
There are also 23 waste facilities throughout the region where residents can deliver domestic waste materials that can't be placed in kerbside bins. There are no gate fees for domestic residents who self haul domestic waste in a vehicle that is not used for commercial purposes.
A fee will apply:-
Separate your waste from your recyclable materials before taking them to the local waste facility, in order to reduce the amount of materials sent to landfill.
Many of Toowoomba's waste facilities accept waste and recycling from commercial sources.
A gate fee applies to waste materials from commercial sources. Commercial waste includes all waste, recyclables and greenwaste produced at the commercial premises.
You will not be charged a gate fee if you only take recycling to the waste facility. Partial loads of recyclables or re-usables delivered to Toowoomba's waste facilities along with landfill waste are charged at the minimum commercial and industrial rate.
Commercial waste includes all waste, recyclables and greenwaste produced at the commercial business.
A fee will apply:-
To benefit from cheaper rates, deliver your recyclables in clean, dedicated loads. That is, deliver all your greenwaste in one load, your concrete waste in one load and your waste for landfill in one load etc.
Alternatively, to save the trip to the tip, you may like to order a wheelie bin kerbside recycling service. To order your bin call council on 131 872.
Separate your loads to save money.
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. To view the public survey report or TRC's Waste Management Strategic Plan, please contact Council.