Information regarding waste collection can be found here. For all inquiries regarding kerbside rubbish collection please call 1300 308 461.

Transfer Stations Information

Transfer Stations are conveniently located for disposal of waste.

PLEASE NOTE: RV/Caravan Dump Points are located at:  Chillagoe Rodeo grounds, 78 Frew Street and Doyle Street, Mareeba.

ID Required to Dump Waste at Transfer Stations 

Residents of Mareeba Shire Council will have to provide identification by way of Drivers Licence or Rates Notice when disposing of waste at Transfer Stations.

Any residents from outside of Mareeba Shire Council will be charged at commercial waste disposal rates.

Transfer Stations are conveniently located for disposal of waste.

PLEASE NOTE: RV/Caravan Dump Points are located at:  Chillagoe Rodeo grounds, 78 Frew Street and Doyle Street, Mareeba.

ID Required to Dump Waste at Transfer Stations 

Residents of Mareeba Shire Council will have to provide identification by way of Drivers Licence or Rates Notice when disposing of waste at Transfer Stations.

Any residents from outside of Mareeba Shire Council will be charged at commercial waste disposal rates.

Almaden Transfer Station

Address: Burke Development Road, Almaden  –  View Map
Operating Hours:
Tuesday – 9:00am – 12noon
Saturday – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Chillagoe Transfer Station

Address: Burke Development Road, Chillagoe  –  View Map
Operating Hours:

Monday – 9:00am – 12noon
Thursday – 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday – 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Closed: Christmas Day

Dimbulah Transfer Station

Address: 105 Raleigh Street, Dimbulah  –  View Map
Operating Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday – Closed
Tuesday & Thursday – 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Saturday – 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Sunday – 9.00am – 11.00am
Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Irvinebank Transfer Station

Address: Herberton-Petford Road, Irvinebank  –  View Map
Operating Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Closed
Tuesday 4pm – 6pm
Thursday – 9:00am – 11:00am
Saturday – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday – Closed
Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Julatten Transfer Station

Address: 1027 Euluma Road, Julatten  –  View Map
Operating Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – Closed
Wednesday – 8.00am – 10.00am and 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Saturday – 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday – 8.00am – 12.00pm
Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Kuranda Transfer Station

Address: 2186 Kennedy Highway, Koah  –  View Map
Phone: 0418 282 542/1300 308 461
Operating Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday – Closed
Tuesday & Thursday – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Mareeba Transfer Station

Address: Vaughan Street, Mareeba  –  View Map
Phone: 0418 282 542/1300 308 461
Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday – 7.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday – 8.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday –  9.00am – 5.00pm
Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Mt Carbine Transfer Station

Address: Cemetery Road, Mt Carbine  –  View Map
Phone: 0418 282 542/1300 308 461
Operating Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday – Closed
Thursday – 8.00am – 11.00am;
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Mt Molloy Transfer Station

Address: 97 Bakers Road, Mt Molloy  –  View Map
Phone: 0418 282 542/1300 308 461
Operating Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – Closed
Tuesday – 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Saturday – 8.00am – 12.00pm
Sunday – Closed
Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

Mutchilba Transfer Station

Address: 3834 Mareeba – Dimbulah Road, Mutchilba  –  View Map
Phone: 0418 282 542/1300 308 461
Opening Hours:
Monday – 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – Closed
Wednesday – 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Saturday – 8.00am – 10.00am
Sunday – Closed
Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

What can go to a Transfer Station?

Domestic Waste (e.g. household rubbish from your home)

Residents are charged for waste disposal at all transfer stations.

Domestic Green Waste (e.g. household green waste from your home)

Domestic green waste is charged per load, based on a Ute/Van/Trailer or Ute & Trailer and Light Commercial.

Charges also apply for Special Management     Waste, Commercial & Industrial and Construction & Demolition waste.

Special Management Waste

Waste types that require extra management or wastes that have an additional cost incurred by Council to manage them such as mattresses, tyres, gas bottles and white goods that still have gas in them, will attract a charge.

Commercial and Industrial Waste (e.g. business waste)

Any waste generated from an activity that is conducted for fee/payment/ reward or by a community organisation will be charged at the commercial and industrial waste rates. Please note that only Mareeba and Kuranda Waste Transfer Stations have a weighbridge. Deemed weights in accordance with the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 will be used to determine tonnage.

Construction and Demolition Waste

Construction and Demolition waste incurs a fee whether its source is domestic or commercial. It includes mixed waste such as scrap gyprock, rubble, containers, plastics, concrete  etc.

Commercial, Industrial, Construction and Demolition wastes also attract the Queensland State Waste Levy in addition to Council charges.

 Sorting Fee

Sort your load prior to coming to the Waste Transfer Station as a charge will apply if inappropriate waste types are mixed together.

Weighbridge Charge

There is a minimum charge for the use of the weighbridge for commercial waste and domestic waste.

Waste Generated Outside the Shire

Domestic waste from residents from outside Mareeba Shire will be charged at Commercial rates. You may be asked for proof of residency at the Waste Transfer Stations. A valid driver’s license with a Mareeba Shire address will suffice.

Wastes Not Accepted

There are some waste types that will not be accepted at any waste transfer station sites. These wastes include but is not limited to regulated waste, hazardous waste, contaminated soil, wet paint, caravans, agricultural plastic fuming and asbestos.

Vehicles greater than 4.51t with waste will be redirected to a landfill.

Free Green Waste Disposal Days 2022/2023

Council has set the dates for the 2022/2023 Free Green Waste Disposal Days.  This is for clean uncontaminated domestic quantities of green waste only.  Multiple loads will be accepted on these days.

For Transfer Station operating times and locations please visit Council’s website. 

Mareeba, Kuranda, Dimbulah and Julatten Transfer Station

  • Saturday, 3 December and Sunday, 4 December 2022
  • Saturday, 4 February and Sunday, 5 February 2023
  • Saturday, 1 April and Sunday, 2 April 2023

Almaden, Irvinebank and Mt Molloy Transfer Station

  • Saturday, 3 December and Sunday, 4 December 2022
  • Saturday, 4 February and Sunday, 5 February 2023
  • Saturday, 1 April and Sunday, 2 April 2023

Mt Carbine Transfer Station

  • Thursday, 1 December and Sunday, 4 December 2022
  • Thursday, 2 February and Sunday, 5 February 2023
  • Thursday, 30 March and Sunday, 2 April 2023

Mutchilba Transfer Station

  • Wednesday, 30 November and Saturday, 3 December 2022
  • Wednesday, 1 February and Saturday, 4 February 2023
  • Wednesday, 29 March and Saturday, 1 April 2023

Chillagoe Transfer Station

  • Thursday, 1 December and Saturday, 3 December 2022
  • Thursday, 2 February and Saturday, 4 February 2023
  • Thursday, 30 March and Saturday, 1 April 2023

Fire danger season property preparedness tips:

  • Slash or mow undergrowth (grasses and weeds) within 20 meters of dwellings and other structures and fire breaks around the property’s boundaries.
  • Clear gutters of accumulated leaf litter.
  • Trim or modify vegetation to ensure clearance of structures, not up against walls or overhanging, remove ladder fuels (between knee to eye) to keep fire on the ground.
  • Remove other accumulated dead vegetation (fallen leaves, bark etc) from around assets.