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

Transfer Stations and Landfills 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.

MSW – Municipal (Residential) Solid Waste
Loads greater than non-charged disposal limit will be charged at MSW rate or deemed rate $9.00/100kg (e.g. 1m3 or 2 mobile garbage bins or trailer or utility load). Large loads may be directed to Mareeba Waste Transfer Station at the Operator’s discretion. A fee will be charged for unsorted waste.

ID Required to Dump Waste at Transfer Stations & Landfills

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 and Landfills.

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

Free Domestic Green Waste Disposal Days

Dimbulah, Julatten, Kuranda and Mareeba Transfer Stations:

  • Saturday 14 August and Sunday 15 August 2021
  • Saturday 4 December and Sunday 5 December 2021
  • Saturday 2 April and Sunday 3 April 2022

Mt Carbine Transfer Station:

  • Thursday 12 August and Sunday 15 August 2021
  • Thursday 2 December and Sunday 5 December 2021
  • Thursday 31 May and Sunday 3 April 2022

Almaden, Chillagoe, Irvinebank and Mt Molloy Transfer Stations:

  • Saturday 14 August and Tuesday 17 August 2021
  • Saturday 4 December and Tuesday 7 December 2021
  • Saturday 2 April and Tuesday 5 April 2022

Mutchilba Transfer Station:

  • Wednesday 11 August and Saturday 14 August 2021
  • Wednesday 1 December and Saturday 4 December 2021
  • Wednesday 30 May and Saturday 2 April 2022

Almaden Transfer Station

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

Chillagoe Landfill and Transfer Station

Address: Burke Development Road, Chillagoe  –  View Map
Operating Hours:
Tuesday: 2pm – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 12pm
Saturday: 9am – 12pm
Good Friday & Christmas Day – Closed

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 and Landfill

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 unless its construction and demolition waste)

Special Management Waste such as mattresses, tyres, gas bottles and white goods that still have gas in them.

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. Please note that only Mareeba Waste Transfer Station has a weighbridge. Deemed weights in accordance with the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2014 will be used to determine tonnage.

Construction and Demolition Waste such as scrap gyprock, rubble, containers, plastics etc.

Please note that concrete and/ or vehicles >4GVM will be directed to Mareeba Transfer Station

Please see RATES, FEES and CHARGES for up to date fees and charges at your Waste Transfer Station.

What waste is not accepted?

Mareeba Shire Council does not offer landfilling or recycling of certain wastes and therefore cannot accept these at any transfer station.

These wastes include: Liquid or semi liquid wastes except motor oils, hot ash, smouldering wastes, ignitable, corrosive, reactive or toxic wastes, explosives and ammunition, contaminated soils, food, fish and poultry processing wastes, tallow, vegetable oils, putrescible wastes from commercial kitchens, poisons, asbestos.

Further information

Should you require advice about disposal of these wastes, the following contacts may be useful:

Queensland Department of Environment and Science on 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or des.qld.gov.au

Cairns Regional Council on (07) 4044 3044 or cairns.qld.gov.au.