Waste Transfer Stations
Council's Waste Transfer Stations (WTS) are designed to collect as many recyclables as possible to help reduce what has to be buried in landfill. You may be surprised at the wide variety of items that are now recyclable. Take a look at the list of free recyclable items at the bottom of this page.
Before using our Waste Transfer Stations, you must report to the gatehouse attendant. They will ask you about the type of waste you're disposing and give directions on where the waste should be taken. Don't forget to bring your rates notice as proof of residency.
Abolition of fees for residents from 1 July 2012
From 1 July 2012, Redland City Council will remove tip fees for residential customers who provide proof of residency. Commercial fees will still apply – the new fees will be published once Council has adopted its 2012/2013 budget.
2012/2013 Commercial and Non-Resident Gate Fees
Reduce, reuse, recycle... and save!
Did you know that you can reuse and recycle these items for FREE* at Council’s mainland Waste Transfer Stations? Further more, if your load has 50 per cent or more of recyclable items (sorted separately and clearly identifiable from other waste), disposal is also free*!
- household recyclables
- scrap metal
- RecycleWorld items (reusable household items)
- car batteries
- fridges, freezers and white goods
- gas bottles
- clothing and textiles
- waste motor and vegetable oil
* Residents in vehicles up to 4.5 tonne. Domestic waste only.
- Locations and opening hours
Council has two transfer stations on the mainland and an additional six transfer stations located on the Bay Islands. Opening hours vary from summer to winter.
- Birkdale landfill closure
The Birkdale landfill is closing, however the Waste Transfer Station will remain open for business.
- Site rules
To ensure everyone's health and safety, there are some guidelines that apply when you use our waste transfer stations.
- Recycling at waste transfer stations
Find out what happens to your recycling when you sort and separate it correctly at our transfer stations.