Builders, renovation and hazardous waste

Builders and renovation waste - residential and commercial

Below is a list of Recycling and Waste Centres that accept builders or renovation waste.

Residential

  • Birkdale Recycling and Waste Centre:
    • Asbestos and fibro-cement sheeting (less than 10m2 or 250kg)
    • Bricks and concrete - only from residential vehicles with a Combined Gross Vehicle mass of under 4.5 tonnes
    • Clean fill and soil – only from residential vehicles with a Combined Gross Vehicle mass of under 4.5 tonnes
  • Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centre:
    • Asbestos and fibro-cement sheeting (less than 10m2 or 250kg)
    • Bricks and concrete - only from residential vehicles with a Combined Gross Vehicle mass of under 4.5 tonnes
    • Clean fill and soil – only from residential vehicles with a Combined Gross Vehicle mass of under 4.5 tonnes
  • Macleay Island Recycling and Waste Centre:
    • Bricks, concrete and renovation waste - residential quantities limited to 0.25m3 in a vehicle with a Combined Gross Vehicle mass of under 4.5 tonnes
    • No asbestos
    • No clean fill/soil
  • Russell Island Recycling and Waste Centre:
    • Bricks, concrete and renovation waste - residential quantities limited to 0.25m3 in a vehicle with a Combined Gross Vehicle mass of under 4.5 tonnes
    • No asbestos
    • No clean fill/soil
  • Coochiemudlo Island Recycling and Waste Centre:
    • Bricks, concrete and renovation waste - residential quantities limited to 0.25m3 in a vehicle with a Combined Gross Vehicle mass of under 4.5 tonnes
    • No asbestos
    • No clean fill/soil

Commercial

  • Birkdale Recycling and Waste Centre:
    • Asbestos and fibro-cement sheeting – fees apply for commercial and non-residents
    • Bricks, concrete, builders or renovation waste - fees apply for commercial and non-residents
    • Commercial mixed waste - fees apply for commercial and non-residents
  • Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centre:
    • Asbestos and fibro-cement sheeting – fees apply for commercial and non-residents
    • Commercial mixed waste –  vehicles with a Combined Gross Vehicle Mass of under 4.5 tonnes
    • No bricks, concrete, builders or renovation waste
    • No clean fill/soil

All asbestos, fibro-cement sheeting must be double wrapped in durable plastic sheeting and fully sealed. Any vehicle with material found not wrapped will be turned away and unable to dispose of any part of the load.

For further information, visit Asbestos and fibro-cement sheeting.

Paint and packaging

Paint and paint packaging can be disposed of at our Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centre - accepted from residents and commercial operators.  There is a drop off limit of 100L per visit in secured containers of 20L or less.

The following items are accepted:

  • Interior and exterior paint (including architectural paint) - water and solvent based
  • Deck coatings
  • Floor paints
  • Primers
  • Undercoats
  • Sealers
  • Stains
  • Shellacs
  • Varnishes
  • Urethanes
  • Wood coatings (containing no pesticides)

Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste can be safely disposed of at our Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centre – accepted only from residents, not commercial operators or non-residents.

Redlands residents can bring approximately 20L or 20kg of hazardous waste for safe disposal.

The following items can be disposed of at the Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centre:

  • Acids and alkalis
  • Chemical containers
  • Coolants and brake fluids
  • Engine oil
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Gas bottles, including butane cans
  • Glue and solvents
  • Herbicides
  • Household chemicals
  • Lubricant grease
  • Mercury-containing lamps (unbroken only)
  • Pesticides
  • Petrol
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rust inhibitors
  • Smoke alarms/detectors
  • Thinners
  • Wood preservatives
  • Vehicle batteries

Safe disposal of hazardous waste

To dispose of your items safely, please make sure that:

  • items are in their original container, or an approved safe container with lid/cap.
  • containers are not broken, leaking or unsealed.
  • items are in the containers they will be disposed of in – they cannot be poured on to the site.

Your load will be subject to routine inspection. Where material that may contain asbestos is identified, you will be asked to leave the waste transfer station. If you are suspected of carrying material containing asbestos, such as cement sheet or fibro and do not declare to the gatehouse, you may be refused entry to the transfer station.

For further information, please refer to asbestos disposal.

Batteries

All batteries contain hazardous substances and should not be disposed of in your general waste bin.

Household batteries can be recycled at ALDI supermarkets, not in your yellow-lidded recycle bin.

Car batteries contain toxic and harmful chemicals. They also contain resources that can be recycled, such as lead. You can take your car batteries to Birkdale, Redland Bay, Russell Island, Stradbroke Island or Macleay Island Recycling and Waste Centres - see our locations and opening hours.

Agricultural and veterinary product chemical drums

Commercial operators can dispose of agricultural and veterinary product chemical drums at Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centre.

  • Drums must be empty, cleaned and free from any chemical residue
  • Contact Redland City Council for appointment prior to dropoff
    Ph. (07) 3829 8999
  • Before visiting the Recycling and Waste Centre, you must complete and submit a container cleanliness declaration form – located at drumMUSTER forms