Half yearly rate notices were issued on 23 January 2024, with a due date of 23 February 2024. View previous notices in MyCouncil.

Rubbish tip locations and fees

Location, operating hours, fees/costs, facilities and services for Sunshine Coast waste resource recovery centres.

Council provides eight waste management and resource recovery facilities on the Coast. These facilities do not have public weighbridges. There are recycling and second-hand markets at Buderim, Caloundra, Beerwah and Witta. See the rubbish tips locality map.

Visitors must wear closed in footwear at all facilities. This is a health and safety requirement. People wearing sandals or thongs will be refused entry. 

Disposal fees apply:

The commercial credit account applications (DOCX, 357KB) - are for commercial/business use only. Accepted at all sites except Kenilworth and Yandina.

Note: Vehicle Loading Cranes (VLCs) will be accepted at our Waste Diversion | Disposal Facilities for waste and recycling disposal activities excluding asbestos at the landfill tip face. VLCs shall not be permitted to unload or decant using the vehicles crane under any circumstance. VLCs shall only be permitted to tip or hand unload only.

Site facilities and services

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Facilities and servicesAvailability
Asbestos disposalCaloundra
Nambour

Disposing of liquid waste - chemicals. Domestic quantities only (20L maximum) - free. More than 20L, disposal charges apply. 

Commercial - pesticides, chemicals and non architectural paint (full disposal fee applies per 20L or part thereof) - not available all sites.

Beerwah
Buderim
Caloundra
Nambour
Disposing of architectural paints (water or solvent based). The maximum permitted volume per residential or commercial customer is 100L per visit, stowed in secure containers of no more than 20L each. Free service. For more information please consult Paintback website.Beerwah
Buderim
Caloundra
Nambour

Clean soil (cover) disposal - load must contain 90% soil or similar spreadable clean fill material (no litter, large rocks, bricks or other contaminants).

Disposal of 100m³ or more requires prior approval. Please download, complete and return the clean fill assessment form and return via email to [email protected]

Buderim (small vehicles and car trailers only)
Caloundra
Nambour

Concrete and bricks for recycling

Clean hardened concrete and bricks – must contain less than 5% soil, grass or steel.

Engineered stone, sandstone, granite or concrete with contaminants are not accepted for recycling. These items are classed as construction and demolition waste.

From Monday 6 November 2023 concrete trucks, including pump out trucks, will no longer be allowed to wash out or dispose of liquid concrete slurry at our waste facilities. Only hardened concrete will be accepted.

Buderim
Caloundra
Nambour
Construction and demolition waste disposalBuderim
Caloundra
Nambour
Contaminated soil disposal (catchpit/silt trap waste). Complete the special waste disposal application form and refer to the relevant Department of Science and Innovation. For help to lodge the application or for more information contact council. For more information, please contact a waste management officer via council's customer service centre.Caloundra
Nambour
Domestic goods disposal for re-sale at recycling markets (e.g. books, furniture)Beerwah
Buderim
Caloundra
Witta
Domestic waste disposalAll Locations
Sunshine Coast mattress disposal. You can dispose of your old mattresses at all sites for a small fee of $20. Mattresses are then recycled so the materials can be recovered and used again. All Locations
Clinical sharps disposal. Clinical sharps (i.e. medical needles) must be in an approved, Australian Standards sharps container. Domestic customers only. Free service.Beerwah
Buderim
Caloundra
Nambour
Disposing of agvet chemical containers through recycling - DrumMUSTERBeerwah
Kenilworth
Witta
Yandina
Disposing of engine oils - Domestic quantities (20L maximum) accepted free. Commercial quantities (more than 20L) accepted - disposal charges apply.All Locations
Cooking oils - domestic quantities only (20L maximum) - free. Commercial quantities not accepted.Beerwah
Buderim
Caloundra
Nambour
Recyclables disposalAll Locations
Disposing of car batteries (lead acid batteries) - car, boat, motorcycleAll Locations
Tyre disposal - tyres larger than truck/bobcat are only accepted at Buderim, Caloundra and Nambour. Charged per tonne/kilogram.Beerwah
Buderim
Caloundra
Mapleton
Nambour
Witta
Garden organics disposal – root balls, palms and tree trunks over 30cm in diameter will be charged as general solid waste.All Locations except Yandina
E-waste recycling (free service)All Locations
Mobile telephone recycling (free service)All Locations
Fluorescent lamp disposal

Beerwah
Buderim
Caloundra

Nambour

Plasterboard (clean plasterboard only - no rubbish, plastic, food or beverage containers/wrappings or any other construction and demolition waste item)Beerwah
Buderim
Caloundra
Nambour
Single use and rechargeable batteries (free service)Beerwah
Buderim
Caloundra
Nambour
Printer cartridges (free service)Beerwah
Buderim
Caloundra
Mapleton
Nambour
Witta
Recycling of X-ray film (free service)Beerwah
Buderim
Caloundra
Nambour
PURCHASING
Purchasing mulch. View available mulch and crushed concrete.Beerwah
Buderim
Caloundra
Mapleton
Nambour
Witta
Purchasing Crushed ConcreteBuderim
Caloundra
NON ACCEPTANCE
Council does not have the facilities for disposing of fuel or diesel. To find companies that dispose fuel or diesel refer to the Yellow Pages.