TRC is committed to increasing the level of recycling within the shire, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill, ensuring responsible management of waste facilities, and limiting the cost of waste management to residents as much as possible.
We all have a responsibility to minimise the waste that we produce due to the ongoing long-term effects it has on our environment.
You can make a difference by:
- Reducing the amount of waste you create (eg. take reusable bags shopping, buy in bulk to reduce packaging).
- Purchasing products that can be used over again rather than disposable products.
- Creating a compost bin to put all food scraps, shredded paper, lawn and garden clippings.
- Recycling as much as possible.
Transfer Stations are conveniently located for disposal of waste. Household waste can be delivered to Transfer Stations at no charge.
Transfer stations are not a landfill or dump. They are designed to receive local residents’ domestic self-hauled waste and recycling that can be separated into various waste streams for transfer and disposal to recycling facilities. They are not designed to service commercial quantities of waste. Commercial and non-domestic loads are to be taken to the Atherton Landfill and Transfer Station for processing.