Waste Transfer Stations and WAMI

1.Locations and opening times

Council's waste facilities operate as per the schedules below except for Good Friday and Christmas day.

Araluen Tip on Dirty Butter Creek Road (now operating as a bin compound and green waste collection only)

  • Sunday and Monday 9am - 5pm (gates close at 4.45 pm)

 Braidwood Tip on Bombay Road

  • Tuesday to Friday 1pm - 5pm (gates close at 4.45 pm)
  • Saturday and Sunday 12 noon - 5pm (gates close at 4.45 pm)

Bungendore waste transfer station on Tarago Road

  • Friday 12.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 8am - 4.30pm
  • Monday 7am - 12 noon

Bungendore buy-back centre located at the transfer station on Tarago Road

  • Saturday 10am - 4pm

Bywong waste transfer station off Macs Reef Road

  • Friday 2pm - 4.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 8am - 4.30pm
  • Monday 7.00 am - 11am

Captains Flat waste transfer station on Captains Flat Road

  • Saturday and Sunday 9am - 3pm (gates close at 2.45 pm)
  • Monday 9am - 2pm

Majors Creek Tip on Araluen Street (now operating as a bin compound and green waste collection only)

  • Saturday and Sunday 8am - 5pm

Nerriga Tip on Endrick River Road

  • Sunday 11am - 3pm (gates at 2.45 pm)
  • Monday 7am - 4pm (gates close at 3.45 pm)

Queanbeyan Waste Minimisation Centre 5 Lorn Road

  • Daily from 7.15 am – 4.15 pm

2.What is a waste transfer station?

A waste transfer station is a drop-off point or staging post for waste that is taken to a final disposal site. General household waste is taken to the Woodlawn Bioreactor outside Tarago. Household recycling material is taken to the material recovery facility at Hume in the ACT.  Other collected materials are routinely transported from the site to an appropriate facility for recycling or reprocessing.

What can I take to the Macs Reef waste transfer station?

  • household waste (truck loads up to 2 tonne)
  • recycling
  • small buy-back items
  • engine oil (up to 40 litres)
  • mobile phones
  • electronic waste (computers and TVs).

What is not accepted at Macs Reef waste transfer station?

  • green waste
  • construction and demolition waste
  • earth and fill
  • tyres
  • mattresses
  • car bodies
  • white goods and large scrap metal
  • large items including furniture
  • asbestos
  • chemicals
  • dead animals.

What can I take to the Bungendore waste transfer station?

Apart from general household waste, items accepted include:

  • green waste
  • construction and demolition waste
  • commercial waste
  • tyres
  • mattresses
  • car bodies
  • white goods and scrap metal
  • large items including furniture
  • dead animals
  • paints
  • fire extinguishers
  • smoke detectors
  • gas bottles
  • cooking and motor oils
  • all types of batteries
  • fluorescent tubes and e-waste

4.WAMI information

Waste Minimisation Centre (WAMI) located at 5 Lorn Road Queanbeyan is open for free drop off of domestic quantities of green waste and listed recyclables for QPRC residents only. Green waste products are also available for purchase.

  • Businesses are not permitted to drop off recyclables at the WAMI. Council staff have the authority to refuse items if deemed from a business. Businesses can drop off green waste for a fee.

What can I take to the WAMI?

Residents can drop off the following items for free:

  • garden prunings and clippings which are too much/ too large to fit into the green waste bin
  • rigid plastic containers
  • glass bottles and jars
  • metal containers
  • paper and cardboard
  • used motor oil (domestic quantities up to 20 litres)
  • batteries
  • fluorescent globes
  • mobile phones
  • printer cartridges

Residents can also purchase shredded green waste suitable for use as garden mulch. Delivery of green waste can be arranged at a fee.

Donations of Green Waste Products

Council provides green waste products to Queanbeyan schools and community groups which can provide evidence of their not for profit status. For further information and terms, contact Council’s Waste Minimisation Officer on 6285 6246