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Waste Disposal Fees & FAQs

Fees may apply to use Council's Waste & Recycling Facilities.

Frequently asked questions

What ID do I need to show when I go to a Waste & Recycling facility?

Logan residents can show their driver’s licence (or other paperwork showing their residential address) to the Waste Transfer Station Operator on arrival.

Those who live outside Logan are welcome to use our facilities as well.

Commercial operators are not required to show ID.

Do you have EFTPOS at all your sites?

Yes, all our Waste & Recycling facilities and the Recycling Market have EFTPOS facilities. Only Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards are accepted.

Can I set up an account with the tip?

Businesses who use the Browns Plains Waste & Recycling facility regularly can complete an application to open an account.

Please be aware that it can take 6-8 weeks for your application to be approved as we are required to conduct a credit check.

Contact our Customer Service Centre on (07) 3412 3412 to start the process.

Do you sell mulch at your sites?

You may recall a time when you were able to buy mulch at our sites.

To comply with the Biosecurity Act 2014 and Biosecurity Regulation 2016, Council must take all reasonable steps to ensure we do not contribute to the spreading of fire ants. Consequently, the sale and movement of mulch (a potential fire ant carrier) from our facilities is a practice that had to cease.

Where can I dispose of gas bottles?

Empty LPG cylinders (the 9kg BBQ gas bottle kind) can be recycled at any of our Waste & Recycling Facilities.

To use up any remaining gas, here a few suggestions:

  • Have a BBQ
  • Take to a bottle swapping outlet where they can safely empty it for you.

It is not recommended you attempt to empty the cylinder yourself by releasing the gas into the atmosphere - it could spark an explosion.

Cylinders that still contain gas, or long thin cylinders that once contained gasses like helium cannot be accepted. A couple of websites provide helpful information on how to dispose of these:

SUEZ (formerly SITA)

Search "gas cylinder disposal" online for more options.

Where can I dispose of expired marine flares, fireworks, ammunition and other explosives?

Please contact the Queensland Government for advice. Here’s the website:

Why do you charge for tyres? Why do tyres on rims cost extra?

Council’s landfill licence does not permit the burial of tyres. In any event, it would be a waste of a resource to do so. As a result, Waste Services engages a tyre recycling contractor who removes all tyres from our sites and processes them at their recycling facility. The tyres are stripped, inspected and sorted for recycling. Recycled tyres are shredded, and then processed into high grade rubber, for use in road construction, park soft fall, equestrian centres, and as glue adhesive.

We charge for tyres to be disposed of as we pay our contractor to remove and process those tyres. The price is doubled when tyres are on rims because there is manual handling involved with separating the glued tyres from their rims by the contractor.

Where can I dispose of caravan and camper toilet waste?

Call Loganholme Water Treatment Plant’s general enquiries number on:

(07) 3412 3412 (if calling from a mobile) or
1300 1 LOGAN (1300 156 426) – Logan City landlines only

Ask about a waste water dumping point.

What is regulated waste?

Regulated waste is waste that has the potential to be harmful to the environment.

Regulated wastes that can be accepted at the Browns Plains Landfill include food processing waste, poultry and fish processing waste, low-level contaminated soils, asbestos and shredded tyres.

See the Regulated Waste and Special Burial section of our fees brochure.

Prohibited wastes

Other than on Household Paint & Chemical Drop-Off Days, Council is not able to accept the following:

  • Acids and alkalis
  • Brake fluid
  • Chemical waste (generated through medical, veterinary and laboratory procedures)
  • Chlorinated waste
  • Clinical (medical and pharmaceutical) waste
  • Explosives
  • Infectious substances (sharps, human tissue lincluding material soaked with bodily fluid)
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Paints
  • Radiator Fluid
  • Fuel/petrol
  • Sewage

There are private companies that will accept the above for a fee. Feel free to research online or in the Yellow Pages and contact companies for a quote to dispose of these waste types.