Council's Waste Service
Council provides a kerbside domestic waste collection service to residential properties within the defined garbage collection area. Domestic waste is waste, other than domestic clean-up waste, green waste, recycling waste, interceptor waste or waste discharged to a sewer, produced as a result of the ordinary use or occupation of domestic premises. To qualify for a domestic waste collection service, the property to be serviced must be located within the defined garbage collection area, be used for domestic (i.e. residential) purposes only and have located thereon a lawful structure that is used for residential purposes. A lawful structure is defined as a Class 1a dwelling approved by Council under the Building Act 1975 and for which a Certificate of Occupancy or Completion has been issued, or a Temporary Home approved by Council under permit.
Each domestic premises meeting the requirements of Council's Waste Services Policy, will receive free of charge, one 240lt wheelie bin. The bin is to be placed for collection on the road side immediately adjacent the residential premises concerned on a weekly basis the night before collection. The day of collection will vary dependent upon the locality at which the premises to be serviced is located. For further assistance in that regard, please refer to the maps highlighting the defined garbage areas as below or contact Council's Rates Department.
Nominated Collection Day / Designated Collection Area
Council's defined collection areas and the days of collection are depicted on the maps below:
- Charters Towers City – Nominated Collection Day
- Charters Towers Environs – Nominated Collection Day
- Charters Towers and Environs – Designated Collection Area
- Balfes Creek
- Hervey Range
If your property currently does not have a garbage collection service and you would like one, please submit a written request to Council advising of your location, and Council will investigate and advise whether the service is feasible and/or the costs associated with same.
For further information, please see Council's Waste Information Package.
Bulk Rubbish Collection
Charters Towers Regional Council introduced free waste vouchers for property owners in September 2020 in lieu of the annual bulk rubbish collection service offered, however there are some exceptions per below:
Charters Towers Region
Council is providing a LIMITED bulk rubbish collection in Charters Towers, Balfes Creek, Homestead, Pentland, Sellheim, Mingela, Ravenswood and Greenvale, for current concession card holders.
To take advantage of the service, REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by close of business Friday, 3 November 2023 by calling Council on 4761 5300.
See the information sheet for further information about acceptable waste and items that will not be collected.
Council is facilitating a bulk rubbish collection in the township of Hervey Range on Monday, 6 November 2023.
See the information sheet above, for further information about acceptable waste and items that will not be collected.
IMPORTANT: A limit of two (2) cubic metres will apply to ensure the provision of a financially sustainable service.
For any further queries, please contact Council by calling 07 4761 5300.