Resource recovery centres

""Resource recovery centres are Brisbane City Council’s four waste and recycling facilities (formerly known as transfer stations or tips) located in Willawong, Chandler, Ferny Grove and Nudgee. The centres offer free recycling for vehicles under 4.5 tonnes RGVM. Waste vouchers or fees can be paid for the disposal of general waste and green waste.

The upgraded centres will help you recycle more for free, so we can reduce waste to landfill. The changes also make recycling easier and faster by reducing queues, increasing access to facilities, removing recycling costs and reducing processing times.

Find out how to use the new centres.

Locations and opening hours

The resource recovery centres used to be known as transfer stations or tips, but have been upgraded and renamed. The locations are the same as the former transfer stations.

The centres are open from 6.30am to 5.45pm every day of the year, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Location

Daily opening hours  

1402 Nudgee Road, Nudgee 6.30am to 5.45pm
360 Sherbrooke Road, Willawong 6.30am to 5.45pm
101 Upper Kedron Road, Ferny Grove  6.30am to 5.45pm
728 Tilley Road, Chandler
(opposite the Sleeman Sports Complex)
6.30am to 5.45pm

Waste vouchers, fees and charges

To dispose of general waste or green waste Council’s resource recovery centres, fees apply, or you can use your waste vouchers. Recycling for vehicles under 4.5 tonnes RGVM is free.

Recycling

Residents and commercial operators in vehicles less than 4.5 tonnes can use the drive-through free recycling area to unload accepted recycling materials and tip shop donations. Vehicles above 4.5 tonnes RGVM can still recycle using the labelled bins in the disposal area, where fees apply.

Find out which items are free recycling items and which items are not accepted at resource recovery centres.

General waste

General waste can be taken to the resource recovery centres for disposal. You can use your waste vouchers, or fees will apply. Find out more.

Green waste

Waste vouchers or fees apply for the disposal of green waste. Green waste material comes from the garden and includes branches, palm fronds, weeds, prunings from shrubs and trees, loose bark and grass clippings. Find out more.

Safety

When visiting the resource recovery centres, remember to dress appropriately to ensure that you stay safe. Fully enclosed shoes, long pants, protective glasses such as sunglasses, and protective gloves are recommended. Children under 12 and family pets are to remain in the vehicle at all times and if you have a heavy load, bring a friend or family member to help you unload.

Council transfer stations are non-smoking sites.

30 June 2016