Waste Waste



The Hughenden Landfill is located at the end of McLaren Street.

It is open seven days a week and is free. The opening hours are (as of July 1, 2012):

  • Monday to Friday: 8am - 11am and 3pm - 6pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 8am - 11am and 2pm - 6pm.
  • Public Holidays - 8am - 11am
  • Christmas Day - Closed
  • Good Friday - Closed

There is security present during these hours and the gates are locked after hours.

Council organises two bulk rubbish collection days per year, which are advertised a few weeks in advance. Residents need to come in to the Shire Office to nominate their address for collection.

Scavenging at this site is illegal at all times and penalties apply for those involved.

Litter Dumping Laws

Littering and Illegal Dumping Offences and Penalties Under the Waste Reduction and Recycling Acts 2011




Rubbish collection in the township of Hughenden changed from Monday, 6 December 2010.

Please take note of the day that your wheelie bin will be picked up and have your wheelie bin out before 6.00 am that morning.

The rubbish collection for Business houses will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The rubbish collection for the Hospital, Schools and Parks will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Monday Residential Pick up

Abbott Street, Allen Terry Caravan Park/Swimming Pool, Beaconsfield Street, Byers Street, Council Depot, Disraeli Street, Earl Street, Flinders Highway, Flinders Street (south of railway line), Flynn Street, Gray Street (south of the railway line), McLaren Street, McLay Street, Page Street, Playfoot Street, Queen Street, Railway Estate, Railway Station, Swanson Street, Victoria Street, Winton Road.


Wednesday Residential Pick up

Doctor's Residence, Afton Street, Alyss Street, Betts Street, Churchill Street, Geary Street, Gray Street (north of the railway line), Hunter Street, Marathon Street, Moran Street, Mowbray Street, Peel Street, Resolution Street, Richmond Hill Drive, Stansfield Street


Friday Residential Pick up

Bond Lane, Brodie Street, Comyn Street, Dalrymple Road, Flinders Street (north of railway line), Goldring Street, Uhr Street, Voss Street, Hammond Court, Hammond Street, Hann Highway, Hardwicke Street, Little Avenue

Please note that rubbish will not be collected on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday.


Wheelie Bin Garbage Collection Conditions

Please take note of Council's Garbage Collection Conditions, to avoid having your rubbish left uncollected due to overfilling or other issues.



  • Place the bin on the footpath next to the kerb, handle towards the house.
  • Do not block pedestrian pathways or vehicle access
  • The lid must be effectively closed.
  • Material not in the wheelie bin will not be collected.
  • Do not overload the bin – maximum weight is 70kg.
  • Bag all loose rubbish (eg. dust, kitchen scraps).

Failure to observe these conditions may result in bin not being emptied