Fraser Coast Regional Council logoFraser Coast Regional Council

Disposal of hazardous waste Disposal of hazardous waste

Hazardous wastes and special waste burials can only be disposed of at the Maryborough Waste Facility, Saltwater Creek Road.

Arrangements can be made by contacting our Customer Service Centre on 1300 79 49 29.

All Council waste facilities are managed in accordance with the requirements of the Environment Protection Act 1994 and the Environmental Protection (Waste Management) Regulations 2000.

Disclaimer: Council accepts no liability for any damage to persons or vehicles using a facility.

Disposal of needles

It is an offence to dispose of needles and syringes in an unsafe manner. Fines of up to $2,200 apply.

To minimise the risk, needles, syringes and packaging containing blood or saline should always be placed into a sharps disposal container or sealed container, they should never be placed in a recycle bin or flushed down the toilet.

Where can I obtain a needles disposal container?

Queensland Health's Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs) provide free disposal containers.  

Contact Clean Needle Helpline on 1800 633 353.

You can also purchase needle disposal containers from most pharmacies.

Disposal of asbestos

Asbestos can be a health hazard if it's not disposed of properly.

All asbestos waste for landfill disposal must be double wrapped or double bagged in heavy duty 0.2mm polyethylene sheeting and tape sealed and clearly marked 'ASBESTOS'.

Broken sheeting and associated waste should be placed directly into disposal bins that have been double lined with polyethylene sheeting.

For more information, download the Disposal of Asbestos Fact Sheet (PDF,440kB)