Ipswich City Council

Public Waste Disposal Centres

Ipswich Waste Services operates two Recycling and Refuse Centres for the disposal of general waste and a range of recyclable materials.

Recycling & Refuse Centre Address Opening Hours
Riverview Recycling
& Refuse Centre

Riverview Road,

7 days a week
1 October - 31 March: 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
1 April - 30 September: 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

Rosewood Recycling
& Refuse Centre

Oakleigh Colliery
Road, Rosewood

7 days a week
1 October - 31 March: 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
1 April - 30 September: 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

Note: Only Domestic Household waste is accepted at this Facility, Commercial or Business waste is not accepted.


  • Charges apply for the disposal of all waste at the centres. For more information, see the
    2014-2015 Fees & Charges  2014-2015 Fees & Charges  (PDF, 325 kb) or contact Ipswich City Council on 3810 6666.
  • For information on commercial charges please contact Ipswich City Council.

Waste Acceptance

  • Both facilities accept dry non-hazardous waste.
  • No food waste or liquids (other than recyclable/hazardous liquids listed below).
  • Riverview Recycling and Refuse Centre will also accept domestic quantities of some types of hazardous waste such as asbestos.
  • Doors must be removed from refrigerators and other appliances to prevent small children becoming trapped.
  • All waste must be covered to prevent littering. 
  • Refer to Securing And Sorting My Green Waste Load  Securing And Sorting My Green Waste Load  (PDF, 455 kb) for further information.
  • The waste pit (or bins at the Rosewood Recycling and Refuse Centre) are only provided for the disposal of material that cannot be recycled - so sort your waste prior to arriving at the Recycling and Refuse Centres.

Recycling Facilities

At both Riverview and Rosewood Recycling and Refuse Centres, there are designated areas provided for recycling of:

  • Green waste and untreated timber: tree prunings, cuttings, branches, stumps, grass clippings and timber are collected for mulching.
  • White goods such as fridges, freezers and other electrical items (doors must be removed)
  • Tyres (domestic sources only)
  • Car Batteries (domestic sources only)
  • Oil (domestic sources only) - 20L limit at any one time
  • Steel and scrap metal, including car bodies
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Clean glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium, including cans
  • Clean plastic, soft drink and milk bottles no plastic bags

The Riverview Recycling and Refuse Centre also accepts the following materials for recycling:


Conditions of Entry

For everyone's safety, all users of the facilities must agree to:

  • Advise site staff if you wish to dispose of chemicals, tyres, asbestos, waste oil or other hazardous material. (As mentioned above, the only hazardous wastes accepted by the Rosewood Recycling and Refuse Centre are tyres and waste oil).
  • Follow all directions given by staff.
  • Place all recyclable and hazardous materials in the designated areas - not in the waste pit/bins.
  • Children under 12 years of age and pets must remain in vehicles at all times.
  • Wear enclosed footwear at all times.
  • No scavenging.
  • No smoking.
  • No entry into the waste pit/bins.

Asbestos Disposal at Riverview Recycling and Refuse Centre

Ipswich residents can dispose of small domestic quantities of asbestos at Riverview Recycling and Refuse Centre. A separate charge applies for asbestos disposal. You must dampen down the asbestos and double wrap it in black plastic.

Please inform the weighbridge operator that you have asbestos in your vehicle and you will be directed to the relevant disposal area. Asbestos MUST NOT be disposed of in the pit.

For more information on Asbestos Disposal refer to the Asbestos Disposal Asbestos Disposal (PDF, 509 kb)fact sheet.

Asbestos is a hazardous waste. Detailed information on how to handle and remove asbestos from buildings safely and legally can be found at the Queensland Health website.

If you have large quantities of asbestos, contact Ipswich Waste Services for disposal advice.

Asbestos Health Warning

Asbestos is highly toxic, causing a range of lung diseases, that are slow to develop but in many cases deadly. Inhaling the fibres can cause a fibrous stiffening and shrinking of the lung, as well as lung cancer, particularly the incurable, rapidly-growing lung cancer known as mesothelioma.

It is essential that anyone that works with asbestos knows how to protect themselves and the people around them from this dangerous material Refer to the Queensland Health website for more detailed asbestos handling and removal information.

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