New Start to Waste

Effective 1 August, the management of Cassowary Coast landfills, transfer stations, and weighbridges, as well as the receipt and disposal of wet waste will be managed by Council staff, saving overheads and allowing the organisation to more effectively adjust its service levels to community needs.

New opening hours

The opening hours of the transfer stations will change, with majority of the facilities being open on more days and for longer hours. The new transfer facility opening hours are:

Stoters Hill
Weekdays 8am to 4pm
Weekends 9am to 4pm

Weekdays 8am to 4pm
Weekends 9am to 1pm

Mission Beach
Weekdays 9am to 4pm
Weekends 9am to 1pm

Murray Upper
Saturday 9am to 1pm

Hull Heads
Sunday 9am to 1pm


9:00am to 4:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

9:00am to 1:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Bells Creek

9:00am to 1:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday

9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday and Sunday

Self-Service Waste Transfer Stations

Cardwell and Bells Creek will be moving to a self-service platform with automated site access

Upgrades to Transfer Stations & Landfills

Mission Beach Waste Transfer Station

The waste transfer station at Mission Beach will receive a facility expansion and upgrade. The changes to waste transfer station will focus on improving onsite safety making it easier for users to recycle and dispose of their waste.

Some of these upgrades include:

  • One way entry and exit allowing users to safely drive around the transfer station
  • Expansion and upgrade of Buy Back/Tip Shop
  • Dedicated zone for recycling waste products such as cardboard, scrap metal, eligible glass and plastic containers, electronic waste, green waste, wet paint and household batteries.

The project is expected to commence before the end of 2021.

Tully Waste Transfer Station

The waste transfer station at Tully will receive an upgrade. The changes will focus on recycling and provide users with a dedicated area to separate recyclables from their wet and dry waste. This will make it easier for users to actively reduce waste entering landfill and help protect the environment as well as reduce costs.

The project is expected to commence during late 2021