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Waste Transfer Stations

Three main waste transfer stations exist in the shire with two landfill sites and other waste disposal points throughout the region.

Opening hours and location

Ph 0428 793 147 Macmillan Street, Cooktown Closed

7am - 4pm

7am  -  9am

3pm - 5pm

7am  -  9am

3pm - 5pm

7am  -  4pm Closed

8am - 12pm

12.30pm - 4.30pm

AYTON Rossville-Bloomfield Road, Ayton Mon


Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun


2pm-4pm Closed Closed 11am - 1pm Closed
LAKELAND Honey Dam Road, Lakeland Mon


Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Closed 8am - 12pm Closed Closed Closed Closed 8am - 12pm
LAURA Peninsula Development Road, Laura Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
1pm - 4pm Closed Closed Closed 1pm - 4pm Closed 2pm - 4pm
COEN Oscar Creek Road, Coen 24 hour 24 hour 24 hour 24 hour 24 hour 24 hour 24 hour

* Cooktown waste transfer station closed Sundays between 12.00pm and 12.30pm

* All waste transfer stations are closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday

What's free to dump?

Cook Shire residents can deposit any of the following materials, pre-sorted and separated, for free at local waste transfer stations:

Paper Cardboard (<3 cubic metres)
Aluminium cans (<3 cubic metres) Tin cans (baked bean cans etc)
Scrap metal(including car bodies) Green waste (<3 cubic metres)
Pesticides (<5L) Lead acid batteries
Gas bottles Glass containers (<3 cubic metres)
White goods  Plastic bottles (<3 cubic metres)
Paints (<20L) e-waste (televisions, computers and computer accessiories
Solvents, bleach and detergents (<20L) Car bodies (with tyres, fuel, oil, coolant etc removed)
Mattresses Waste oil

Fees apply to all other types of waste and are outlined in the latest fees and charges schedule.

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday