Pre-Cyclone Clean Up

Take advantage of this FREE opportunity to clear your yard of items that can cause serious damage in the event of a cyclone. All Cook Shire Waste Transfer Stations will be receiving pre-sorted domestic waste on the weekends between 4 – 19 November 2023. 

Always FREE to dump

  • Scrap Metal (roofing iron, iron gutters, steel outdoor furniture, white goods)
  • Green waste (palm fronds, branches, trees, coconuts)
  • Car batteries
  • E-waste (TVs, computers and tablets including all accessories, printers, faxes, scanners)
  • Clean concrete, rocks and soil
  • Up to 20L of hazardous regulated wastes (cooking oil, waste oil, paints, chemicals, pesticides, and coolants).

FREE during pre-cyclone clean-up 

  • Construction and demolition waste (includes treated timber, old fence posts, and pallets)
  • Furniture (excludes couches, beds, and mattresses)
  • Broken wheelie bins
  • Asbestos up to 200L (Cooktown only). Must be double-wrapped in at least 0.2mm plastic bag (Visqueen), sealed with tape and clearly marked.*

Collection Site Dates and Times
Cooktown Waste Transfer Station                      

Sunday 05 November 8am – 4.30pm 

Sunday 12 November 8am – 4.30pm                                         

Sunday 19 November 8am - 4.30pm 

Ayton Waste Transfer Station 

04 November 11am – 1pm 

10 November 11am – 1pm 

17 November 11am - 1pm 

Lakeland Waste Transfer Station 

04 November 7am - 11am 

10 November 7am - 11am 

17 November 7am - 11am 

NOT ACCEPTED as part of the FREE dumping**

  • Tyres
  • Commercial waste
  • Household waste
  • Mattresses
  • Couches and beds

**Council-approved fees apply for disposal.

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday