Planet Ark Recycling Near You - Kerbside Recycling Services in the Mackay Regional Council area


Kerbside Recycling Services in the Mackay Regional Council area

Below are the kerbside recycling services provided by your local Council.

Fortnightly Service

Recycling bin with a yellow lid


All Residential Properties

Accepted Materials

Glass Bottles and Jars

Aluminium Cans



Office Paper

Envelopes Without a Window

Envelopes With a Window

Phone Books

Pizza Boxes (clean)

Egg Cartons


Steel Food Cans

Steel Paint Cans (empty)

Steel Aerosol Cans (empty)

Aluminium Aerosol Cans (empty)

Milk cartons (fresh, no foil lining)

Milk cartons (long-life, with foil lining)

Juice cartons (fresh, no foil lining)

Juice cartons (long-life, with foil lining)

Plastics marked with

PET Bottles marked with # 1 HDPE Bottles marked with # 2 PVC Containers marked with # 3 LDPE Containers marked with # 4 PP Bottles marked with # 5 PS Plastic Containers marked with # 6

Materials Not Accepted

Plastic Bags

Polystyrene Foam

Ceramics, Pyrex glass, Ovenware

Cups, plates, wine and drinking glasses

Garden organic waste


Food scraps


Other Materials Not Accepted
  • Kitty Litter
  • General Household Waste
  • Polystyrene foam takeaway Food Containers
  • Clothing
  • Electrical items and cords
  • large metal items,pots and pans, car parts

  • Recycling Tips

    Remove lids, rinse out containers (in dirty dish washing water) and place items loosely in the recycling bin. Do not tie recyclables up in plastic bags, plastic bags cannot be recycled at the Materials Recovery Facility in Mackay. If you are unsure about what can be recycled check the sticker on the lid of the recycling bin or call the Waste Hotline on 4968 4585.

    Replacement Recycling Container

    If you need a replacement kerbside recycling container, please contact Customer Service Centre on 1300 622 529.