Mount Isa City Council operates 3 McDonald Johnson side lifter garbage trucks to provide a domestic service twice weekly of 240L wheelie bin size. Services are set to certain days for various areas of the City however these services may change due to public holidays.
Because of the vast distances and high transport costs that recyclables need to travel to the coast for processing, Council currently does not offer kerb side recycling.
Garbage collection is offered twice weekly for the standard 240 litre ‘wheelie' bins.
For times where standard wheelie bins are unsuitable for the amount of refuse accumulated (ie: yearly yard clean-ups, or shed clean-outs), a 3000 litre bulk bin can be hired from the council at a modest fee.