Household waste disposal and recycling

Urban residents collection days

A weekly waste collection service is available for residents within the waste collection service area which currently includes those areas listed in the table below.

Residents within the waste collection service area are requested to place their 240 litre or 140 litre wheelie bin (green bin with green lid) ready for collection from 6am.  Please ensure the bin is out prior to 6am on the day of collection and placed within one metre of the kerb and minimum 0.5 metres away from any other obstruction.

Do not overload your refuse bin. The maximum weight of the bin should not exceed 70 kilograms. All waste is be contained within the bin with the lid shut.

Monday Margaret River Town north and east of Bussell Highway/Forrest Road intersections. East to Rendall Close
Tuesday Prevelly, Gnarabup, Cowaramup, Gracetown, Brookfield Estate and Margaret River Town West of Railway Terrace
Wednesday Witchcliffe, Augusta Town, Augusta Special Rural, Molloy Island and Karridale
Thursday Margaret River Town South from Bussell Highway/Forrest Road intersections. East from Rendall Close (Riverslea Subdivisions)
Friday Special Rural areas of Margaret River, Boodjidup, Redgate, Glenellie, Wilderness, Woodyche, Wildflower Estate, Falls Estate, Kilcarnup and Basildene Estate

Please do not place the following into your bin:

  • Hot or burning ash
  • Oils, motor spirit or flammable liquid
  • Liquid paint or solvents
  • Building rubble, concrete, bricks, pavers, wood or steel
  • Dressings, swabs or blood samples, medical, laboratory or pathology substances
  • Needles or sharps unless they are sealed in a sharps container
  • Waste that is likely to become a nuisance such as fish carcass and crustacea unless pre-wrapped

Missed collection

All customer requests relating to waste collection services such as missed bin collections are to be forwarded to:

Waste contractor service provider
Cleanaway 
Phone 08 9726 0811
Email bunbury.MUN@cleanaway.com.au   

Recycling contract service provider
Suez Environmental Services
Phone 1800 260 033
Website www.perthwaste.com.au

Waste pass for rural residents

Rural residents are provided with a Domestic Waste Facility Pass as rural residents are not provided with a waste or recycling collection service and are required to transport domestic waste to a Shire waste disposal facility.

A Domestic Waste Facility Pass is issued to each rateable landholding and entitles the rural residents to 26 disposals of 0.25 cubic metres, the equivalent of a wheelie bin, of household domestic waste.

Domestic waste is defined as being typically food wastes suitable for disposal via a normal kerbside waste bin collection.  Household waste considered to not meet the criteria such as mattresses, settees, cupboards etc will be charged in accordance with current Shire disposal fees and charges.  The pass is not to be used by commercial businesses.

The pass can be used at the Davis Road Recycling and Waste Management facility and all other Shire manned transfer stations.  Additional passes are available for purchase as required and are obtainable in 3 cubic metre (12 wheelie bins) and 5 cubic metre (20 wheelie bins) sizes.  If you have not received a Domestic Waste Pass and are not currently receiving a kerbside collection service please contact the Davis Road facility on 08 9780 5677 to check on your eligibility.

Waste disposal sites

For information on opening days and times go to Waste facilities.

Bin purchase

Green Bin

A Green Bin is purchased by the resident through a stockist (ie hardware) and remains the property of the purchaser.  Green wheelie bins must meet the required type and size; 240 litre, green body with green lid.  The Shire no longer keeps a stock of bins for sale.  The latest fees are in the current Fees and Charges available under Publications .

Yellow Bin

The Shire will provide a Yellow Lid recycling bin on request provided you are within the current designated collection areas and wish to receive the service.  Costs apply.   To obtain a recycling bin residents can request a service by;

  • Contacting Customer Service on 08 9780 5255.
  • Attend either the Margaret River or Augusta offices.
  • Submit a request through the website Contact page below.

Following receipt of a request the bin will be delivered in approximately two to three weeks.  The Yellow Bin is provided to the property and is not to be removed when the property is vacated or sold.

Recycling

Household Recycling

Council participates in a regional recycling scheme with other South West councils. Green Recycling, based in Bunbury, operates the regional contract for a kerbside recycling collection to householders in specified areas.

Recycling bins are emptied once a fortnight, on the same day as your rubbish bin.  Householders are provided with a 240 litre Yellow Lid Bin for separate collection of:

  • Glass, rinsed bottles and jars
  • Plastics with symbol codes 1 - 6
  • Steel, aluminium and empty aerosol cans
  • Cardboard
  • Newspapers
  • Mixed paper, leaflets, magazines, soap and ceral boxes, milk and juice cartons

Please ensure all items have been placed in the bin loose. Bagged items will be sent to landfill.

Please DO NOT place any of the following in your yellow top bin:

  • Plastic bags
  • Batteries or metal
  • Rubber or leather
  • Garden waste
  • Timber or building materials
  • Clothing
  • Food scraps or wrappings
  • Oil, acid or chemicals
  • Crockery
  • Pottery or porcelain
  • Plate glass

Drop Off Recycling

All waste facilities can accept the following materials for recycling:

  • Glass, rinsed bottles and jars
  • Plastics with symbol codes 1 - 6
  • Steel, aluminium and empty aerosol cans
  • Cardboard
  • Newspapers
  • Mixed paper, leaflets, magazines, soap and ceral boxes, milk and juice cartons

Davis Road Waste Facility, Cowaramup Bay Road and Poole Road Kudardup transfer stations will accept the following.

  • Mixed scrap metals, whitegoods (degassed) and gas bottles (require bleeding and removal of the valve stems prior to acceptance) 

Recycling collection day calendar

A copy can be downloaded below under Further information or a copy collected at the Shire offices in Margaret River and Augusta.

Green waste

Residents are encouraged to separate garden waste (green waste) from their household refuse which can be disposed of at the Shire's waste facilities.

Bulk green waste should be taken to the Davis Road waste facility.  Smaller loads to a maximum of two cubic metres can be disposed of at the manned transfer stations at Cowaramup Bay Road Cowaramup and Poole Road Kudardup.  Costs apply.

All green waste must be free from any contamination otherwise general waste disposal charges will apply.

Litter and illegal dumping

Rangers check for illegal dumping of rubbish during regular patrols, and vehicles and trailers en-route to waste disposal sites are targeted for unsafe and insecure loads. They liaise with the Keep Australia Beautiful Council (KABC) WA, work to raise awareness regarding litter control and the correct disposal of waste, and liaise with and assist community groups regarding local litter removal activities.

Dumping of Rubbish

The community is encouraged to assist in cracking down on illegal dumping. Anyone who sees dumping occurring should report the incident to the Shire, along with the vehicle's licence plate number so that the offenders can be traced.

The Shire is monitoring popular dumping sites in order to identify offenders who face a maximum penalty of $12,000.  This means that incorrectly disposing of lawn clippings in the spare block next door or the park across the road could become a costly venture. Materials typically illegally disposed of in the region include:

  • Construction and demolition waste (eg. bricks, concrete, fencing and timber);
  • Abandoned automobiles, auto parts and tyres;
  • Green waste (eg. prunings, lawn clippings); and
  • General household rubbish.

To report illegal dumping contact Ranger Services on 08 9780 5286.

Abandoned vehicles

Abandoned vehicles are an ever-increasing problem, and are frequently left in situations that create dangerous hazards for motorists. Prompt removal is often required, and Rangers work closely with local Police to ensure this is carried out. They trace and contact vehicle owners whenever possible, and arrange towing and/or impounding and disposal of abandoned vehicles.

Waste disposal charges

Waste item Charge

Domestic recycling - sorted and separated 

No Charge
Mixed general waste - minimum charge (per wheelie bin)

$8.00

Mixed general waste (per 1m3)

$32.00

Green waste - minimum charge (up to 1m3)

$2.00

Green waste (per m3 exceeding 1m3)

$7.00

Green waste - contaminated (per m3)

$32.00

Mattress/Base - single, inner steel spring (each)

$5.00

Mattress/Base - double/queen, inner steel spring (each)

$10.00

Mattress/Base - king, inner steel spring (each)

$15.00

Fridges, air-cons, freezers (each)

$15.00

Fridge/freezer dual commercial unit (each)

$30.00

Tyres residential - car/4WD no rim (each)

$8.00

Tyres residential - car/4WD with rim (each)

$10.00

Tyres residential - motorbike (each)

$5.00

Domestic animals (each)

$20.00

Farm animals (each)

$32.00

Asbestos - (per m3)

$105.00

Asbestos - minimum charge (small bundle)

$50.00

Motor vehicle body - no tyres

$12.00

Caravans/boats (per m3)

$32.00

Problematic mixed bulk waste - skip bin (per m3)

$45.00

Commercial glass - skip bin (per m3)

$16.00

Commercial paper/cardboard - skip bin (per m3)

$10.00

Further information

 

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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

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66 Allnut Terrace
Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255

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