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Find out more about the Shire’s waste management operations, including applicable fees and charges, transfer stations, rural waste transfer facility access cards for rural residents, and recycling. 

Davis Road Recycling and Waste Management Facility and Tip Shop

Location and opening hours 

Opening hours: Open 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm (except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday) 

Phone: (08) 9780 5677

Address: Davis Road, Witchcliffe. (View Google Map)

Tip Shop

Have a browse through the Tip Shop and grab yourself a bargain. If you have any items suitable for the tip shop, let the gate attendants know on arrival.

Waste disposal charges

Please refer to the Waste Management Fees and Charges page.

Transfer stations (for residents without kerbside collections)

Transfer stations are only available for residents/ratepayers who do not have access to the kerbside collection service. 


Domestic household waste, including recyclables, can be dropped off at the following locations:

Opening hours

Opening hours are from 8am to 4pm, 7 days a week.

Important notes

  • Only residents with a Shire authorised smart card can access these facilities. See below for information on rural waste transfer facility access card for rural residents.
  • Bulk waste items are not accepted at any transfer stations and must be brought to the Davis Road Recycling and Waste Management Facility for disposal/recovery.

Rural waste transfer facility access card (smart card access)

Rural residents who have a habitable dwelling on their property and do not receive a kerbside collection service are provided with a rural waste transfer facility access card. 

The access card can be used for up to 52 disposals of 0.25 cubic metres (the equivalent of a wheelie bin) of domestic household waste.

Domestic waste is defined as normal household waste suitable for disposal via a regular kerbside waste bin collection. 

Household waste that does not meet the criteria, such as mattresses, bulky items, and cupboards, will be charged under the current Shire disposal fees and charges. This service is not for Commercial business disposal. 

Rural waste transfer facility access cards (smart card) are assigned to properties based on their locality. If you are allocated a smart card for a waste facility you do not use, please contact our team on (08) 9780 5255 to update your preferences.

Containers and plastic recycling

REDcycle (for soft plastics)

REDcycle is an Australian company that recovers soft plastic packaging that can’t be recycled through the yellow lid bin. 

REDcycle bins are provided at both Coles and Woolworths in Margaret River. Please bring your soft plastic packaging back to the source next time you do your shopping.

You can drop off small amounts of soft and scrunchy plastic at the Shire’s Office.

Visit the REDcycle website to find out what items are accepted through their program.

Containers for Change (for eligible containers)

You can collect eligible containers and take them to a refund point to earn money for yourself or make a donation to a worthy local cause.

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible.

 To register and find out more, visit the Containers for Change website.

Precious Plastics (for plastic bottle tops and lids)

You can save your plastic bottle tops and container lids, then take them to the Precious Plastic drop off points located at several community drop off points. This innovative group turns bottle tops and lids into surfboard fins, plant pots, and other items.  

To find out more, visit the Precious Plastic website.

The drumMUSTER Program (for agricultural and veterinary chemical containers)

As a local environmental initiative, the drumMUSTER Program collects and recycles eligible, pre-cleaned agricultural and veterinary chemical containers.

Drums with the drumMUSTER logo can be returned to the Davis Road Recycling and Waste Management Facility only.  

Important note: Please contact the Gate Attendant on (08) 9780 5677 prior to bringing in your drums.

Find out more about the DrumMuster Program.

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