Waste and Recycling FAQs

Explore the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out which week my recycling and landfill bins are collected?

The 2022/23 Waste and Recycling Guide is your handy guide to which bin is collected each week. To see the calendar which shows alternating weeks of landfill (red lid) and recycling (yellow lid) bin collections please click here.

Your FOGO bin with the lime green lid is collected every week.

Please note there are no bin collections on Good Friday, Christmas Day or New Years Day.

My bin was not collected, what should I do?

If your bin collection has been missed, please contacted the Shire’s kerbside collection contractor Cleanaway on 08 9724 6455.

My rubbish bin has been damaged or stolen, how to I get it fixed or replaced?

If you would like to request a new bin service, order additional bins or report a damaged or stolen bin, please fill out the Bin Order Form at the bottom of the Bin Orders and Requests page. Otherwise, you can call our Customer Service Team on 08 9780 5255 who will be happy to help with your request.  

How do I check which bin I should use to dispose of a particular item?

The A-Z Guide to using your bins is an easy reference for sorting your waste. Simply look up an item alphabetically to see whether it should be disposed of in your FOGO, Recycling or Landfill Bin or taken to a specific drop off point.

Click here to see the A-Z Guide to Using Your Bins.

Where can I take eWaste, hazardous waste and other waste that can't go in the bins?

Find out about where to take eWaste, batteries, gas bottles, light globes and tubes, motor oil, mobile phones, paint tins, plant pots, printer cartridges, tyres and more, on the Drop Off Points for Other Waste page. 

Disposing of waste correctly helps avoid contamination so thanks for doing your part!

How do I collect FOGO inside the home?

You can store food waste in any container at home such as a bucket or container or you can purchase a kitchen caddy at the local hardware store.

A kicthen caddy bin liner should not be needed as you can simply line the caddy with newspaper to soak up the moisure and keep it clean. 

If you feel like you can’t use the service without lining your caddy or container, please ensure the bags you use are 100% compostable as any other type of bag will contaminate the compost.

Empty the caddy into the bin with the lime green lid daily or at least three times a week.

How do I redeem my free compostable caddy liners?

Shire of Augusta Margaret River residents with the 3 bin service can collect 1 roll of compostable caddy liners from the Shire Offices by presenting a voucher from the back of their Waste and Recycling Guide. * Subjuct to availability

To find out more visit the FOGO Bin page. 

How do I redeem up to $100 subsidy for Cloth Nappies?

The Shire has introduced a program to help parents choose cloth over disposable nappies. The Shire will subsidise the cost of up to $100* towards the cost of cloth nappies for families who would like to give real nappies a go! T&C's apply

To find out how to claim your Cloth Nappy Subsidy, please visit our Waste Education and Events page. 

How do I redeem up to $50 subsidy for Reusable Sanitary Wear?

The Shire has introduced a program to support residents to make the switch to reusable sanitary wear. The Shire will subsidise the cost of up to $50* towards the cost of reusable sanitary wear for residents who live in the Shire. *T&C's apply

To find out how to claim your Reusable Sanitary Wear Subsidy, please visit our Waste Education and Events page. 

How do I make sure visitors dispose of waste correctly in my holiday home?

If you own a holiday home in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, please consider displaying our poster and flyer to help your guests dispose of waste correctly. These can be downloaded from the bottom of our Waste Education and Events page. 

I have a question I can't find the answer to, who should I call?

If you have a question about waste and recycling that we haven't covered on the website, please call our Customer Service Team on 08 9780 5255, email [email protected] or visit the Shire of Augusta Margarer River offices during business hours. 

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