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Waste Management & Effluent Disposal

Waste Management

The South Hedland Landfill Facility is a Class 2 landfill, which means that it is authorised to accept certain hazardous wastes including asbestos, synthetic mineral fibers and some potentially hazardous industrial materials.

If you require disposing of hazardous waste please in the first instance contact Environmental Health Services and we will advise you of a course of action appropriate for the disposal of your waste.

The landfill is audited and licensed annually by the Department of Environmental Protection. There is legislated acceptance criteria for all landfills in Western Australia and this information is available from the Department of Environmental Protection.

To obtain a copy of the Acceptance Criteria for Landfills please visit the Department of Environmental Protection website. If you have any further queries please contact Environmental Health Services on (08) 9158 9300.

For all operational enquiries relating to waste services collection, missed bin collection and pre-cyclone clean up please see our Engineering section.

Effluent and Effluent Disposal

Areas throughout Port Hedland which aren’t connected to sewer, such as Turner River, Wedgefield and Boodarie, require a system to treat effluent produced on site. An example of a treatment system is a septic tank installation or aerobic treatment unit (ATU’s) installation. Before these systems can be installed, an application must be made to the Town’s EHS using the Application to Construct or Install an Apparatus for the Treatment of Sewage. These systems cannot be installed without the Town’s approval. For further information of the application process, please click here.

For information on choosing a system, please click here.

For information about greywater re-use, click here

Liquid Waste

All Transportation vehicles of liquid waste are audited and licensed by Department of Environment and Conservation pursuant to legislative requirements.

The auditing of these vehicles is to ensure the integrity of the tank and the non-leakage of the contents. This prevents odour and public health problems.

Please contact the Department of Environment Regulation for further information on (08) 6467 5000.

For further information or advice, please call the Town’s EHS on 08 9158 9367.