Rubbish Bin Collections

From March 2021, the Town of Port Hedland and Cleanaway delivered a kerbside recycling service in the local government area.

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Weekly Bin Collection

Council supplies 240 litre mobile waste bins to each residential property within townsites and, on request, to commercial premises.  There are two services available to ratepayers,

  • Classic Collection - provided to empty the waste from your 240 litre Mobile Garbage Bin (MGB) from your kerbside verge emptied on one specified day per week.  The cost of this service includes one bin and one collection per week and is included in the yearly rates schedule for property owners.  The cost for additional collections (above one per week) or additional bins, are listed in the Fees and Charges Schedule.  
  • Premium Collection - provided to those owners requiring their 240 litre Mobile Garbage Bin or a number of Mobile Garbage Bins to be collected and emptied from within their property; for example unit complexes with bin rooms, streets that are too narrow for a truck to safely operate, or areas with insufficient verge space to present the bin all require a roll in roll out service. The cost of this service is included in the yearly rates schedule for property owners.  Additional bins/collection costs are listed in the Fees and Charges Schedule

Collection days for the respective townsite areas are as follows:







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Port Hedland 
Turner River Estate

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South Hedland Rural Estate

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Tkalku Boorda
Pretty Pool
Cooke Point

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Walnut Grove

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The rubbish collection service runs all year, including public holidays, except for Christmas Day and Good Friday.  If your service falls on Christmas Day or Good Friday, then your bin will be emptied the following day.

All mobile bins are to remain as part of the property and must not be removed or taken to a new property if you move.

Residents are held liable for any damage or loss of bins. 

If your bin has been stolen or damaged, you can request a replacement bin or the repair of your bin online.  Please note that only property owners and property managers are able to request replacement bins as fees are applicable. 

For further information on the Waste Collection Service, please contact the Town's Customer Service Team on (08) 9111 5000.

Bin Dos and Don’ts

  • DO face the bin handles towards your house
  • DO clean your bin regularly
  • DO make sure that your bin is on the kerb by 6AM on the day of collection
  • DO bring your bin in after it has been emptied
  • DON’T leave rubbish on the ground beside your bin. It will not be collected
  • DON’T overload your bin. Heavy bins are unable to be collected
  • DON’T obstruct the drivers access to your bin by parking your car in front of the bin 

What Can I Place in My Bin?

The contents of your green bin are sent to the South Hedland Landfill Facility.  You can dispose of the following items in your bin

  • Household waste – including food scraps, nappies
  • Glass
  • All plastics
  • Steel and aluminium clans
  • Cardboard boxes – including pizza and moving boxes
  • Small amounts of Green Waste

Items that cannot be placed in your green bin

  • Hot or burning materials – including ashes and coals
  • Household hazardous waste – including paint, acid, fire extinguishers, solvents, pesticides, motor oil, gas cylinders, batteries, chemicals and heavy metals
  • Radioactive waste
  • Explosive material – including flares and ammunition
  • Electrical and electronic equipment – including Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon’s (EPIRB) or similar
  • Hospital, medical, veterinary laboratory or pathological substances – including needles
  • Sewage
  • Asbestos
  • Waste that is likely to cause a noxious odour or to attract flies or cause fly breeding
  • Anything that prevents the lid on your bin from closing 

Many of these items can be recycled or disposed of safely at the South Hedland Landfill at no charge to residents.  Please note that this service is only for household items and fees and charges do apply for commercial entities.