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South Hedland Landfill

The South Hedland Landfill is located at the end of North Circular Road, South Hedland. 

A weighbridge is used to calculate chargeable commercial refuse, and to provide accurate records of all waste stream types committed to Landfill. 

It is a condition of entry to this facility that all users shall conform to directions issued by staff. 

Any goods deposited at this facility immediately become the property of the Town of Port Hedland, under section 4.6 , Prohibited Activities of the Local Waste Law 2018

Customers are responsible for the unloading of their own vehicles, and may be liable for charges for the relocation of waste that has been disposed of in the incorrect area. 

Hours Of Operation

Weekdays

7.30am - 4.30pm (last vehicle entry 4:15pm)

Saturday

8am - 4pm (last vehicle entry 3:45pm)

Sunday

 CLOSED

Public Holidays

8am - 4pm (last vehicle entry 3:45pm)

Christmas Day and Good Friday

CLOSED

**Please note last entry is 15 minutes prior to gate closing time.**

 *Please note skip bins will be available at the front of Landfill for non-commercial use outside of regular hours. *

What Can I Take to the South Hedland Landfill?

The South Hedland Landfill Facility is a Class 2 landfill, which means that it is authorised to accept all domestic streams of waste, industrial waste and construction waste, as well as certain hazardous wastes including asbestos, synthetic mineral fibers and some potentially hazardous industrial materials, provided they meet certain acceptance criteria.

Recycling

All materials deemed by Council to be recyclable, must be taken to the recycling areas of the Landfill as directed by staff.  This includes

  • Clean Fill
  • Gas Cylinders (non-commercial quantities)
  • Neverfail Water Bottles
  • Car Batteries
  • Car & Motorbike Tyres (4 per visit, domestic users only)
  • Electronic waste (e-waste) including all computers and peripheries (printers, drives etc.), televisions, mobile phones and electrical cords.

The South Hedland Landfill facility does not accept:

  • Motor oil, coolant, fuels
  • Paint
  • Drums
  • Commercial quantities of gas bottles, flares and fire extinguishers
  • Household chemicals.

These items can be taken to Cleanaway,  20 Schillaman St, Wedgefield for disposal. 

              

Commercial Industrial Waste

The South Hedland Landfill Facility is a Class 2 Landfill and can only accept waste as listed in the current licence, L69171997/8, as issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and amended periodically.  

The Landfill is able to accept the following waste streams.

WASTE STREAM

EXAMPLE

Putrescible Waste

Household waste, paper, cardboard, food waste, household furniture, garden waste,

Inert Waste Type 1

Non-hazardous, biodegradable, glass, plastic, asphalt, building and demolition waste

Inert Waste Type 2

Non-biodegradable – plastics, tyres, bulka bags

Special Wastes Type 1

Asbestos and asbestos cement products only.  No fibrous asbestos. 

Special Wastes Type 2

Medical and biological waste, clinical waste

Industrial Solid Waste

Construction waste, demolition waste

Liquid Waste

Septage, grease, storm water pump out

Hazardous Waste

Quarantine waste

 

To obtain a copy of the Acceptance Criteria for Landfills or further information regarding Landfill Waste Classification and Waste Definitions 1996 for Class I & II please visit the Department of Environmental Protection website.  If you have any further queries, please contact the Town of Port Hedland, Waste Operations Team on (08) 9158 9714. 

Specialist and Hazardous Waste Disposal

The following types of Specialist Waste are accepted at South Hedland Landfill

  • Contaminated soil
  • Quarantine waste
  • Asbestos (fully sealed in plastic)
  • Medical and biological waste
  • Pharmaceuticals and poisons
  • Dead animals

If you require specialist disposal please review the Contaminated Waste Guidelines (which contains an Application Form) and if you are still unsure contact the Waste Operations team on 08 9158 9714. Please submit the Application Form to landfill@porthedland.wa.gov.au.

Fees and charges (see page 14) do apply for the disposal of specialist waste. 

Liquid Waste

The acceptance and disposal of liquid waste is governed by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.  The Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 (the Regulations) provide for the licensing of waste facilities, carriers, drivers and vehicles involved in transporting controlled waste on roads in Western Australia. 

For information regarding the disposal of liquid waste at the South Hedland Landfill, please call the Town of Port Hedland, Waste Operations Team on (08) 9158 9714. 

For information including fact sheets, fees and guidelines regarding the transportation of liquid waste, please contact the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Transport drivers are responsible for off-loading the material and will not be assisted by Town of Port Hedland staff or machinery. 

Fees and charges (see page 14) do apply for the disposal of liquid waste. 

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

 

Waste Fees and Charges

Residents that wish to dispose of the following waste streams at the South Hedland Landfill Facility are not subject to charges under the Fees and Charges Schedule 2020/21.

·         Domestic waste

·         Green Waste

·         Clean fill

·         Car bodies

Customers will be directed to the areas specified for each material type, so that each stream can be separated for subsequent resource recovery.

Payment Options

For the safety and security of its staff and customers, the South Hedland Landfill does not take or hold cash on the premises.

Payment of fees and charges can be made through a pre-arranged account or alternatively they can be paid at the weighbridge with a credit card or via EFTPOS.

To open an account, please fill in a credit application form and return to the Town via email: council@porthedland.wa.gov.au  or mail: PO Box 41, Port Hedland, WA 6721.

Comments and feedback are welcome and can be made to staff at the landfill site. It should be noted that staff operate within guidelines set by management and hence any dispute regarding fees or waste acceptance should be directed to the Manager of Waste Operations on (08) 9158 9715. 

2020/2021 South Hedland Landfill Facility Fees and Charges

Landfill Fees and Charges are reviewed and adopted by Council annually.  Please note that GST is payable on all landfill/waste disposal fees.

To view the current Fees and Charges, click HERE and navigate to page 14.

Rubbish Bin Collection

For information on kerbside waste collections, please click HERE.