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South Hedland Landfill

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

On site is a weighbridge 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 are 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 

Saturday

8am - 4pm

Sunday

 CLOSED

Public Holidays

Australia Day 2020: 8am - 4pm

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 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, 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
  • Neverfail Water Bottles
  • Car Batteries
  • Car & Motorbike Tyres (4 per visit, domestic users only)
  • 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
  • Paint
  • Drums

These items can be taken to ToxFree in 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 on 13 October 2017. 

The Landfill is able to accept the following waste streams.

COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL WASTE

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

Biomedical waste, clinical waste

Industrial Solid Waste

Construction waste, demolition waste

 

Liquid Waste

Septage, grease, storm water pump out

Hazardous Waste

Quarantine Waste, biomedical

 

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 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 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

·         Industrial 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

The fees for the Landfill were adopted by Council in June 2020.  Please note that GST is payable on all landfill/waste disposal fees.

Residents Domestic Waste

Household Waste

No charge

Green waste (uncontaminated)

No charge

Metal

No charge

Clean fill

No charge

Car bodies – Domestic Disposal

No charge

Commercial Waste Fees & Charges

NOTE:   * This charge to apply ONLY when weighbridge is not operational.

 

Commercial Putrescible Waste - Commercial Contractor - minimum charge 1 tonne

$85.00

* Commercial Putrescible Waste - Commercial Contractor (per m3) / minimum charge

$21.93

Commercial Industrial Waste -   Includes, concrete, timber, commercial and demolition waste, contaminated metals, contaminated green waste  all waste from industrial use - (per tonne)

$125.00

*  Commercial Industrial Waste -  Includes, concrete, timber, commercial and demolition waste, contaminated metals, contaminated green waste  all waste from industrial use. (per m3) / minimum charge 1 m3

$142.00

Construction & Demolition Waste - concrete and building materials only.  No metals or other non-construction materials.  (per tonne) / no minimum charge

 $125.00

Construction & Demolition Waste - concrete and building materials only.  No metals or other non-construction materials.  (per m3) / minimum charge

 $142.00

Uncontaminated Metal (per tonne) Minimum Charge

$30.00

*  Uncontaminated Metal (per m3) Minimum Charge

$43.00

Clean fill (tonne) / (m3)

No charge

Commercial Green Waste (Uncontaminated) Commercial Contractors - (per tonne)

$58.00

Commercial Green Waste (Uncontaminated) Commercial Contractors - minimum charge under 1 tonne

$22.00

*  Green Waste (Uncontaminated) - commercial contractors - (per m3) / minimum charge under 1 tonne

$8.00

Liquid Waste - Including non- hazardous soluble liquids, grease traps, waste water and effluent - (per tonne) / Minimum Charge

$85.00

* Liquid Waste- Including non- hazardous soluble liquids, Grease traps, waste water and effluent - (per500L) / Minimum Charge

$85.00

Muddy Water - (per tonne) / minimum charge

$110.00

  * Muddy Water - (per 500L) / minimum charge

$110.00

Commercial Tyres - (per tonne) / minimum charge 1 tonne

$660.00

Rubber Products Small (must be cut up or Specialist Processing fee applies) - (per tonne)/minimum charge 1 tonne

$660.00

Specialist Disposal  Fees & Charges

All Hazardous Waste must be PRE-APPROVED as acceptable waste to Class II Landfill Standard.

 

Hazardous Waste Analysis

$454.00

Specialist Disposal -  Includes contaminated soils, documents, quarantine material and all materials requiring immediate burial - (per tonne) minimum charge 1 tonne

$180.00

Hazardous Disposal - Includes Asbestos (fully sealed in plastic), medical and biological waste, synthetic mineral fibers, dead animals of any kind and other harmful or biological material requiring immediate burial (per tonne) minimum charge 1 tonne

$203.00

Hazardous/Specialist disposal - Cover material fee for 5 tonnes and greater (per tonne)

$16.50

Specialist material processing fee - Includes materials such as conveyor belts, oversized tyres, PVC piping, Bulka Bags, cable drums, any item considered oversized, demountable buildings, inflatable air filled items,  all items requiring specialist processing to compact or that are non-compactable - (per tonne/minimum charge)

$880.00

Rail Grindings - (per tonne) / minimum charge 1 tonne

 $880.00

Relocation of Incorrectly Tipped Waste (per hour) / per incident

$418.00

other fees

Battery disposal/recovery - Per tonne

$191.00

Pressurised Cylinders, including gas cylinders, fire extinguishers/recovery - Per tonne

$176.00

Commercial Vehicles Including Truck bodies, caravans, trailers, boats. (must be cut up or Specialist Processing fee applies)  (per tonne)

$125.00

Administration Fee to reprint weighbridge dockets (per docket)

$23.50

Wash Down Facility - per truck – only available to refuse trucks (includes cleaner)

$50.00

 

Rubbish Bin Collection

For information on kerbside waste collections, please click HERE.