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Waste management is a core service delivered by the Town of Port Hedland. The Town provides general waste and recycling kerbside collection collection, and runs the South Hedland Landfill site. This page contains useful information about waste management in the LGA.

WEEKLY BIN COLLECTION

The Town 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 by area

DAY

LOCALITY

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Monday

Lawson
Cassia

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Tuesday

Port Hedland 
Turner River Estate

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Wednesday

Koombana
South Hedland Rural Estate

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Thursday

Wedgefield
Tkalku Boorda
Pretty Pool
Cooke Point

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Friday

Walnut Grove
Shellborough

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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 Depot on (08) 9158 9300.

KERBSIDE RECYCLING

Click here to learn more about kerbside recycling.

BIN DO'S AND DONT'S

  • 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. 

Bin Forms

I need a bin replacement

Bin has split body / whole of bin damaged

Bin stolen / burnt / vandalised

I need bin repairs

Bin has been damaged or is missing lid or hinges

Bin has been damaged or is missing wheels or axle

I have moved into a newly built property

I have moved to a newly built premises and require a new bin

Other

Request an additional bin / remove an additional bin

I didn't receive a recycling bin

Add / Remove a premium service - change service

Missed bin / Book a collection

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 2020

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 fibres 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. 

Septic and Grease Trap Waste

Septic waste and grease trap waste is accepted in the waste water treatment plant at South Hedland Landfill as 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.

Fees and charges (see page 14) 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 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.

Asbestos Waste Disposal Requirements

  • Unauthorised depositing of Asbestos waste is prohibited
  • Severe penalties apply for unauthorised or illegal dumping of Asbestos waste
  • All building and demolition waste must be inspected by Town attendant prior to tipping
  • All Asbestos containing material must be separated from other waste
  • Asbestos containing materials will only be received at this site from Town ratepayers at an approved date and time by prior arrangement with the Town of Port Hedland
  • Town attendant must be present to supervise receipt of Asbestos
  • All Asbestos containing material must be double wrapped, free of surface contamination and labelled in accordance with requirements provided
  • No single package of wrapped Asbestos shall exceed 20 kg in weight
  • Contact the Town for further information: (08) 9158 9714