Waste Services & Transfer Station

Waste Services & Transfer Station

Rubbish Collection

Rubbish Collection

Household Rubbish Collection

The Shire provides each rateable residential property with one 240 litre rubbish bin weekly collection service. Rateable properties requiring additional bins or services above their entitlement will incur additional fees, as per the current fees and charges.

To order a new/extra service and or bin, please complete the following form:

Rubbish Bin Purchase Form


Shire household rubbish collection services are provided by Avon Waste. 

If you have any questions or issues with your collection services, or for bin repairs or replacements please contact the company directly on (08) 9641 1318 or at

For more information on Avon Waste visit here.

Bin collection days

Note:  Bin collections will not change on public holidays except on Christmas Day when there is no collection. 

Rubbish Collection Day
  • South of Irwin River both side of Point Leander Drive
  • Pearse Road
  • Morrissey Place
  • Plester Street
  • Richardson Road
  • Ocean Drive
  • Retreat Blvd (All Encompassing)
  • North of Dongara at Bookara Road East on Brand Highway
  • Bonniefield Road to Old Irwin Townsite and back to Bookara Road West on Brand Highway (All Encompassing.)
  • South of Irwin River - East Side
  • St Dominics Road
  • Dawson Avenue
  • Francis Road
  • Blenheim Road
  • Golf Course Road
  • Point Leander Drive south of Golf Course Road
  • Ocean Drive south of Richardson Road (All Encompassing.)
  • West of Brand Highway
  • North of Irwin River (All Encompassing.)
Placement Of Bins

Placement Of Bins

The mobile bins are emptied by Council's contractors and should be by 6.00am on collection days.

Residents are advised to put their bins out the night before to avoid them being missed.

All bins should be placed approximately half a metre from the kerb and half a metre apart from each other, with the lid opening to face the road. Do not place bins under trees or park cars in front of bins.

Things that cannot be collected

  • Heavy bins - over 70kg
  • Overfull bins - please ensure bin lid can fully close
  • Loose items - bags next to bins will not be collected
Transfer Station

Transfer Station

The Council Transfer Station Recycling Centre is located on Dee Street, Port Denison off Point Leander Drive.

The Transfer Stations phone number is 0419 034 288.

The facility is open:


Monday to Friday7:30am - 2:30pm
Saturday and Sunday9:00am - 2:00pm
Public Holidays9:00am - 2:00pm
ClosedChristmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday
Important changes

In line with recent changes under the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment Regulations 2019 the Shire has introduced a new waste management system at the Dongara Transfer Station.

What does this mean for our customers?

  • Our hours of operation will remain the same
  • You will have the option to pay by EFTPOS
  • Improved invoicing for Business and account customers
  • All vehicles will be required to check in with staff at the entrance prior to depositing waste into designated areas so that staff can record:
    • Vehicle registrations of all vehicles entering the site
    •  Types and volume of waste and other material entering site
    •  Types and volume of waste and other material leaving site

Why were the changes required?

The changes will:

  • Improve customer service and provide additional payment options
  • Allow us to comply with our legal environmental obligations
  • Help us provide sustainable waste management services into the future

Where can I find more information?

Please contact Stacey Pratt-King, Coordinator Infrastructure & Asset Services on 9927 0000 or via email

FREE items that are accepted

The Transfer Station accepts the following items free for disposal:

  • Car batteries
  • Green waste
  • Aluminium cans
  • Steel products
  • White goods
  • Engine oil
Recycling waste that is accepted

Recycling waste that is accepted at the Transfer Station includes:

  • Greenwaste
  • Aluminium cans
  • Scrap metal
  • Household items which may be of use to somebody
  • Second hand building materials
Fees and Charges

Charges apply for:

  • General refuse (commercial & domestic)
  • Tyres
  • Car bodies
  • Builder's waste
  • Special burial waste
  • Liquid waste

Please refer to our Fees and Charges.

Fees and Charges

Recycling Centre

Recycling Centre

Recycling Centre

Contact Information

Contact Info

For all transfer Station enquiries, please contact Technical  Services  on  9927 0000