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Waste Management

The Shire of Irwin is committed to caring for the environment by implementing sustainable waste management practices that will assist in minimising waste to landfill.

Toxfree Solutions Ltd is the Shire's contractor for the provision of all waste management services within the municipality.

The Shire's Transfer Station is located on Dee Street, near the Golf Course. A free Drop-off facility is provided at the Transfer Station for the following items: Car batteries, green waste, aluminium cans, steel products, white goods, newspaper, timber and engine oil. Charges apply for tires, car bodies, builder's waste, liquid waste and general refuse (please refer to our Fees & Charges).

Waste Disposal Services

To allow easy pick-up of waste, each residential property is required to have a 240 litre mobile rubbish bin which may be purchased from the Shire Office. The cost of a bin is $105 and, upon payment, will be delivered to the nominated property.

Strategic Waste Management Plan

The Waste Management Board (WMB) in its efforts to reduce the amount of waste being generated in Western Australia announced a Zero Waste Management Plan Development Scheme (ZWPDS) in 2006. The ZWPDS is intended to assist Local Government in Western Australia with the preparation of Strategic Waste Management Plans (SWMP) in order to facilitate enhanced planning for municipal waste management and recycling. It is intended that the plans will assist Local Governments in aligning their activities with the State's vision of 'Towards Zero Waste'.

You can view a copy of the plan here:

Rubbish Collection

The mobile bin is for the disposal of all general household waste and is collected once a week. Items not to be placed in this bin include building materials, large garden cuttings, oils, acids or other liquids.

Placement Of Bins

The mobile bins are emptied by Council's contractors and should be out as early as 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.

Bulk Bin Service

A Bulk Bin Service (a variety of sizes and collection days) is available upon request, with the service fee being added to your rates notice. Please contact the Rates Department for further information in relation to the Bulk Bin Service on 9927 0000.

Rubbish Collection Days

Rubbish Collection Days
Commerical - No change to current route schedule Monday
South of Irwin River both side of Point Leander Drive, Pearse Road, Morrissey Place, Plester Street, Richardson Road, Ocean Drive, Retreat Blvd (All Encompassing) Tuesday
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.) Wednesday
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.) Thursday
West of Brand Highway, North of Irwin River (All Encompassing.) Friday
Collection days and opening hours for the Transfer Station may be affected by Public Holidays or other relevant events - please check our Latest News section for any advice in this regard.

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 0407 327 086. The facility is open:

Transfer Station Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 7:30am - 2:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Public Holidays 9:00am - 2:00pm

Recycling waste that will be accepted will be tree prunings, lawn clippings, aluminium cans, scrap metal, household items which may be of use to somebody, wood suitable to be used for fire wood and second hand building materials.

Important Changes - Transfer Station

In line with recent changes under the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment Regulations 2019 the Shire will be introducing a new waste management system at the Dongara Transfer Station in the coming weeks.

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:
                             o Vehicle registrations of all vehicles entering the site
                             o Types and volume of waste and other material entering site
                             o Types and volume of waste and other material leaving site

Why are 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 on the changes?

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

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