Waste Management Facilities

Waste Collection Services

The Shire of Plantagenet contracts Cleanaway to operate a 120L household rubbish and a 240L recycling bin collection for the townsites of Mount Barker, Kendenup, Rocky Gully and Narrikup.

Cleanaway can be contacted on 1300 784 468 for any waste or recycling enquiries.

Please click here for the 2017 Recycling Calendar

Rubbish collection day in the Shire of Plantagenet is every Thursday.

Blue 120L household waste bins are collected weekly.
Commercial 240L rubbish bins are collected weekly.
Green 240L recycling bins are collected fortnightly and are broken up into the following zones:

  • Mount Barker EAST of Albany Highway(refer map) , Rocky Gully townsite.
  • Mount Barker WEST of Albany Highway (refer map) ,Kendenup townsite and Narrikup townsite.

Recyclables

For more information about how to recycle right, please follow the link here.

Rubbish Bins

It is the owner/occupiers’ responsibility to purchase and maintain a wheelie rubbish bin.   The blue 120L bins must be purchased from the Shire and arrangements for payment and collection can be made by visiting the Lowood Rd Administration Offices within normal business owners.  The green 240L bins can either be purchased from the Shire or from any of the private businesses that sell such products in Albany.  Owner/occupiers are responsible for the general cleanliness and maintenance of the bin and are also responsible for the replacement of lost or stolen bins.

DO NOT PUT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD WASTE BIN
  • Hot ashes.
  • Building rubble.
  • Hazardous chemicals and substances.
  • Tyres.
  • Car parts.
  • Green waste.
Follow these guidelines to ensure your bin is emptied:
  • Make sure your bin is not too full or overflowing.
  • Place items loosely in the bin so that they fall out when emptied - avoid jamming items into your bin.
  • Place bins up to 1.5 metres from the edge of the road and if more than one bin, place them one metre apart.
  • Avoid placing bins near obstacles such as trees, power lines, awnings, eaves and vehicles.
  • Ensure the wheels of the bin face the house with the lid opening towards the road.
  • Contain all items within the bin, as no excess waste will be collected.
  • Put bins out by 5.00am on the day of collection.However, it is recommended that they are put out the evening before collection day.
Reasons your bin may not have been emptied, include:
  • The bin was too heavy or too full.
  • It may have contained inappropriate materials such as building or hazardous waste.
  • It was not placed out in time for collection.
  • The bin was not placed correctly e.g. facing the wrong way, too far away from the edge of the road or too close to another bin.
  • The bin was located near an obstruction such as trees or telephone poles .
  • Access to the bin was blocked by a vehicle.

Waste Disposal Sites

O’Neill Road Waste Management Facility is on O'Neill Road, Mount Barker just south of the Mount Barker Golf Club off Albany Highway. The following items are not accepted at O'Neill Road Waste Management Facility:

  • Hazardous Waste, including wet paint;
  • Unused Chemicals; and
  • Biomedical Waste.

Please note that Asbestos and Clean Fill will only be accepted at O'Neill Road Waste Management Facility on a Thursday and with prior arrangement at the Shire of Plantagenet Administration Office. Please call 9892 1143 for more information.

Kamballup Landfill Site is near the hall on Woogenellup Road, 600 metres from Chester Pass Road. The following items are not accepted at Kamballup Landfill Site:

  • Oil;
  • Liquid Waste;
  • Animal Carcasses;
  • Car Bodies;
  • Asbestos;
  • Hazardous Waste, including wet paint;
  • Unused Chemicals;
  • Biomedical Waste;
  • Clean Fill; and
  • Construction or Demolition Waste.

Kendenup Transfer Station is approximately 3kms from Kendenup along Lake Matilda Road. The following items are not accepted at Kendenup Transfer Station:

  • Asbestos;
  • Animal Carcasses
  • Clean Fill;
  • Liquid Waste;
  • Car Bodies;
  • Hazardous Waste, including wet paint;
  • Unused Chemicals; and
  • Biomedical Waste.

Porongurup Transfer Station is approximately 1 km along Surrey Downs Rd, Porongurup. The following items are not accepted at Porongurup Transfer Station:  

  • Oil;
  • Liquid Waste;
  • Animal Carcasses;
  • Asbestos;
  • Hazardous Waste, including wet paint;
  • Unused Chemicals;
  • Biomedical Waste;
  • Green waste and timber;
  • Household furniture;
  • Sorted scrap metal; and
  • Clean Fill.

Rocky Gully Transfer Station is approximately 1 km south-east past the old Primary School, which is located on Arbour Road, Rocky Gully. The following items are not accepted at Rocky Gully Transfer Station:

  • Oil ;
  • Liquid Waste;
  • Animal Carcasses;
  • Asbestos;
  • Hazardous Waste, including wet paint;
  • Unused Chemicals;
  • Biomedical Waste; and
  • Clean Fill.

Waste Disposal Site Opening Hours

O'Neill Road Waste Management Facility

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

12.00pm

- 4.00pm

Sunday

10.00am

- 4.00pm

Porongurup Transfer Station

Wednesday

12.00pm

- 4.00pm

Saturday

10.00am

- 4.00pm

Kendenup Transfer Station

Wednesday, Saturday

12.00pm

- 4.00pm

Sunday

10.00am

- 4.00pm

Kamballup Landfill Site

Wednesday

12.00pm

- 4.00pm

Saturday

10.00am

- 4.00pm

Sunday 8.00am - 11.00am

Rocky Gully Transfer Station

Wednesday

3.00pm

- 5.00pm

Sunday

8.30am

- 10.30am

All sites are closed Good Friday and Christmas Day .

Services > Waste Management

Tip Passes

Ratepayers who do not receive a weekly household waste collection are entitled to a tip pass which enables them to deposit a limited amount of chargeable waste at the Shire's waste sites. Unless organised otherwise, the tip pass is posted to the owner of the property prior to the beginning of each financial year. Tip pass rules are explained below.

When rubbish is deposited at a waste disposal site, the tip pass will be ‘punched'. Each tip pass token will enable the user to deposit the equivalent of one 240 litre mobile garbage bin (MGB). The amount of tokens punched will depend on the amount of rubbish deposited. Please note that tokens will only be valid for a particular three month period (e.g. August to October).

If customers intend to deposit more chargeable waste than allotted on the tip pass, they will need to purchase a prepaid refuse disposal pass before going to the waste disposal site.

Where new owners move into a property, the tip pass should remain with the property. If the new owners do not receive the pass or in the event of a pass being lost, then a new pass will not be issued.

In such cases, the ratepayer will be obliged to purchase a prepaid refuse disposal voucher from the Shire of Plantagenet Offices.

Tip passes (or unused portions thereof) are not refundable or redeemable for cash.

Prepaid Refuse Disposal Vouchers

Due to security and occupational safety and health concerns, it will not be possible to pay for chargeable waste at tip sites. Prepaid refuse disposal vouchers may be purchased from the Shire Office, Lowood Road, Mount Barker or over the telephone by credit card.

Prepaid refuse disposal vouchers are required by the following who intend to deposit chargeable waste at Shire waste disposal sites:

  • Ratepayers and residents who receive a weekly refuse collection service and have excess waste.
  • Rural ratepayers and residents who intend to deposit chargeable waste or more waste than allotted on the tip passes.
  • Rural ratepayers and residents who have lost their tip pass.
  • Rural ratepayers and residents who have moved into the district and who have not received a tip pass from the previous owner/occupier.
  • Any other user (commercial customers – refer below).

Shire of Plantagenet based business owners who deposit waste regularly may apply for an account from the Shire Office, Lowood Road, Mount Barker. A record of waste disposed of is to be completed and signed for on each occasion and a monthly account will be issued. Please note that tip site keys will no longer be issued to business customers. All waste disposal is to take place during normal tip site operating hours.

Waste Disposal Fees

A fee applies for the disposal of some waste items at the Shire of Plantagenet’s waste disposal sites. No charge is made on the following items:

  • Separated recyclables (plastic, cans, cardboard, paper, glass)
  • White goods.
  • Batteries (car, truck etc.)
  • Uncontaminated timber.
  • Uncontaminated green waste.
  • Clean fill.

All other waste, including household waste, is chargeable.

Prepaid refuse disposal vouchers can be purchased in the following units:
  • 4 tokens $15.00
  • 10 tokens $37.50
  • 20 tokens $75.00
  • 52 tokens $195.00

Token values are based on the current price of rubbish collection per 240 litre MGB.

The fees for the 2016/2017 financial year.

Item

Tokens Required

Charge

1 x 120 litre or 240 litre Mobile Garbage Bin (and units of 240 litre there-after)

1

$3.75

Car Boot Load

1

$3.75

Stationwagon Boot Load

2

$7.50

Van - Utility - Trailer (not exceeding 1.8m x 1.2m)

4

$15.00

Small Truck (2-4 tonne)

12

$45.00

Medium Truck (4-6 tonne)

24

$90.00

Truck (6-8 tonne)

24

$90.00

Truck (8+ tonne single axle)

50

$187.50

Truck (8+ tonne dual axle)

50

$187.50

Truck (semi trailer 20m³ capacity)

100

$375.00

Truck (8+ tonne Rubbish Truck - Compacted)

100

$375.00

Bulk Bin (3m³ or less)

12

$45.00

Bulk Bin (3m³ - 6m³)

16

$60.00

Bulk Bin (6m³ - 10m³)

24

$90.00

Bulk Bin (11m³ - 20m³ )

40

$150.00

Bulk Bin (21m³ - 30m³ )

58

$217.00

Bulk Bin (exceeding 30m³ )

61

$228.75

Car Body (if placed in recyclable area)

18

$67.50

Truck Body / Large Equipment (if recyclable)

18

$67.50

Asbestos ($/m³ or part thereof)

50

$187.50

Batteries (car, truck etc)

Free

Free

Uncontaminated timber

Free

Free

Uncontaminated green waste

Free

Free

Clean fill

Free

Free

Septage ($10/kl)

16

$60.00

After hours Septage Disposal Call Out Fee

60

$225.00

10 litre Waste Oil (to be deposited in the Oil Recycling Facility - units of 10 litre thereafter)

1

$3.75

Carcasses (small animal)

1

$3.75

Carcasses (large animal)

4

$15.00

After Hours Carcass Disposal Fee 60 $225.00
Separated Recyclables

Free

Free

Cardboard from Commercial Operators m³

4

$15.00

Please see the Shire of Plantagenet 2016/2017 Annual Budget for tyre disposal charges.

For More Information

THE CENTRE
The Shire of Plantagenet Administration Centre is located in Lowood Road Mount Barker, 359km south of Perth and 50km north of Albany on Albany Highway.
Click Here to make a General Enquiry

ADMINISTRATION
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.15pm
Phone (08) 9892 1111
Fax: (08) 9892 1100
Email: info@sop.wa.gov.au

LOCATION
22-24 Lowood Road
(PO Box 48)
Mount Barker WA 6324