Rubbish Collection & Recycling

Rubbish Collection - Domestic

Council contracts out a house to house rubbish collection service. All sulo bins are required to be left within one metre of the kerb with the handles facing the house (ie bin to open to the road) on collection days. Bin lids must be closed. All enquiries concerning domestic refuse collection should be directed to Council’s contractor:

Council's Waste Contractor
Great Southern Waste Disposal 0429 813 096

Recycling Service

A recycling bin collection service is conducted fortnightly on Wednesdays. All recyclables must be placed in the recycling bin provided (with a yellow lid).

The recycling bins are for the following items only;

All glass bottles and jars, plastic containers, steel and aluminium cans, milk and juice cartons (rinsed out with their lids separated). Empty aerosol cans (lids off). All clean dry paper, newspaper, magazines and clean dry cardboard (boxes must be flattened with no other packing materials inside).

No ceramics, window glass, greasy pizza boxes, plastic bags or other wastes not listed above should go in the bin with a yellow lid.

Three Bin System

Council has made the decision to move to a three bins system that will enable residents to sort their household waste into three sorting systems.

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Information on your New Bin System

Below is the information regarding the new bin system and how to sort your waste between each bin correctly. Should you require further information, please contact the Shire Office.

Septic Tanks

The pumping of septic tanks is conducted by local Contractor W & R Pugh by appointment only. Please ring: 98611 097

Chemical Drum Disposal Day

Council receives chemical drums at its refuse site on behalf of DrumMuster. Residents are required to triple rinsed their chemical drums in accordance with the guidelines issued by DrumMuster.

Litter Control

Litter is unsightly and detracts from the image of our Shire. Littering is an offence and incurs large penalties for offences such as transporting an inadequately secured load, dumping of litter and allowing litter to escape from a vehicle.

Refuse Disposal Site

Council operates a landfill disposal site situated 3 kms outside of town on the Katanning Road. The lighting of unauthorised fires at the Wagin Refuse Site is strictly prohibited. Commencing on 1st January 2008 the Wagin Refuse Disposal Facility will be open as follows:

Refuse Disposal Site Open Hours
Monday 11 am to 5 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 11 am to 5 pm
Saturday 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday 11 am to 5 pm

Council conducted a review of these hours at the April 2017 Ordinary Council meeting, and are happy to consider any public feedback that is received.

Domestic Rubbish Service Fees (Residential) 1 bin service per annum $320.00
Commercial / Industrial Refuse (per annual service) $320.00
Additional Service $320.00
Replacement Whole Recycling Green Bin $135.00
Replacement Recycling Green Bin Lids $25.00
Replacement Bin Wheels $25.00
REFUSE SITE FEES 2018/2019             
1 X 120 Litre or 240 Litre Mobile Garbage Bin (and units of 240 Litre there after) $6.00
Car Boot Load $6.00
Station Wagon Boot Load $12.00
Van - Utility - Trailer (not exceeding 1.8m x 2.2m) $16.00
Truck (Per Tonne) $20.00
Bulk Bin (Per 3m) $15.00
Car Body (if placed in recyclable area) Free
Truck Body / Large Equipment (if placed in recyclable area) Free
White Goods(if placed in recyclable area) Free
Computers / Televisions $2.00
Asbestos ($200/m3 or part thereof) $200.00
Batteries (car, truck, etc) Free
Uncontaminated, sorted scrap metal Free
Uncontaminated timber Free
Uncontaminated green waste Free
Clean fill Free
Septage - Resident Per Litre $0.04
Septage - Non-Resident Per Litre $0.07
10 Litre Waste Oil (to be deposited in the Oil Recycling Facility( (and units of 10 Litres thereafter) $6.00
Tyres Small (car etc) $7.00
Tyres Truck or Large $12.00
Separated Recyclables Free
Drummuster washed containers Free
Non - Drummuster Chemical containers $2.00
Cardboard - Separated per 1100 litre or part thereof $37.00
Annual Refuse Site Pass $37.00
Dumping of Cardboard in Refuse Site - Penalty $110.00

Littering is an offence. Offenders will be issued infringements and if prosecuted a maximum penalty of $1,000 may apply. To reduce the opportunity of littering, Council will ensure that it has multiple Authorised Officers to enforce the Litter Act 1979 and would welcome community members that would be interested in becoming honorary Authorised Officers.

Rubbish Collection & Recycling