Waste Management

The Shire of Waroona is committed to providing effective waste management service to the residents of Waroona and surrounding areas.

The management of Council's rubbish and recycling collection service and the management of the refuse site is handled by contractors.

The Shire encourages businesses and residents to recycle wherever possible.

Rubbish Collection

A compulsory weekly rubbish removal service is conducted by contractors Cleanaway throughout the townsites of Waroona, Hamel, Preston Beach, also the Old Coast Road area, Tuart Grove and Armstrong Hills subdivision.

Please note: From the week beginning 10 September 2018, there will be a change to the collection days.  The service will be conducted every Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday - Old Coast Road, Tuart Grove, Armstrong Hills subdivision and Preston Beach, Hamel Rural.

Thursday - Waroona and Hamel.

Please ensure that your bins are on the verge by 6.00am positioned half a metre apart and one metre back from the kerb. The service provides for one bin per household per week. Each resident has a yearly bin charge of $290 including rubbish/ recycling collection and tip passes. This charge is subject to change at the review of the Council's budget.

Damages or Missed Bins

If your bin gets damaged or stolen in any way, please contact the Shire of Waroona on 9733 7800. There is no charge for the repairs or replacement of bins however only one green and one recycle bin will be issued per household at a time.

If your bin is on the verge on time but missed out during the collection, Cleanaway may be able to return to pick it up if they are advised on the same day.  Please contact the Shire of Waroona on 9733 7800.


The Shire of Waroona's recycling service is carried out on a fortnightly basis to everyone who receives a bin service. Your yellow top bin will be picked up fortnightly on the same day that your green bin is picked up. Bins must be out by 6.00am

To view the 2021 calendar with Recycling dates highlighted in yellow please click here

The following Items can be recycled:

Recycling Flyer

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Drink cartons, including long life cartons, please rinse.
  • Newspaper, office paper, magazines & junk mail
  • Steel and aluminum can including aerosols
  • Plastic bottles only with 1, 2 or 3 symbol on bottom (remove the lids)
  • All other cardboard, remove contents and liners, please flatten

Items that can't be recycled:

  • No China, porcelain, pottery or other types of glasses
  • No lids
  • No phone books

Please contact our office on 9733 7800 should you have any queries related to recycling.


The Shire of Waroona’s recycling is collected by Cleanaway who transport it to the Mandurah Transfer Station.  Here it is mixed with recycling from other nearby regions and placed into specially designed trailers which transfer it to Cleanaway’s brand new, state of the art Material Recovery Facility in South Guildford.  This $25M facility is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and allows Cleanaway to cost effectively sort your co-mingled recyclables into high quality commodity streams.  The co-mingled recyclables are sorted both via mechanical separation using disc screens and optical sorters, as well as by hand with approximately 20 sorters employed to remove contamination from the recyclables.  This is why it is very important to ensure your recyclables are clean, dry and free of contaminants such as plastic bags, food and clothing.  Once the recyclables are separated into paper, cardboard, HDPE (milk bottles), PET (soft drink bottles), aluminium, steel and mixed plastics, they are then baled and placed into sea containers ready for export.  Despite the severe downturn in the international commodity market for recyclables, Cleanaway is still able to find markets for these materials in South East Asian Countries, where the materials are refined further and used as raw materials in new manufacturing processes.  Glass is uneconomical to recycle back into glass and is therefore crushed into a sand replacement product and reused locally in road construction.