Reducing & Recycling Waste

Reducing & Recycling Waste


Council provides a Recycling Service located at the Waste and Recycling Centre (Existing Entry to Landfill Site off Cunderdin Road) which is open Monday and Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm and Saturday 8.00am to 1.00pm.

• The following can be recycled at the Recycling Centre: Aluminium
• Paper
• Newspapers
• Cardboard
• Plastic
• Steel
• Oil
• E-waste

Containers for Change 10c Refunds

The Shire of Quairading is a registered Containers for Change facility. We have a cashless ‘Bag & Tag’ system where bags of ‘empties’ can be dropped to the Waste & Recycling facility and refunds will be processed through the Scheme ID system. You can sign up for a Scheme ID here

FREE bags are available for collection at the Shire of Quairading Administration (10 Jennaberring Rd), The Shire of Quairading Works Depot (Walker St), the Quairading Farmer’s Co-Op (Heal St) and the Quairading CRC (Parker St).

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Council supports the “drumMUSTER” programme which provides for the return, recycling or reuse of clean chemical containers.

drumMUSTER and ChemClear are important industry stewardship programs that are part of the Industry Waste Reduction Scheme (IWRS). Agsafe Limited is contracted by AgStewardship Australia who manage the levies collected under the IWRS.

The IWRS is funded by a levy on eligible non-returnable farm chemical containers over 1 litre or kilogram in content from participating chemical manufacturers.

drumMUSTER is the national program for the collection and recycling of empty, cleaned, non-returnable metal and plastic agvet chemical containers.

Chemical users throughout Australia are encouraged to deliver their empty, cleaned containers for inspection and acceptance at their local drumMUSTER collection site at one of over 700 drumMUSTER sites nationally.

drumMUSTER product is recycled into useful everyday items such as street signs, irrigation piping, plant stakes and outdoor furniture.

drumMUSTER provides:

• an environmentally responsible solution for chemical users to the problem of disposing their empty chemical containers;
• helps property owners to keep their property clean of potential contamination;
• encourages good farming practice and meets Quality Assurance obligations; and
• supports the preservation of the wider environment.

For more information visit

ChemClear® is the national program for the collection and disposal of unwanted currently registered agvet chemicals. The objective of the program is to minimise the accumulation of unwanted agvet chemicals held in storage which may create potential risks to the environment, public health and trade.

There are two categories of agvet chemicals ChemClear® collects:

Group 1 chemicals are currently registered products manufactured by participating companies signed to the Industry Waste Reduction Agreement. These products are collected free of charge.

Group 2 chemicals are products manufactured by non participating companies, or, deregistered, unknown, mixed or out of date products. A per litre/kilogram fee for disposal applies.

Registrations are essential and can be made at or 1800 008 182

Accepted Waste

Council will accept household and green waste.

Large animal disposal is not available at the Landfill site. Council will only accept certain tyres for disposal with a disposal fee to apply; any asbestos must be wrapped in black plastic prior to lodging that the designated site. Approval to dispose of all building rubble must be sought from Council’s Environmental Health Officer and Building Surveyor or Shire Office on 08 9645 2400.

An Oil Recycling facility is provided at the Landfill Site.

Please click here for a list of fees and charges.

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