Waste Management

Council's Waste and Recycling Centre is a managed site and is open:-

Friday - 8.00am and 5.00pm

Saturday  - 8.00am to 1.00pm

Sunday 8.00am to 1.00pm

Monday  - 8.00am and 5.00pm

CLOSED  - Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Years Day and without notice on days of "Extreme" Fire Danger and/or a Harvest Ban has been imposed.


The Waste and Recycling Centre is situated on the Quairading to Cunderdin Road 800 metres North of the Townsite.

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.


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

Containers for Change is a community initiative which promotes a healthier and cleaner community and environment and encourages our residents to recycle.

When eligible containers are deposited at the Quairading Waste Recycle Facility, you have the opportunity to earn 10c per container. The containers are then transported to a processing facility, where they're prepared for recycling. Accredited recyclers purchase the processed materials and give them another life as new containers – or completely new products.

In Western Australia, the scheme has created over 600 new jobs and it is estimated that it will account for the recycling of 6.6 billion containers over the next 20 years. Without the scheme it is estimated that 5.9 billion of these containers would have been landfilled and 706 million would have been littered. Containers for Change also provides a new way for community organisations and charities to fundraise, making it easy for our residents to give back to their local community.

Council's Containers for Change is open:-

Friday - 8.30am and 4.30pm

Saturday  - 8.30am to 12.30pm

Sunday 8.30am to 12.30pm

Monday  - 8.30am and 4.30pm


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

Collection is accepted at the Waste and Recycling Facility on Fridays. Bookings can be made through the Waste and Recycling Supervisor, George Jason, on 0487 451 097.

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 www.drumMUSTER.com.au.

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 www.chemclear.com.au or 1800 008 182

After Hours Recycling Centre

Council provides an additional Recycling Facility (open 24/7) adjoining the Shire Works Depot, Walker Street for the following items: -

  • Newspaper
  • Glass
  • Aluminium cans