Waste Disposal Facilities
Waste Management Centre
The Waste Management Centre (WMC) is located at Lot 10 Gordon Road in Meadow Springs. The entrance to the facility is immediately opposite the Mandurah Greyhound Track. Please refer to the location map.
The WMC is a transfer station and recycling facility, and does accept the following types of waste:
- General waste and junk
- Construction and demolition waste
- Green waste
- Recyclable metal
- Car batteries
- Asbestos (bulk quantities cannot be accepted)
- Household hazardous chemicals
- General recyclables (cardboard, glass, paper)
- Compact fluorescent tubes
- Plastic garden pots
- Mobile phones and accessories
The facility also operates as a public weighbridge and is licensed by the Department of Commerce. Please note that end to end public weighing is not available due to the size of the weighbridge.
The WMC is only a transfer station and all waste that enters the facility must be transported off site by trucks.
The facility is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) with the following opening hours:
|Monday - Friday:||7:00 am to 4:00 pm|
|Weekends & Public Holidays||8:00 am to 5:00 pm|
Payment is required at the time of disposal and cash, cheque, EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available. Commercial accounts are also available, but are subject to an approval process including a credit checking procedure. Allow up to 7 working days for establishment of a commercial account. Please contact the Waste Alliance Customer Service Centre for further information.
Fees and Charges
The fees for the Waste Managment Centre are set by Council each year through the annual budget process.
Green Waste Vouchers
The City provides ratepayers with four green waste vouchers each year. The vouchers are attached to the annual rates notice and provide for the free disposal of clean, uncontaminated green waste at the Waste Managment Centre.
Tim's thicket septage and inert waste disposal facility
The Tims Thicket Septage & Inert Waste Disposal Facility is located south of Dawesville on Tims Thicket Road. The facility contains septage ponds for the treatment of septic sludge and grease trap waste; and an inert waste landfill for the disposal of construction and demolition waste from building sites.
The facility is operated by Transpacific Cleanaway under a Strategic Waste Alliance contract. Only approved contractors are permitted to use the facility. General members of the public are not permitted to access the site.
The facility is licensed by the Department of Environment and Conservation and regularly inspected by Departmental officers to ensure compliance with licence conditions.
Monday - Friday : 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday : 7:00 am to 12.00 noon
Fees and Charges
The fee schedule for the Tims Thicket facility can be viewed here.
Mandurah Materials Recovery Facility
Where Recyclables End Up?
The recyclable material from your recycling bin is loaded into a side loading collection vehicle and transported to a Materials Recovery Facility or MRF (nicknamed "Murf"). MRFs are processing centres where recyclables are sorted and separated, contamination is removed, and the different products are baled into cubes ready for transportation. The separate items from the MRF are sent all over Australia and even overseas for re-processing.
Council's waste contractor Transpacific Cleanaway own and operate a MRF in Mandurah. The MRF is located at the City's Waste Management Centre and generally operates 6 days a week. This MRF receives recyclables from other Councils and even some commercial establishments.
The sorting process at the MRF encompasses a range of automated equipment like tromels, magnets, and eddy currents to automatically sort materials as they enter the plant. Manual sorters are also used to manually sort the different types of plastic materials and remove contaminated materials.
To view the sorting process please click here.