Bulk and Green Waste Services

As a result of the closure of the Watkins Road Waste Transfer Station, Council has approved 2024-2025 waste management solutions for the Shire. These include:

  • 2 x green waste verge collections per year
  • Up to 2 pre-booked household bulk waste collections per year.

As part of Council’s decision, the Shire now needs to go out to tender to secure contractors to complete the above works. Information on the dates of green waste verge collections will be provided as soon as the contract has been awarded. Information on the launch of the pre-booked household bulk waste collections will be provided once the contract has been awarded. The long-term future of the Waste Transfer Station will be decided in late 2024 once comprehensive reports, analytics and costings have been received.

Pre-booked household bulk waste collection

This service will commence in 2024 after contracts have been awarded. Please find some FAQs to answer some of your questions.

How does the pre-booked household bulk waste collection work?

This interim service offers more flexibility for residents, convenient booking times and improved resource recovery. Once launched, the service will allow you to choose a date that suits both yourself and the contractor, and plan and put-out bulk waste accordingly for collection.

 We ask that before booking a collection you check to see if you can give your items a second life by listing them on Facebook Buy Nothing groups, online selling sites like Gumtree, Garage Sale It and Facebook Marketplace or donating them to charity.

 

When will the pre-booked household bulk waste collection be available?

Council approved the provision of this service at the December Ordinary Council Meeting. Now the Shire has to prepare tender documentation, advertise the tender, and then review and award the preferred contractor.

We are anticipating the first pre-booked bulk waste collection will occur in June, after communication of the new system to all residents occurs in May.

Once we have a date we’ll provide the information on our website, and also communicate it via our social media platforms and eNewsletter platforms. Sign up to Facebook and Instagram and our eNewsletter service to make sure you know about the service as soon as it launches.

 

How many bulk waste collections can I pre-book per year?

Residents of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will be entitled to up to two, pre-booked collections per year.

 

How do I pre-book my collection?

This information will be available once a contractor has been employed. It is anticipated that residents will be able to use an online platform to book their collection based on availability.

 

What items will be accepted for the pre-booked bulk waste collection?

 This will need to be finalised once the contract has been awarded. However, as a rule, the following are generally accepted/non-accepted items for collection.

Accepted items:

Non-accepted items:

  • Air conditioners  
  • Barbecues (not gas bottles)  
  • Bicycles  
  • Bulk polystyrene (needs to be weighed down) 
  • Bulky toys  
  • E-waste (TVs, computers, accessories)  
  • Fencing (timber and steel only)  
  • Floor coverings (linoleum, carpet)  
  • Fridges/freezers (doors removed)
  • Garden hoses  
  • Household furniture 
  • Mattress/es  
  • Mattress bases  
  • Scrap metal  
  • Plant pots  
  • Small electrical goods  
  • Timber (not garden waste; max. 1.5m length)  
  • White goods (doors removed)  
  • Wire/strapping 

 

  • No asbestos products  
  • No batteries  
  • No building materials (brick, rubble, concrete, tiles, pavers, sand etc.)  
  • No car oil or fuel  
  • No food  
  • No glass panels (tabletops, mirrors or windowpanes)  
  • No hazardous materials (flammable, toxic or corrosive liquids)  
  • No paint  
  • No dirt, soil, sand or mulch  
  • No tyres  
  • No vehicles, car bodies, or car parts
  • Not more than 3m3 per collection booked 

 

 

Is the green waste verge collection moving to a pre-booked service?

No. The green waste verge collection will remain a scheduled service. Dates will be communicated to residents once the contract has been awarded.

What happens if my property doesn’t have a verge – e.g. battle-axe, cottage property?

If you have no suitable verge or location to place bulk waste, alternative drop off locations within your property boundary will be considered. This will be determined case by case. Please liaise with your Strata, Property Manager or Council of Owners for initial advice on the most suitable on-site collection location.

Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale on 9526 1111 or info@sjshire.wa.gov.au.

 

Green waste verge collections

This service will commence in 2024 after contracts have been awarded. Please find some FAQs to answer some of your questions.

What are the dates for green waste verge collection in 2024?

Council approved the provision of this service at the December Ordinary Council Meeting. Now the Shire must prepare tender documentation, advertise the tender, and then review and award the preferred contractor.

It is expected that the first green waste verge collection for 2024 will occur in May.

Once we have dates we’ll provide the information on our website, and also communicate it via our social media platforms and eNewsletter platforms. Sign up to Facebook, Instagram and our eNewsletter service to make sure you hear about the dates as soon as they’re locked in.

What green waste will be collected?

  • Pile/s of green waste up to 4 cubic metres per household (approximately 2 x 6x4 trailer loads) consisting of trees, branches and shrubs or shrub prunings up to 300mm diameter to a maximum length of 1.5metres
  • Any loose materials such as lawn cuttings, leaves, and general green waste should be placed in cardboard boxes.

Please note the boxes will be left by the contractor as they will contaminate the compost product.

Green waste will not be collected if it falls into the following:

  • Green waste over 4 cubic metres
  • Large tree stumps, or greater than 300mm diameter or exceeding 1.5 metres in length
  •  Any junk, general waste, hard waste, recycling material, asbestos, chemicals, gas bottles or any other hazardous material
  • Any contaminated waste.