City of Armadale

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Friday, 31 October 2014

Services and Facilities

Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility

Located on Hopkinson Road, Hilbert, the Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility is open 8am to 4.45pm, seven days a week. The facility is closed New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day, and closes at noon on Christmas Eve. Contact (08) 9399 3935.

How much does it cost to take a load of rubbish to the tip?

Using Tip Passes

  • Tip passes are only accepted for sorted loads.
  • Maximum of two tip passes per entry.
  • No tip passes can be used for loads over 2.6 cubic metres.
  • Loads over 2.6 cubic metres must be weighed and the amount owing paid to the gate attendant.
  • Tip passes are not accepted for unsorted loads.

Sorted Rubbish

Unsorted Rubbish

  • Up to 1.3 cubic metres of unsorted rubbish costs $88.
  • Up to 2.6 cubic metres of unsorted rubbish costs $103.
  • Note: Tip passes are not accepted for unsorted loads

Green Waste

  • Up to 1.3 cubic metres of green waste costs $26 or one tip pass.
  • Up to 2.6 cubic metres of green waste costs $35 or two tip passes.

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Dispose of your recyclables for free

Loads containing only the following materials can be disposed of for free:

  • Whitegoods eg fridges, freezers and washing machines
  • Scrap metal including small amounts of wire, rinsed steel and aluminium cans
  • Car batteries
  • Cardboard, packing boxes, magazines, newspapers (must be flattened and clean)
  • Motor oil (max 20 litres)
  • Firewood (max 400mm in length)
  • Glass bottles
  • Televisions, computers and computer equipment

Please note: special conditions apply to gas bottles and sealed drums, residents must contact the City's Waste Services Department prior to delivering these items to landfill.

Green waste and brick rubble are not free items. If they are combined with a load containing the abovementioned items, the trailer load will incur standard fees.

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Why can only some recyclables be disposed of for free?

The City can cover the cost of handling items such as steel and aluminium by reselling them. Items such as green waste and rubble are costly to process and have little or no resale value and thus cannot be accepted for free.

Unsorted loads containing rubbish for landfill together with recyclables incur a full entry fee plus a surcharge - please see Schedule of tipping fees (PDF 71.3 KB). Tip passes are not accepted for unsorted loads.

What about other items that can be recycled?

Items such as plastic drink bottles and milk cartons can be recycled as part of the fortnightly kerbside recycling collection provided by the City. So recycle them, don't take them to landfill.

Polypropylene (Resin identification code 7) found in pots, outdoor furniture and milk and food crates can be recycled at the Armadale Landfill site.

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Where can I get tip passes from?

If you are a home-owner within the City of Armadale and utilise the City's domestic rubbish service, you will receive tip passes with your annual rates notice. If you are renting you can ask your landlord for his/her tip passes or contact the Department of Housing and Works.

Residents can obtain additional tip passes for green waste and  general sorted rubbish from Armadale, Kelmscott and Seville Grove Libraries, or from the City's Administration Office. Identification must be provided.

Tip passes are valid until August each year. Expired tip passes will not be accepted.

What can I use my tip passes for?

Tip passes can be used for:

  • Sorted loads
  • General rubbish that cannot be recycled
  • Green waste, brick rubble and plastic, etc

Please note: one of the available tip passes is for the disposal of four small vehicle tyres (not on rims) - check your passes for details.

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Are there items I cannot dispose of with a tip pass?

Tip passes cannot be used for:

  • Asbestos
  • Large tyres
  • Loads greater than 2.6 cubic metres
  • Mixed rubbish loads containing recyclable materials

What is a sorted load?

A sorted load is one that has been separated into waste types. For example, it is important that green waste is removed from general rubbish that is headed for landfill, because it can be mulched and broken down into compost. Other items such as scrap metal and whitegoods can be recycled, so they need to be separated too. Brick rubble and sand/soil can be used in the day-to-day running of the landfill site and does not need to be buried.

How to sort a load

For it to be classed as sorted, when preparing your load, you must separate all your items of waste into the following categories:

  • Cardboard and paper
  • Glass bottles
  • Aluminium cans
  • Scrap metal
  • Motor oil
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Green waste
  • Sawn timber
  • Logs
  • Clean sand, soil or clay
  • Brick rubble
  • Reinforced conctrete
  • Unreinforced concrete
  • Old furniture
  • White goods
  • Televisions, computers and electronic waste

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Other items accepted

Various other items can also be disposed at the Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility. They include:

  • Tyres (small quantities)
  • Car bodies
  • Low level hazardous waste
  • Household chemicals - not in commercial quantities
  • Asbestos

Asbestos

From Monday 5 August 2013 asbestos will be accepted at the Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility only on Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm

Asbestos must be double wrapped in heavy duty plastic (0.2mm thick), securely taped using ‘Gaffer tape’ and labelled ‘CAUTION ASBESTOS’ in at least five centimetre high lettering. There must be no material exposed.

Bundles are to be no higher than 60cm or a maximum of 15 sheets per bundle. Loads requiring forklift handling must be elevated on pallets or gluts. The loader driver will determine if the load can be safely unloaded.

More than 10 square metres of bonded (non-friable) asbestos must be removed by a licenced and trained individual or business. The weighbridge attendant and landfill attendants may ask for proof of licence.

Disposal of asbestos is governed by Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 and the safe handling of asbestos Regulation 5.4.3 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and Section 19(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992.

Information regarding the safe handling and disposal of asbestos can be found at http://www.public.health.wa.gov.au/3/1143/2/asbestos.pm

Any issues with the management of asbestos in an occupational environment (e.g. work place) should be referred to the Department of Commerce (WorkSafe WA) http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/

The items listed above can be paid for at the gate. Prices depend on the type of waste. Prices are listed on the City's schedule of tipping fees (PDF 71.3 KB).

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Drop 'n' Shop Reuse Centre

Help minimise waste and find a bargain at the City of Armadale’s Drop ’n’ Shop Reuse Centre at the Hopkinson Road Landfill and Recycling Facility in Brookdale.

Staffed by a team of volunteers and operated by the City of Armadale, the Drop ’n’ Shop aims to return useable items to the community, rather than into landfill.

Forget throwing old or unused items into the rubbish bin – residents can take their reusable items for FREE to the Drop ’n’ Shop and know they are helping the environment.

Refurbishing and reusing household items and discarded building materials helps to conserve raw materials and save on the energy cost of producing new replacements.

After sorting, cleaning, repairs or value-adding, Drop ‘n’ Shop goods are re-sold to the public at extremely competitive prices.

City of Armadale residents can bring a wide range of reusable goods to the shop, including furniture, kitchenware, garden items, bric-a-brac, building materials, equipment, tools, bikes, toys, books and clothing. Tyres, mattresses, computers or carpet are not accepted.

Stop in and browse among the huge range of items for a bargain buy!

The centre also runs a fun competition every second month with a prize for the person who has the most creative idea for reusing items they have bought at the Drop ‘n’ Shop.

Funds generated by the Drop ’n’ Shop are used to operate the centre and for worthwhile community projects with an environmental theme.

Volunteers for the Drop ’n’ Shop are most welcome – call or email manager Stuart Merriman at the centre on 9399 6462 for details.

Drop ’n’ Shop Opening Hours

  • Thursday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

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