Location: 145 Hopkinson Road, Hilbert (entry from roundabout at Gloaming Way)
Opening hours: The facility is open from 8am to 4.45pm, seven days a week and is closed New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day. The facility closes at noon on Christmas Eve (24 December) and New Years Eve (31 December).
- General rubbish
- Tyres (small quantities)
- Car bodies
- Low level hazardous waste
- Household chemicals – maximum 20 litres or 20kg
- Asbestos (only if packaged and wrapped to the prescribed standard).
Dispose of your recyclables for free
If your load only contains the following it will be 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)
- Glass bottles
- Small household appliances (e.g. kettles, toasters, hairdryers, stereos)
- Computers and televisions (Maximum 4 screens)
- Loads that contain any other materials will be charged at the standard rate.
- Green waste and brick rubble are not free items and will be charged.
- Residential loads only - commercial loads will not be accepted.
- Metal drums must have the lids removed.
Why are only some recyclables accepted 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 therefore cannot be accepted for free.
A sorted load is one that has been separated into waste types. For example, it is important that green waste is separate from general rubbish that is going to landfill as it can be mulched. Other items such as scrap metal, whitegoods, brick rubble and sand/soil can be recycled and need to be separated.
Sorting rubbish at the landfill saves you money and prolongs the life of the landfill.
Loads containing items that can be recycled but have not been sorted will be charged at the unsorted rate.
How to sort a load
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
- Vehicle batteries
- Green waste
- Clean sand, soil or clay
- Brick rubble
- Reinforced concrete
- Old furniture
- Household Hazardous Waste.
IMPORTANT NOTE: New Fees and Charges effective 27 July 2021.
Using tip passes
- Volume limits apply for the use of tip passes.
- Each pass is only for up to 1.3 cubic metres of separated waste.
- One pass can be used for up to 4 cubic metres of green waste where written on pass.
- Only for use for separated loads in cars or utilites with/without trailers (trucks cannot enter the sorting area).
- Maximum of two tip passes per entry for separated waste
- No tip passes can be used for separated loads over 2.6 cubic metres - these must be weighed.
- Loads over 2.6 cubic metres must be weighed and the amount owing paid to the weighbridge attendant.
- Mattresses are not included in a sorted load and an additional tip pass must be surrendered - maximum two mattresses.
- Tip passes are not accepted for unsorted loads, asbestos, large tyres and mixed waste containing recyclable materials.
Additional / purchased tip passes
Additional tip passes for City of Armadale residents are only available via payment at the weighbridge/gatehouse for separated waste or green waste loads taken to Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility or Roleystone Greenwaste Site (green waste only).
Residents driving the vehicle must present their driver's licence and a bill such as rates notice or utility bill to show that they live in the City of Armadale to receive the discounted fee.
Ensure you remember to take your identification with you when visiting the waste disposal facilities to receive the discount.
Additional passes are no longer available in a physical form.
For more information call the City on 9394 5000.