Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility

Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility

The Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility accepts general rubbish and green waste. The facility is open 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). The Drop'n'Shop Reuse Centre is open Thursday 10am-2pm, Friday & Saturday 8.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday 8.30am to 4pm.

Address: 145 Hopkinson Road Hilbert (entry from roundabout at Gloaming Way)

Phone:  (08) 9399 3935

Refer to the Schedule of Tipping Fees under the Documents section on this page for the latest prices.

Entering the Site

In April 2018 a new access road to the Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility was opened. The entry is from the round-about located at the Gloaming Way and Hopkinson Road intersection. The new entry will facilitate access to the Drop'n'Shop and weighbridge with one-way traffic flow and remove congestion on Hopkinson Road. Signage has been installed for further instructions and a site entry and exit map can be downloaded on the top right of this screen.

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 weighbridge attendant.
  • Tip passes are not accepted for unsorted loads, asbestos, large tyres and mixed rubbish containing recyclable materials.

Additional / Purchased Tip Passes

From 1 July 2017, additional tip passes for City of Armadale residents will only be available via payment at the weighbridge/gatehouse for sorted 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.

The additional passes will no longer be available in a physical form, rather residents will pay the fee at the Waste Disposal Facility to drop-off up to 1.3 cubic metres of sorted waste or up to 1.3 cubic metres of greenwaste only. Anything over 1.3 cubic metres will be charged the general rate as this is cheaper for loads over 1.3 cubic metres and up to 2.6 cubic metres.

Charges are available in the Schedule of Tipping Fees - Additional Tip Passes.

Sort 'n' Save

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
  • Plastics
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Green waste
  • Sawn timber
  • Logs
  • Clean sand, soil or clay
  • Brick rubble
  • Concrete
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Old furniture
  • Whitegoods

Other items accepted

Various other items can also be taken at the Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility including:

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

Loads that contain any other materials will be charged at the standard rate.

Residential loads only. Commercial loads will not be accepted.

Note: special conditions apply to gas bottles and sealed drums, residents must contact the City 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 above listed items, the trailer load will incur standard fees.

Televisions and Computers (E-Waste)

The City entered into a co-regulatory arrangement with an E-Waste recycler in December 2014 as part of the federal government National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. The scheme set targets for recycling e-waste. Once these targets were met the funding was no longer available and the City was asked to contribute to the costs of recycling. From 12 July 2016 the Schedule of Tipping fees will include a charge per screen. This charge is for Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions and computer screens. Please see the Schedule of Tipping Fees for pricing.

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.

Unsorted loads containing rubbish for landfill together with recyclables incur a full entry fee plus a surcharge – refer to the Schedule of Tipping Fees. Tip passes are not accepted for unsorted loads.