Waste Facilities and Tip Passes

The City operates two waste facilities - one in Busselton and one in Dunsborough. 

Top Tip

Most waste items can be taken to either of the City’s waste facilities. The only exceptions include asbestos and commercial waste which should be taken to the Dunsborough Waste Facility.

Busselton Waste Transfer & Recycling Centre

The Busselton Waste Transfer & Recycling Centre provides easy and convenient disposal of material from cars or trailers on a user pays basis. The Centre also provides FREE (limits apply) mulch to residents. The types of waste and associated fees are listed below: 

Recyclable Material - Free of Charge

  • Scrap Metal (includes car and truck bodies, white goods, microwaves, roofing iron, star pickets)
  • Domestic Electronic Waste (includes monitors, towers, televisions, keyboards, printers, fax/CD/DVD/VHS machines, photocopiers)
  • Printer cartridges (Brother, Canon, Cartridge World, Epson, HP, Kyocera)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium cans *
  • Car batteries
  • Gas bottles
  • Used motor oil (containers up to 20L)
  • Household batteries (includes phone, camera, power drill, smoke alarm batteries)
  • Domestic flat cardboard and paper
  • Plastic containers
  • Household chemicals
  • Paint
  • Cooking oil (containers up to 20L)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Boat flares and EPIRBs
  • Fluorescent lights (tubes)
  • Compact fluorescent lamp globes (CFLs)
  • Aerosol cans

*Note: some of these items are eligible for the WA Container Deposit Scheme. More specifics are detailed on the Container Deposit Scheme page

Waste Disposal- Fees Apply

For a comprehensive list of Fees and Charges, please refer to the Recycling Information & Waste Disposal Charges Brochure. 

Recycling Information & Waste Disposal Charges Brochure

Location and Opening Hours

Address: Rendezvous Road, Vasse WA 6280

Monday to Sunday: 7:30am - 4:00pm 

Closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday. 

Phone: 0408 933 441

Dunsborough Waste Facility

The Dunsborough Waste Facility (DWF) is the City of Busselton’s primary waste disposal site with a fully lined Class II landfill cell, an appropriate liquid waste facility, a solid waste depot for storing and sorting material, as well as a certified weighbridge. The Waste Facility accepts a variety of recyclable materials (such as lead-acid batteries, e-waste, cardboard and certain plastics), bricks, concrete and rubble, green waste, general waste, certain types of liquid waste, household hazardous waste and Asbestos Containing Material (ACM). 

Asbestos Containing Material is only accepted at the Dunsborough Waste Facility and by appointment only.

Regulations state that ACM must be labelled ‘CAUTION ASBESTOS’ in lettering not less than 50mm high; and be double-lined or double-bagged in heavy duty plastic at least 2mm thick.

Acceptable loads of ACM determined at the sole discretion of the Dunsborough Waste Facility staff.

Please call 0417 179 596 at least 2 hours prior to drop off to make an appointment or to discuss the disposal of large quantities with the site’s Leading Hand.

Mulch

The Dunsborough Waste Facility also provides mulch FREE to residents (limits apply).

Recyclable Material - Free of Charge

  • Scrap Metal (includes; car and truck bodies, white goods, microwaves, roofing iron, star pickets)
  • Domestic Electronic Waste (includes; monitors, towers, televisions, keyboards, printers, fax/CD/DVD/VHS machines, photocopiers)
  • Printer cartridges (Brother, Canon, Cartridge World, Epson, HP, Kyocera)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium cans*
  • Car batteries
  • Gas bottles
  • Used motor oil (containers up to 20L)
  • Household batteries (includes; phones, cameras, drills, smoke alarm batteries)
  • Domestic flat cardboard and paper
  • Plastic containers 
  • Household chemicals
  • Paint
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Boat flares and EPIRBs
  • Fluorescent lights (tubes)
  • Compact fluorescent lamp globes (CFLs)
  • Aerosol cans

*Note: some of these items are eligible for the WA Container Deposit Scheme. More specifics are detailed on the Container Deposit Scheme page

Waste Disposal - Fees Apply

For a comprehensive list of Fees and Charges, please refer to the Recycling Information & Waste Disposal Charges Brochure. 

Recycling Information & Waste Disposal Charges Brochure

 

Location and Opening Hours

Address: Vidler Rd, Naturaliste WA 6281

Monday to Sunday: 7:30am - 4:00pm 

Closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday. 

Phone: 0417 179 596

Tip Passes

Tip passes are issued yearly with City of Busselton Rates notices and are valid until 30 September the following year.

Households with kerbside rubbish and recycling are issued with four tip passes per year. Households outside the rubbish/recycling collection zone are issued with eight passes. Owners of vacant land also receive tip passes. For new residents, passes are mailed out on a case-by-case basis.

Non-residents are permitted to utilise both the Busselton and Dunsborough waste facilities (fees would apply).

This year’s tip passes were attached to the 2023/24 annual rates notice. If your notice was delivered electronically, please print the Rates notice with the Tip Pass section for presentation. Passes used will be stamped at the facility.

Tip barcodes are no longer acceptable on phones. Paper forms from the rates notice must be used.

If a pass is not presented fees will apply as shown on signage at the entry to the facilities or as outlined above.

Tip passes are interchangeable for eligible forms of general waste or green waste. To maximise resource recovery, waste must be sorted or a fee may be incurred.

Tip passes are for domestic properties only. Commercial waste contractors who are removing household domestic waste are not permitted to use the passes, nor are non-commercial contractors who are removing waste from a collection of dwellings. Commerical waste is only accepted at the Dunsborough Waste Facility.

For seniors who present a Seniors Card, the disposal of Green Waste at either facility is free. For contractors working on behalf of seniors, seeking a green waste fee exemption, they must complete and submit it to the City, a Contractor Green Waste Fees Exemption Statement (attached below) prior to delivery.

Contractor Green Waste Fees Exemption Statement

A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide

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