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Waste Mangement Facilities

The Shire of Northam has two Class II Waste Management Facilities being the Old Quarry Road Waste Management Facility near Northam and the Inkpen Road Waste Management Facility near Wundowie. 

Old Quarry Road Waste Management Facility

Please be advised due to break-in’s at the Old Quarry Road Landfill we have decided to not to continue taking cash at the site. Cheque, Eftpos and Credit Card are available at the site and no other forms of payment are to be accepted.

We are sorry it has come to this and we apologise for any inconvenience, however we can’t continue to spend thousands of dollars on repairs due to break-ins.

Old Quarry Road Waste Management Facility Information
Opening Hours 8.00am – 5.00pm (7 Days Per Week)
Closed Days Christmas Day & Good Friday
Phone (08) 9621 1795

Inkpen Road Waste Management Facility

Inkpen Road Waste Management Facility Information
Opening Hours 2.00pm – 5.00pm (Tuesday to Friday)
Opening Hours 9.00am – 5.00pm (Saturday, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Closed Days Mondays, Christmas Day & Good Friday & New Year's Day

Shire of Northam Residential Waste and Tip Passes

Tip Passes are available from the gatehouse entrance of both Waste Management Facilities. Proof of property ownership and identification is required to obtain an annual pass.

The tip pass allows residents 10 free general domestic waste disposals and unlimited clean green waste disposals per year. Cars, utilities, vans and trailers bringing waste into the sites must not exceed 1.8 m x 1.2 m x 0.6 m. All loads greater in size will incur the standard waste disposal fees.

Please note costs will apply for the disposal of some wastes including asbestos, tyres, more than 30L of waste oil, animal bodies, commercial waste, and residential waste loads exceeding 1.8 m x 1.2 m x 0.6 m.

All wastes that have a charge associated with their disposal must be paid for at the gatehouse of the site before exiting. Please note there are EFTpos facilities available at the Old Quarry Road Waste Management Facility only.

Fees & Charges 2017/18

Commercial Waste

All commercial waste brought to Shire Waste Management Facilities is subject to Council’s standard fees and charges. Please note all waste transported from the Perth Metropolitan regional Scheme (MRS) Area is required to pay the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) Levy, additional to the Shire of Northam’s normal waste disposal fees.

The Shire of Northam can offer the service of an account for large operators. All accounts must be applied for and approved before any waste will be accepted under the terms of an account holder. Please note administration fees may apply to the account service.


Asbestos Waste is accepted at both waste management facilities and the following conditions apply:

- All Asbestos Waste must be declared to staff on entry to the premises.

- All Asbestos Waste must be double wrapped in a minimum 0.2mm HDPE plastic sheeting/bagging and taped securely and labelled Caution Asbestos in writing no less than 50mm high.

- Incorrectly wrapped and labelled Asbestos Waste Material will not be accepted at the premises.

- All Asbestos Waste must be kept separate from general waste and disposed of only in the designed asbestos disposal area.

- Contact Shire’s Waste Services to discuss disposal of large commercial loads.

- Fees for Asbestos Waste disposal apply as per Council’s current Fees and Charges.

Liquid Waste Disposal

The Shire of Northam’s Old Quarry Road Waste facility also has the ability to accept septage waste from leach drains and grease traps to its four lined ponds located at the rear of the landfill site.

Please note all septage waste is subject to the Department of Environment and Conservation Controlled Waste Regulations and must only be transported by a licensed contractor.

Recycling at Waste Management Facilities

The Shire of Northam offers a range of free recycling options at both waste facilities to its residents. These include:

General Recycling Items  
Glass bottles/ jars, paper, newspapers, telephone books, envelopes, aluminium and steel cans, tins, empty aerosol cans and clean foil, liquid paperboard, milk, juice and laundry detergent cartons.
Scrap Steel

Scrap steel, de-gassed fridges, car bodies.

Car Batteries

Dry cell.

Waste Oil

Waste Oil Domestic only less than <30L.


TVs, Computers, Laptops, Hard drives, Printers, Faxes, speakers, key boards, telephones, i-pods (only available at Old Quarry Road facility).

The Shire of Northam also recycles the following for a fee at both waste facilities:

Waste Tyres

Various sizes (see Council’s Fees and Charges).

Waste Oil

All commercial waste oil and domestic waste oil greater than >30L (see Council’s Fees and Charges).

Fees & charges 2017/18

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