Waste Management 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

Notice: Old Quarry Road Landfill is now a cashless site. Cheque, EFTPOS and Credit Card are available at the site and no other forms of payment can be accepted.

2020/2021 Fees and Charges: Old Quarry Road Fees & Charges

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
Google Map - Old Quarry Road Waste Facility

Inkpen Road Waste Management Facility

2020/2021 Fees and Charges: Inkpen Fees & Charges

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
Google Map - Inkpen Road Waste Facility

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.

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

As part of the Shire of Northam’s waste management services, a licensed liquid waste facility is available for the disposal of local septage wastes from leach drains and grease traps. This facility is licensed by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and strict conditions regulate the types and amount of liquid waste that can be accepted.

Access to the facility is with prior Shire approval only for licensed controlled waste contractors, which will only be granted for the disposal of local liquid wastes and if capacity is available.

Please contact the Shire of Northam’s Waste Management Officer on 9622 6100 for further information. 

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  

Plastic and glass bottles/ jars, paper, newspapers, glossy magazines, telephone books, envelopes, aluminium and steel cans, tins, clean foil, liquid paperboard, milk, juice and laundry detergent cartons (not silver-lined).
Scrap Steel

Scrap steel, de-gassed fridges, car bodies.

Car Batteries

Dry cell.

Clean Fill

Clean fill is accepted free of charge at both our Old Quarry Road and Inkpen Road Waste Management Facilities.

The Shire of Northam is always looking for clean fill for use within its landfill facilities. 

Clean fill is sand or soil with some additional extraneous material.  If you are not sure whether your material qualifies, we encourage you to contact the Old Quarry Waste Management Facility on 9621 1795, visit the Inkpen Road Facility, or contact the Shire of Northam’s Waste Management Officer on 9622 6100. 

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).