The Recycling Centre is provided for the convenience of City of Stirling residents to dispose of recyclables and reusable items, household hazardous waste, general waste and car tyres. Find out about location, opening hours, fees and what items you can dispose of.
Location, contact details and opening hours
Address and contact number
238 Balcatta Road
Monday to Sunday: 7.30am – 4.00pm
Closed: New Years Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day
To find out more about the Recycling Centre Balcatta please contact us on (08) 9205 8555 or click here
Tip passes for the Recycling Centre Balcatta will be distributed with the annual "Waste & Recycling Guide" December of each year to all ratepayers/residents who own/rent a residential property (excluding vacant land).
"Waste & Recycling Guides" for 2013 will be delivered April 2013.
Redemption of these passes at the Recycling Centre Balcatta allows for free disposal of up to one tonne of either:
Household Bulk Junk (incl ONE mattress and/or Base)
Clean green garden waste only
Clean sand, bricks and concrete only (no timber)
This waste can be taken by car, ute or trailer to the Recycling Centre Balcatta. Each pass is valid for FOUR (4) trips of 250Kg each or ONE (1) trip of ONE (1) tonne. Payment for loads over 250kg or 1 tonne can be combined cash/pass.
Recycling and reuse section
A free recycling drop off area is present on entry to the Recycling Centre Balcatta. Here you can drop off a variety of materials recycling such as:
Dry cardboard and paper
Glass bottles and jars.
Unwanted household items in good condition can also be dropped off for free (at the discretion of the recycling attendant). Such items can include:
The above items can also be purchased at the Recycling Centre for nominal prices. Remember, one person's trash is another person's treasure.
Household hazardous waste
Residents have free access to drop off household hazardous waste excluding asbestos cement.
Household hazardous waste can pose serious environmental and personal health risks if not disposed of properly. Please dispose of the following items at the Household hazardous waste shed at the Recycling Centre Balcatta:
Please note a maximum of 20 litres or 20kg, or a combination of liquids and solids of up 20kg/litres can be dropped off each day.
Asbestos cement poses a serious danger to personal health and should only be disposed of at the Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Please tightly wrap individual sheets of asbestos in durable plastic before taking to the Recycling Centre.
Broken pieces of Asbestos Will Not Be Accepted - these will need to be taken directly to Tamala Park Landfill Site.
A maximum of three sheets can be dropped off each day, with a charge of $2.00 per sheet for rate payers and $3.00 a sheet for non rate payers. This charge applies to cover contractor fees for operating this disposal point. For further information please download the fact sheet below:
Asbestos Fact Sheet
A fee applies to disposal of the following waste which cannot be recycled or reused. The fee covers transport, State Government landfill levy and disposal costs.
Mixed waste (metals, plastics, glass, cardboard, household junk, green waste and construction waste)
Clean Sand, Bricks and Concrete
A discounted fee applies to clean green garden waste. This fee covers transport and processing of the waste by contractors. To receive the discounted fee the load must be completely free of contamination such as:
Minimum charge under 300kg
Mixed (subject to landfill cost at Tamala Park): $36.95
Construction (sand, bricks and concrete only): $23.50
Green (tree pruning’s): $18.00
Weighbridge rate per tonne over 300kg
Mixed (subject to landfill cost at Tamala Park): $199.30
Construction (sand, bricks and concrete only): $110.80
Green (tree pruning’s): $72.00
Contractors are currently storing tyres, awaiting a recycling breakthrough. A disposal fee applies to cover contractor costs.
A separate fee of $10.00 per tyre is charged for the disposal of car tyres. A maximum of 4 tyres can be dropped off each day.
Mattresses and bed bases
Did you know that Australians send over 1.25 million mattresses to landfill each year?. Mattresses and bed bases will now be collected from verges during the ONE Junk Collection Period. Residents will also be given ONE free junk tip pass to dispose of a mattress and base when junk collections are not occurring.
All mattresses and bed bases recycled at the Recycling Centre Balcatta will attract a disposal fee if no tip pass is produced. The fee for Mattresses and Bases is currently $17.50 each OR $35.00 PER Ensemble and payable at the weighbridge. (Limits Apply)
Alternatively residents/customers can recycle mattresses directly with the Hazelmere Recycling Centre. A recycling fee still applies at Hazelmere. Please call (08) 9274 7807 for details.
Mattresses are stored in a separate area near the disposal wall for transportation to the Hazelmere Recycling Centre. All materials in the mattress are recycled, timber into reusable woodchips, springs to scrap steel and foam/wadding into carpet underlay.