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

238 Balcatta Road
Monday to Sunday: 7.30am – 4.00pm
Closed: Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday
To find out more about the Recycling Centre Balcatta please contact us on (08) 9205 8555 or click here to email.
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Tip passes 2015/2016

The New 2015/2016 Waste Guide will now be included in your rates notices along with your tip passes.

No tip passes will be issued to residents/tenants who do not receive a rates notice.

Residents who have NON-Strata Titled Properties will also not be eligible for additional passes unless they are included in their rates notice.

This decision was made by Council at the Council meeting 3 June 2014.

Redemption of these passes at the Recycling Centre Balcatta allows for free disposal of up to 1 tonne of either:

  • Household Bulk Junk (incl ONE mattress and Base (2 pieces) and 2 fridges) additional mattresses and bases are charged at $22.00 each & fridge/freezer at $20.00 each
  • Clean green garden waste only
  • Clean sand, bricks and concrete only (no timber, roof or wall tiles, super six sheeting, asbestos, plastic buckets with dried cement)

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 1 tonne. Payment for loads over 250kg 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:

  • Scrap metals No Fridges or Freezers - these now go over the weighbridge for de-gassing
  • Steel cans
  • Aluminium cans
  • Mixed plastics
  • 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:

  • Clothing
  • Household goods
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Bicycles
  • Selected landscaping items.

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:

  • Paints - MAX 20 Litres ONLY
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Household cleaners
  • Motor oil - MAX 20 Litres ONLY (NO Empty Oil Bottles will be accepted)
  • Pool chemicals - MAX 20 Kilograms ONLY
  • Car batteries
  • Household batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes/lamps - NO COMMERCIAL QUANTITIES ACCEPTED
  • Authorised BD Yellow Sharps Collector Containers - ONLY
  • Electronic waste i.e. televisions, computers and accessories, household electrical appliances.
  • Medicine - please take these to your local chemist

Please note: 20kg/ltr Limits APPLY - NO Containers over 20kg/ltrs Accepted


Asbestos cement poses a serious danger to personal health and should only be disposed of at Tamala Park or Red Hill Landfill Sites.

Until Further Notice the Recycling Centre will NOT BE ACCEPTING any ASBESTOS.

Residents and Commercial Quantities MUST go to Tamala Park or Red Hill

Please tightly wrap individual sheets of asbestos in heavy duty thick black builders plastic before taking to Tamala Park.

Broken pieces of Asbestos Will Also Not Be Accepted - these will need to be taken directly to Tamala Park or Red Hill Landfill Sites.

General waste

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 including roof tiles (any type) and glazed household tiles (any type)) - NO Asbestos tiles accepted
  • Clean Sand, Bricks and Concrete (kerbing, footings) - NO Asbestos tiles, roof tiles or wall tiles accepted

A discounted fee applies to clean green garden waste. This fee covers transport and processing of the waste by contractors. Please do not place green waste in cardboard boxes as these will not be recycled.

To receive the discounted fee the load must be completely FREE of contamination such as:

  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Metal.

Minimum charge under 300kg - Effective 10 August 2015

Mixed General Waste (subject to landfill cost at Tamala Park): $46.00

Construction (sand, bricks and concrete only): $27.00

Green garden waste only (tree pruning's): $20.00

Tyres $16.00 each

Fridges and Freezers $20.00 each piece

Mattresses and Bases $22.00 each piece

Weighbridge rate per tonne over 300kg - Effective 10 August 2015

Mixed General Waste(subject to landfill cost at Tamala Park): $250.00

Construction (sand, bricks and concrete only): $126.00

Green garden waste only (tree pruning's): $82.00

Car tyres - Effective 10 August 2015

Contractors are currently storing tyres, awaiting a recycling breakthrough. A disposal fee applies to cover contractor costs.

A separate fee of $16.00 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 - Effective 10 August 2015

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 with NO Tip Pass is currently $22.00 each piece OR $44.00 PER Ensemble (2 Pieces) - (1 top & 1 Bottom) and is payable at the weighbridge. (Limits Apply)

Residents/customers can recycle mattresses directly with the Hazelmere Recycling Centre. Please call (08) 9274 7807 for details recycling fees apply at Hazelmere.  The city now also offers residents a mattress recycling home collection service. Call 9205 8555 to book your collection.

Mattresses are stored in a separate area near the disposal wall for transportation to a mattress recycling company. All materials in the mattress are recycled, timber into reusable woodchips, springs to scrap steel and foam/wadding into carpet underlay.

Fridges and Freezers - Effective 10 August 2015

The City now recycles all fridges and freezers.  All fridges/freezers must be taken over the weighbridge and left in the designated fridge area for degassing.  Once this has been undertaken they are then recycled as scrap steel. 

Residents get 2 free fridge/freezer tips per year, this is included in your rates notice tip passes.  Fees of $20.00 per item apply for non-residents and once the 2 passes have been used.

Dog Poo Bins - Effective 10 August 2015

Dog poo bins are now available from the Recycling Centre Balcatta.  Collection of these bins is via the weighbridge, advise the attendant which size you require, collect your bin and pay at the weighbridge on your way out.  Fees are $10.00 small and $15.00 large.