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Recycling Centre Balcatta


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: 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.

Tip passes 2014/201

The New 2014/2015 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) additional mattresses and bases are charged at $21.50 each
  • 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 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 
  • 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
  • Pool chemicals - MAX 20 Kilograms ONLY
  • Car batteries 
  • Household batteries 
  • Fluorescent tubes/lamps - NO COMMERCIAL QUANTITIES ACCEPTED
  • Authorised BD Sharps Collector Containers - ONLY
  • Electronic waste i.e. televisions, computers and accessories.
  •  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 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

Mixed General Waste (subject to landfill cost at Tamala Park):  $45.10
Construction (sand, bricks and concrete only): $25.95
Green garden waste only (tree pruning’s): $19.85
Tyres $14.00 each
Mattresses and Bases $21.50 each piece

Weighbridge rate per tonne over 300kg

Mixed General Waste(subject to landfill cost at Tamala Park):  $243.00
Construction (sand, bricks and concrete only):  $122.10
Green garden waste only (tree pruning’s): $79.40

Car tyres

Contractors are currently storing tyres, awaiting a recycling breakthrough. A disposal fee applies to cover contractor costs.
A separate fee of $14.00 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 with NO Tip Pass is currently $21.50 each piece OR $43.00 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.
Garbologie also offers residents a mattress recycling home collection service.  Call

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.

Battery recycling

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