Rubbish Bins & Landfills

The Shire of Gingin provides a weekly rubbish service in all towns and rural residential areas (excludes residential estates) within the Shire.

This service includes general waste collection (red lid bin) and recyclables (yellow lid bin), and is available to property owners along the rubbish collection route. This service forms part of and supports the Waste Authority's 'Better Bins' initiative.

The Shire's waste collection services are provided by Avon Waste who can be contacted on either 1800 059 391 or (08) 9641 1318.

What's my Rubbish Collection Day?

Across the Shire your rubbish bin collection day will vary depending upon what area you live in. Where rubbish collection days fall on a public holiday it will be collected as normal with the exception of Christmas Day only.

To work out your rubbish collection day (both general waste and recycling) please view a copy of the Shire's Resource Recycling Calendar below. This calendar is delivered to all rate payers annually as part of your rates but if you misplace your copy, you can download another or contact the Shire's Administration Centre on (08) 9575 5100 for a replacement.

This calendar also provides information on what you should put into the recycling bins in addition to other information such as the Shire's annual green waste collection date (usually occuring in October).

Resource Recovery Calendar 2021-22

I Need a Replacement Bin?

If you need a replacement bin then please contact the Shire's Rates Department on (08) 9575 5126 or email rates@gingin.wa.gov.au

Note: If your bin has been stolen or damaged then there is a $85 replacement charge which must be paid prior to delivery of the new bin. Once payment is received the Shire will contact Avon Waste to organise your replacement bin.

If your bin needs replacing through general wear and tear, please let our Rates team know and they will arrange for Avon Waste to replace it free of charge.

Where are the Shire's Landfill Sites?

If you do not have a rubbish collection service or you need to dispose of a large amount of rubbish that won't fit into your bin then you can take it to one of the Shire's 3 operating landfill disposal sites.

Gingin - 8.30am - 5.30pm, Thursday to Monday

Lancelin - 8.30am -5.30pm, Thursday to Monday

Seabird - 8.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday to Wednesday

What do I need to know about visiting a Landfill Site?

  • A valid Tip Pass (issued annually in August with your Rates Notice) will entitle you to free entry to the landfill sites.
  • The landfill sites are closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.
  • Clean green waste is to be separated from your general rubbish and placed in the area set aside for this purpose.
  • It is an offence to light fires at any of our refuse disposal sites and offenders will be prosecuted.
  • Fees & Charges are applicable for the disposal of some items.

How does the Green Waste Collection Service Work?

The Shire of Gingin generally undertakes a green waste kerbside collection service annually for all Residential and Rural Residential properties only. Generally this will be scheduled to follow the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in late September.

Notice by the Shire that this service will be provided in your local newspaper for your area and on the Shire’s Facebook page and website during September annually.

Residents wishing to take advantage of this service will be required to have your green waste placed on the verge no later than the Monday occurring during the long weekend (the last day of the long weekend).

Should this service not be taking place during the usual time or at all for that financial year then notice will be given via the above channels in approximately September.

Enquiries

For enquiries about the Shire's rubbish bin collection and landfill services, please contact the Shire's Health Department on (08) 9575 5100, option 5. 

For enquiries about the green waste service, please contact the Shire's Operations Department on (08) 9575 5100, option 7.