Managing waste wisely

West Metro Recycling Centre

What we do

To help you manage your waste wisely, the WMRC provides comprehensive waste recycling, treatment and disposal services for acceptable items, seven days a week, for residents, businesses and councils. In its capacity as a transfer station, the West Metro Recycling Centre aggregates, compacts and loads large volumes of municipal solid waste into silos for effective and efficient transfer to distant sites for appropriate treatment or disposal.

The West Metro Recycling Centre accepts a range of recyclable and non recyclable items not suitable for kerbside collection.

We received around 25,000 tonnes of waste and recyclables from councils, commercial customers and residents in 2019-20. Residual waste from the district and across our west central catchment area is consolidated into silos at the West Metro Recycling Centre and efficiently transported in 24 tonne loads for disposal.

What we accept



Aluminium & Steel Cans clean and empty
Clothing quality
Cardboard flattened with tape removed please
E-Waste TVs, computers, mobile phones, electronics and accessories
Glass bottles and jars clean and empty
Household Hazardous Waste including batteries, globes, fire-extinguishers, flares, gas bottles, household chemicals, motor oil, paint, scrap metal, smoke detectors and more…
Plastic plant pots empty, no seedling trays please. If you need some pots, help yourself!
Paper not shredded
Plastic bottles and containers clean and empty, lids off
Polystyrene bulk, no food containers or pellets
Sporting goods as a drop-off point for Fair Game, we accept clean, quality used sporting equipment for remote communities and kids in need.
Stationery – home or office as a drop-off point for Give Write, we accept all types of stationery for kids in need – everything except ring binders and lever arch files please
X-rays please remove from envelopes

*Residents of Member Councils and Participating Councils can drop off domestic quantities (<20kg / 20L) of the following items for FREE. Non-member Councils residents are subject to a $25 entry fee in most circumstances.


Conditions / Types

Asbestos asbestos requires careful handling. Please follow our guidelines before bringing asbestos sheets to the Recycling Centre
Bulk Waste including broken furniture, treated timbers, etc. Qualify for Verge Valet? You can book a bulk waste collection!
Construction and Demolition Waste asphalt, bricks, concrete, pavers, tiles and sand
Greenwaste garden prunings (excluding lawn clippings), weeds, tree stumps. Qualify for Verge Valet? You can book a green waste collection!
Mattresses bed bases accepted too – charged as a separate item.
Refrigerated Appliances fridges, freezers, air-conditioning units. A de-gassing fee applies
Tyres car, bike, truck – different rates for different sizes.

Fees and Charges

Entry Fee –  $25 entry fee applies to non-Member council residents.

Prices for fee items vary depending on whether you live in a Member Council, Participating Council or non-member Council. See our fees and charges page for details.

Waste Passes

Some Councils provide their residents with greenwaste or bulk waste passes. Find out more here.

Opening Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 7.30AM – 4.00PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8.00AM – 4.00PM
  • Public Holidays:* 7.30AM – 2.00PM

*Only closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day


The West Metro Recycling Centre is centrally located, on the corner of Brockway Road and Lemnos Street (enter off Brockway Road), Shenton Park.

More info?

Download our Waste Matters publication or call the West Metro Recycling Centre: (08) 9384 2544