Find out how easy it is to put waste and recycling in the right place at the West Metro Recycling Centre. Member & Participating Council residents can drop off a range of items for free and others for a fee. Competitive rates exist for commercials too. See below for details.
What We Do
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.
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.
Where We Are
The West Metro Recycling Centre is centrally located, on the corner of Brockway Road and Lemnos Street (enter off Brockway Road), Shenton Park.
- 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
Contactable by phone between 8:30am and 4:30pm on 9384 6711
Fees & Charges
Fees & Charges
The Fees and Charges* below apply to the 2023/24 financial year or download a copy here.
Member Council Residents Participating Council Residents Non-Member Council Residents + Commercials Entry fee FREE FREE FREE Free mulch Free pickup Free pickup N/A Bulk Waste 0.5m3 (~bootload) $25.00 $30.00 $35.00 1m3 (~small ute tray) $42.00 $50.00 $60.00 2m3 (~large ute tray) $85.00 $95.00 $100.00 Per Tonne $203.50 (min $42.32 per load) $245.00 (min. $63.49 per load) $245.00 (min. $84.64 per load) Greenwaste 0.5m3 (~bootload) $13.00 $15.00 $20.00 1m3 (~small ute tray) $22.00 $25.00 $30.00 2m3 (~large ute tray) $42.00 $48.00 $60.00 Per Tonne $49.50 (min. $21.16 per load) $85.80 (min. $42.32 per load) $92.49 (min. $42.32 per load) Construction and Demolition Waste 0.5m3 (~bootload) $20.00 $28.00 $30.00 1m3 (~small ute tray) $40.00 $48.00 $50.00 2m3 (~large ute tray) $80.00 $88.00 $90.00 Per Tonne $73.39 (min. $37.03 per load) $83.40 (min. $47.61 per load) $100.06 (min. $47.61 per load) Other Mattresses & Mattress bases (recycled) $50.00 each $55.00 each $55.00 each Degassing refrigerated appliances $16.00 each $20.00 each $20.00 each Asbestos (per sheet, conditions apply) $18.00 $20.00 $20.00 Tyres – car (other types, POA) From $9.00 From $11.00 From $11.00 Household Hazardous Waste FREE FREE FREE for residents (no commercial quantities accepted) E-Waste FREE FREE FREE for residents (no commercial quantities accepted) X-Rays, Scrap Metal, Smoke Detectors, Polystyrene FREE FREE FREE
*The West Metro Recycling Centre accepts cash and EFTPOS. Amex is not accepted.Questions? Email us or call the Recycling Hotline (08) 9384 6711.
Managing waste wisely just got cheaper for Member and Participating Council residents at the West Metro Recycling Centre!
All Member and Participating Council residents qualify for special discounted rates for waste disposal, while some Member and Participating Council residents qualify for Bulk and Green Waste Passes.
What is a Waste Pass?
A Waste Pass is a discount voucher for bulk or green waste disposal at the West Metro Recycling Centre. Each Waste Pass can only be used once. It allows you to drop off a small trailer load (about 1m³ which is equivalent to a 1.8m x 1.2m trailer filled to about 0.5m) of bulk or green waste at the West Metro Recycling Centre for free. If you qualify for a Waste Pass, you will find it on your waste calendar, in your rates notice or on your waste flyer depending on your Council area.
Do I qualify for a Waste Pass?
Only if you live in the Town of Claremont, City of Subiaco, Town of Mosman Park, Shire of Peppermint Grove or Town of Cambridge**. See table below for the number and type of Waste Pass that you will receive for the 2022/23 Financial Year.
Number & Type of Waste Pass issued for 2022/23
Town of Claremont 1 bulk; 1 green Town of Mosman Park 1 bulk; 1 green Shire of Peppermint Grove 2 bulk; 2 green City of Subiaco 1 bulk; 1 green Town of Cambridge **only available to certain residences without access to verge waste collection. Contact the Town directly
How do I use my Waste Pass?
Waste Passes can be used like a discount voucher. Just present your Waste Passes at the Recycling Centre, and the Gatehouse Attendant will remove the Waste Pass relevant to your load.
Can I use a Waste Pass more than once?
No. Each Waste Pass is single-use, like a discount voucher. Just present your Waste Pass at the Recycling Centre, and the Gatehouse Attendant will remove the Waste Pass relevant to your load.
What if I lose / use my Waste Passes before the end of the financial year – can I get more?
No. Waste Passes are only issued once a year, and the allocation you receive is your full allocation for the year. Similarly, Waste Passes cannot be replaced if you lose them. However, as a Member or Participating Council resident, you qualify for special discounted rates on your waste disposal all year round. See our special Member Council Fees and Charges page for details.
What if I forget to bring my Waste Passes?
Waste Passes can only be used when they are presented to the Gatehouse Attendant. If you forget your Waste Passes you will have to pay the discounted Member Council or Participating Council charges for your waste. Refunds are not offered in this circumstance.
Can I exchange a Bulk Waste Pass for a Green Waste pass?
No, because Bulk Waste Passes and Green Waste Passes are priced differently.
Can I still use my old Tip Pass?
No, these expired on 1 January 2021.
Can I sell my Waste Pass if I don’t need it?
No. Waste Passes are not for resale.
I belong to a Member Council that doesn’t issue Waste Passes. What do I get?
Special discounted rates! As a Member Council of the Western Metropolitan Regional Council, you are entitled to low Member Council rates for bulk and green waste disposal – see table below. Just bring your proof of residence with your load to qualify. A full list of discounted fees and charges for disposal of other items can be found here.
Member Council Special Discounted Rate
Non-Member Council Rate
$20 green p/m³ + free entry $25 green p/m³ + entry fee $40 bulk p/m³ + free entry $50 bulk p/m³ + entry fee
But I’m not a Member or Participating Council resident. Can I get a Waste Pass?
What qualifies as Bulk Waste?
Bulk waste can be defined as solid waste items that don’t fit or aren’t suitable for your landfill bin. Bulk waste does not include liquids, household hazardous waste, asbestos, explosives, flammables, pharmaceuticals or chemical waste. Visit our specialist recycling page for details on how to dispose of these items safely.
What qualifies as Green Waste?
Green waste includes garden waste that can be processed into mulch. This includes tree prunings, leaf litter, tree stumps, flowers, palm fronds, twigs and lawn clippings. It does not include timber fencing, treated timber products, soil or sand, as these are considered bulk waste items and cost more than green waste to process.
Contact us by email or call the Recycling Hotline (08)9384-6711.
Terms & Conditions of Entry
For your safety, please read and respect the conditions of use and entry to this site.
- Scavenging of any waste onsite is strictly prohibited.
- Appropriate clothing and enclosed footwear must be worn at all times.
- Children and animals must remain in vehicles at all times.
- All trucks, removalist vans and large loads must utilise the weighbridge.
- All asbestos products, flares and EPIRBs must be declared to the site attendant.
- Obey all signs and directions from the site attendants.
Entry is at your own risk. To the full extent permissible by the law, the Western Metropolitan Regional Council disclaims any liability for any damages, loss or injury occurring as a result of your use of the facility.
Questions? Call the Recycling Hotline 9384 6711 or contact us.
Hear from our Operations Manager about the West Metro Recycling Centre (Credit: City of Subiaco).