Waste Management

Shire Rubbish and Recycling Services

The Shire's rubbish and recycling collection service extends to the Bridgetown residential area, Greenbushes, North Greenbushes and also a wide range of estates on the outskirts of town.

Collection of the red rubbish bins happens every week on a Wednesday in the Bridgetown area and every Tuesday for the Hester, Greenbushes and North Greenbushes residents.

Recycling collection is also an important part of our Waste Management Service.  The recycling bins get collected every second week, on a Wednesday for the Bridgetown area and surrounding estates and on a Tuesday for the Greenbushes, North Greenbushes and Hester residents.  Please refer to the map and calendar for actual pickup dates.

Unsure of what is classed as recyclable? Click here to find out.

The Shire has recycling bin stickers available (see below) to help you remember what can be placed in your recycling bin. Stickers can be collected from Shire administration.

Bridgetown & Greenbushes Waste Sites 

In addition to the roadside rubbish and recycling collection, the Shire also has a Waste Management Facility in Bridgetown located on the Bridgetown-Boyup Brook Road approximately 4km from the town centre and a Transfer Station in Greenbushes located behind the Old Road Board building.  A whitegoods collection will commence in the spring.

Liquid Waste Site

As at 21 January 2021, the Liquid Waste Site has reopened on a conditional basis. Requests for disposal must be made at least one day in advance - phone 08 9761 0800 with the estimated volume to be disposed. Deliveries can only be made during site opening times (below). Unapproved liquid waste disposals will not be accepted.

Bridgetown Transfer Station Opening Hours

(Bridgetown-Boyup Brook Road, Bridgetown)

Monday & Tuesday Closed
Wednesday & Thursday 7.30am to 12.00pm
Friday 7.30am to 11.00am
Saturday & Sunday 9.00am to 4.00pm

Greenbushes Transfer Station Opening Hours

(Behind Old Road Board Building, Greenbushes)

Saturdays 10.00am to 1.00pm
Last Saturday each Month Waste Truck will accept Greenwaste, Whitegoods and Household Rubbish at the Transfer Station

Tip tokens and purchasing additional tokens

Tip tokens are issued with the rate notices each year.  Additional tokens can be purchased from the Customer Service Area at the cost of $48.50 for 10 tokens. The Shire Administration Office is open Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm.

Remember - you must present your pass to gain entry to the waste management sites.

How Gate Charges Will Apply

Residents who currently receive a weekly rubbish collection service will receive a pass containing 20 tokens, allowing free entry to either the Bridgetown Waste Management Site or Greenbushes Transfer Station 20 times, with rubbish equivalent to one 120 litre mobile garbage bin.

Larger loads will require the use of two tokens. One trailer load will require five tokens.

Residents without a weekly rubbish collection service will receive a pass containing 72 tokens. 52 of these will have a face value of $4.85 each, and allow for entry with the equivalent of the weekly 120 litre bin collection service.

The remaining tokens allow for an additional 20 free entries, with rubbish equivalent to one 120 litre mobile garbage bin. Larger loads will require two or more tokens, as described above.

Recyclable materials

These may be deposited during normal opening hours and do not require the use of tokens.

Please note both Transfer Stations are closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

What happens to our recyclable materials?

Full recycling bins at the Bridgetown Waste Management site are emptied on a Tuesday and transported directly to Cleanaway’s Bunbury Depot where it is compacted and transported to the Super MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) in Perth. The Super MRF  in Perth, a new standard of excellence for resource recovery in Australia is the largest facility of its kind in the southern hemisphere - the MRF sorts eight types of materials, removing the need to segregate recycling into multiple bins.

You can view a short video of the Super MRF here.

In order to make sure we have enough empty bins for the busy weekends, we have a 2nd pick up on Thursdays which is transported to Cleanaway’s Manjimup Depot before being compacted and taken to Bunbury.