Waste & Recycling

The Shire is responsible for the overall management of the refuse site, rubbish collection and recycling service. The kerbside bin collection is undertaken by a contractor. The Shire encourages residents and businesses to recycle wherever possible and a recycling service is also contracted out.

The town has been divided into three areas for kerbside rubbish bin and recycling bin collection. The area North of the railway and Clive Street is collected Mondays. South and West of the railway on Tuesdays and East of Clive Street and the railway on Wednesdays. Please print and keep the Rubbish Day Collection Map

General waste is collected weekly.

Recycling waste is collected fortnightly.

Bins must be placed on the verge prior to 6.00am on the day of collection. Bins put out late may be missed.

Mobile Garbage Bins (MGB's) belong to the Shire and must be kept securely within the property when not out for collection. Damaged or stolen bins must be reported to the Shire. Please note that stolen bins will only be replaced free of charge subject to having been securely kept and subject to provision of a police report number or signed statutory declaration.

To avoid damage to bins and contractors equipment the following items MUST NOT be deposited in the MGB's:

  • Ashes

  • Oil

  • Liquid

  • Paint

  • Solvent

  • Bricks, concrete, earth or other substances

  • Asbestos or asbestos products

  • Hazardous products

  • Material likely to become offensive or a nuisance or to give off an offensive noxious odour unless it is first wrapped in absorbent or impervious material

  • Ammunition

  • Flares

  • Any heavy material or metal items that may damage the Contractor's or Council's equipment

  • Any object which is greater in length, width or breadth than the corresponding dimensions of the MGB or which will not allow the lid of the MGB to be closed

Collection vehicles have a maximum lift capacity of 70kg. MGB’s over 70kg will not be collected.

Recycling

All residential properties within the Katanning townsite have been issued a 240 litre recycling bin (Yellow Lid).  Recycle Bins are collected fortnightly and must be placed out on the kerb by 6.00am on the same day as your rubbish collection. 

Please note that if you put non-recyclable items in your recycling bin you may contaminate the whole load. The contractor may refuse to collect it and you will be required to transport it to the landfill instead.

Items that can be recycled include the following:

  • Plastic cool drink bottles & all clear plastic containers marked with recycle logo No. 1.

  • All 'Cloudy' milk bottles and plastic containers marked with recycle logo No. 2.

  • Liquid paper – gable top milk and juice containers (no box types)

  • All glass containers (rinsed, no lids, no ceramic or heat resistant glass)

  • Newspaper – shiny, glossy magazines, junk mail, envelopes and telephone books

  • High grade paper – white photo copy, computer and fax paper

  • Steel cans (rinsed) including aerosol cans

  • Aluminium cans, including aluminium foil

  • Cardboard

PLEASE: DO NOT RECYCLE PLASTIC BAGS, PLASTIC WRAP, NAPPIES, POLYSTYRENE, FOOD STUFFS OR GREEN WASTE.

Contact details

Katanning/Nyabing Road

Mobile: 0447 448 227

admin@katanning.wa.gov.au

Opening Hours 

Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.30pm

Saturday and Sunday 12.00noon - 5.30pm

Public Holidays as above

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day