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.

Waste & Recycling Calendar and Collection Areas

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.

For a copy of the Waste Collection Calendar 2021 - 2022 please CLICK HERE or go to the Shire of Katanning Administration and Civic Centre for a hard copy for your fridge.

Mobile Garbage Bins (MGB's)

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. If you wish to make a request for bin maintenance; a replacement bin or a change of bin collection service please fill out the Bin Request form linked here and return to the Shire Administration.

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.


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


Green Waste Verge Collection

Green waste verge collection is yet to be announced. More information to come closer to the date.

Please visit our Latest News for updates on the next scheduled Green Waste verge collections.

Katanning Refuse Site

Usual Opening Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm

Monday, Tuesday and All Public Holidays - Closed

Please note that the site is now EFTPOS ONLY - NO CASH

Contact details:

Katanning/Nyabing Road

Mobile: 0447 448 227


Asbestos Receivals - Please call the Katanning Refuse Site operator prior to delivering asbestos to the Refuse Site. This is to ensure the operator can commence digging prior to your arrival as asbestos is to be buried immediately upon receipt. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.  

Shire of Katanning Refuse Site Update

The new waste and recycling Drop-Off Facility at the Shire of Katanning refuse site commenced operating from 6 May 2020. In accordance with the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007, all waste and recycled materials are required to be sorted into the following categories before being brought onto site.

  • Household Waste
  • Household Recycling
  • White Goods
  • Scrap Metal
  • Wire
  • Green Waste
  • Builders Rubble
  • Electronic Waste
  • DrumMuster
  • Batteries
  • Waste Oil

Members of the public are no longer be permitted to go beyond the Drop – Off Facility and all household waste and household recycling will need to be disposed of into designated bins located on site.  Ute and trailer loads of uncontained household waste are no longer be permitted on site. Household waste needs to be contained and disposed of into designated bins.