Landfill and Recycling

On this page, we give you information and other resources about the following:

Landfill Fees

Tip passes to access the Muchea or Bindoon Landfill and Recycling Centres are no longer required

By showing proof of residency, residents can access either site for free to dispose of general household waste, bulk household waste and recyclables ONLY.  This does not apply to commercial waste.  There have been changes to the fees and charges for our Landfill sites, with many of the fees removed for bulk household waste, including green waste and fill.  Click on the link below for a full list of Landfill and Recycling Centre Fees. 

Landfill Fees as at 1 July 2023

Please note the following;

⋅ Commercial & large loads of Demolition Waste are only accepted at the Muchea Landfill.

Asbestos is only accepted at the Bindoon Landfill by appointment only - Please call the office on 08 9576 4605 to make an appointment.

Drum Muster is only accepted at the Bindoon Landfill. 

⋅ Mattress disposal is only accepted at the Muchea Landfill 

Waste will not be accepted from outside the Shire of Chittering.

⋅  Data collection (names, address and registrations) will be being collected for the next 12 months (starting in July 2022) to assist us with ascertaining statistics on usage of our landfill sites.

Landfill Opening Hours

Landfill centres are closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day each year

Muchea Landfill (536 Wandena Road, Lower Chittering)

  • Saturday 10am – 3pm
  • Sunday 10am – 3pm
  • Monday 10am – 3pm
  • Wednesday 10am – 3pm
  • Friday 10am – 3pm

Bindoon Landfill (Mingah Road, Mooliabeenee)

  • Saturday 10am – 3pm
  • Sunday 10am – 3pm
  • Tuesday 10am – 3pm

Containers For Change

Our Muchea Landfill centre is open as a refund point for the Containers for Change program on the below days; 

Muchea Landfill (536 Wandena Road, Lower Chittering)

  • Sunday 10am – 3pm
  • Tuesday* 10am – 3pm
  • Thursday*10am – 3pm

* Please note that on Tuesday & Thursday's our site is only open for Containers for Change - not as a landfill site. No waste disposal will be accepted on these days. 

Please refer to the Containers for Change website for more information on eligible containers and setting up your scheme ID - 

Purchasing of Mulch from the Muchea Landfill Site

At various times of the year, pending availability, mulch is available for purchase from the Muchea Landfill site. 

The mulch is wood chips from our greenwaste stockpile that is chipped by a contractor as required. 

To purchase mulch, please contact the Shire office to arrange a booking. Bookings are essential to ensure a machine is onsite to load your trailer. Mulch is sold at $13.75 per m³ to recover costs incurred by the Shire.


What can be taken to the Landfill Sites

The following items are FREE for all residents (proof of residency required)

  • Batteries
  • Clean Fill
  • Drum muster *Bindoon Landfill only
  • Metals (free of debris)
  • Recyclables to be placed in designated areas; 
    • cardboard (Flattened)
    • metals (tin, car bodies, fencing wire etc.)
    • newspapers & magazines
    • Cans, glass bottles etc. 
  • Sort green waste (tree & Shrub pruning's, grass clippings etc.)
  • E-Waste (computers, televisions, printers)
  • Household furniture (1 couch, 1 mattress etc.) *Muchea Landfill only
  • Used oil/filters
  • Unsorted Waste
  • White goods (fridges, freezers, aircons - MUST be degassed or fees apply) *Muchea Landfill only

Fees apply for the following: 

  • Animal carcasses *Muchea Landfill only 
  • Asbestos *Bindoon Landfill by appointment only 
  • Commercial Waste *Muchea Landfill only 
  • Demolition Waste *Muchea Landfill only 
  • Fill with debris 
  • Commercial green waste 
  • Non-residents
  • Skip bins
  • White goods that have not been degassed *Muchea Landfill only

*No tyres are accepted at either landfill site 

Policy on Litter and Illegal Dumping

The Shire encourages residents and visitors to help keep our natural environment clean and litter free. Littering is an offence under the Litter Act and the Shire’s Rangers will issue fines to offenders. People caught illegally dumping waste in bush land areas or on road verges will receive a $200 on the spot fine. Under the Litter Act they could also face prosecution and incur a fine of up to $1,000.

Residents with any concerns or enquiries can contact the Shire's Ranger on (08) 9576 4600 between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm seven days a week.