The City has rural waste transfer stations at the following sites, and each has recycling facilities available:
- Kronkup Transfer Station
- Redmond Transfer Station
- Manypeaks Transfer Station
- Cheynes Beach Transfer Station
- Wellstead Transfer Station.
As well, rural ratepayers are able to use Hanrahan and Baker’s Junction landfill sites.
Rural transfer stations provide a domestic waste service for rural residents. They do not take farm or commercial waste. As with urban businesses, that waste must be disposed of at Hanrahan or Baker’s Junction landfill sites.
Prior to the introduction of the Domestic Rural Waste Service Pass, the record and control of the usage of these sites was very difficult as there was no accurate form of recording tonnage deposited and removed from each facility. This information is important for reporting, control, budgeting and management purposes. The previous recording system was by means of a written record of vehicle registration numbers, estimated tonnages.
It was therefore approved by Council, at the April 2011 Council Meeting, to introduce a Domestic Rural Waste Service Pass, as from July 2011/2012, for Domestic Rural ratepayers. This pass is to provide for each rural household to use the services of the transfer station for their domestic waste, but in a controlled manner, with the usage recorded in an appropriate manner.
In practice, the Pass is a clip card, providing for 52 tokens. This then will provide for each rural household to access the transfer stations on a weekly basis on average, for the deposit of the equivalent of a 140 litre mobile garage bin (MGB).
This quantity is in addition to any recycled material placed in the recycle bins. This Pass is a wallet sized, waterproof card which will be issued to rural household at the beginning of the new financial year. When a ratepayer uses the Pass, the relevant token amounts are punched by the waste site attendant.
Each of the 52 tokens on the Pass will allow entry into any of the Council’s transfer stations and Hanrahan and Baker’s Junction landfill sites. If there is an excess on any occasion, extra tokens will be punched, thus lessening the quantity that can be dropped off in subsequent periods. Once all the tokens on the Pass have been used, a new waste pass can be purchased from the City of Albany at the North Road office in varying prices to suit individual requirements.
The Domestic Rural Waste Service Pass will remain linked to the relevant rural property. If new owners take possession of a property, the Pass is to be handed over to them as part of the settlement process. If Passes are lost, no replacement Passes are to be issued; a replacement pass can be purchased from the City of Albany at the North Rd office.
The Domestic Rural Waste Service Pass system will improve the efficiency of running Transfer Stations and ensure there is an improved monitoring of usage by eligible Domestic Rural households. It will also alleviate the problem of non eligible members of the public using the Transfer Stations.
Have you had a garden clean-up lately and have too much green waste that won't fit into your bin?Then you can take your green waste (clippings and branches) to the Greenwaste facility:
21 John St, Milpara.
Contact No: (08) 9845 7688
Cost: $13.20 / m3