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Urban residential property owners in the City of Albany pay a Residential Waste Charge as part of their Annual Rates. This entitles them to a kerbside bin collection, as well as bulk verge collections and vouchers to drop off additional waste. 

The City of Albany manages the kerbside bin collection service in conjunction with contractors Cleanaway and Vancouver Waste Services.

For enquiries about your kerbside collection service please phone Cleanaway on 6801 7500.

Rural residential ratepayers receive a Rural Waste Pass, which entitles rural residents to drop off waste and recycling at one of the City's Rural Transfer Stations or Waste Facilities. For more information, visit the Waste Drop-off Centres page. 

Your yellow-lidded recycling bin is collected fortnightly all year round. 

What goes in my recycling bin?

The items in your recycling bin are sorted, baled and transported for recycling into new products.

Keep your recycling simple and remember only 5 things go in your yellow-lidded recycling bin

  • Glass bottles and jars (lids removed)
  • Cans
  • Plastic bottles and containers (lids removed)
  • Paper
  • Cardboard (flattened)

Items must be rinsed, lids removed, and loose in the bin (not in bags). 

Please do not put soft plastics, batteries or hazardous waste, clothing or rope in your recycling bin. 

Excess household recycling can be dropped off for FREE at Fossicker's Tip Shop at the Hanrahan Road Waste Facility - or you can contact the City of Albany for information on options for an extra bin collection. 

Not sure about whether an item is recyclable? Visit Recycle Right for a comprehensive list, or download the Recycle Right app.

See your recycling in action!

Take a peek at what happens to your recyclables after they are collected by the truck here.

Other recycling opportunities 

Apart from the items you can put in your kerbside recycling bin, keep a look out for other drop off points around town for specialised recycling programs.

These include:

  • Fossicker's Tip Shop accepts a range of items for recycling or safe disposal free of charge. See the full list here
  • Albany Public Library has a recycling station for batteries, mobile phones, reading glasses and postage stamps.
  • Officeworks coordinates a national recycling program in their stores for e-waste and stationery items. 
  • Check out TerraCycle for a list of community collection hubs which accept particular items including oral care items and coffee capsules. You can also register to return some items to TerraCycle direct.
  • B-cycle is Australia's official battery recycling scheme with convenient collection points at a number of retailers in Albany. 

Containers for Change

Containers for Change is WA's statewide container deposit scheme that lets you cash in eligible containers for 10 cents each.

In WA, we use more than 1.3 billion eligible drink containers each year; enough to line a path from Perth to Broome.

Containers for Change aims to:

  • reduce litter and landfill
  • increase recycling
  • create jobs
  • provide opportunities for social enterprise and benefits for community organisations

Albany's Refund Points are:

Container Recycling Albany

93 Stead Road, Centennial Park

Containers for Cash - Spencer Park

1 Hardie Rd, Spencer Park

For Refund Point opening hours, info on eligible containers and more visit