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Waste Facilities and Local Drop Off Points

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Hanrahan Road Waste Facility

Hanrahan Road Waste Facility is Albany's waste and recycling hub. All general waste and recycling from kerbside collections is processed at this facility.

Contact details and opening times:
Address Cnr Hanrahan Road and Cuming Road, Mt Melville
Phone number 6820 3916 (Weighbridge)
Opening hours

8:30am - 4:15pm, 7 days a week 

(Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day)

Fees and Charges for waste disposal at Hanrahan Road:
2023/2024 Fees and Charges
Waste passes provided to residential property owners each year can be used to dispose of waste at this facility. Please note that waste passes are not redeemable for some items, including tyres, mattresses and fridges/freezers. Refer to the Fees and Charges for more information. 
Accepted for no charge: scrap metal (separated from other waste), clean fill (subject to site requirements - no clay accepted), paint.
These items are NOT accepted:
Controlled waste
Liquid waste
Car bodies

Fossicker's Tip Shop + Drop-Off

Contact details and opening times:
Address Cnr Hanrahan Road and Cuming Road, Mt Melville
Phone number 6820 3915
Email address [email protected]
Opening hours - Fossicker's Tip Shop 8.30am - 4.15pm on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Opening hours - Fossicker's Drop Off

8.30am - 4.15pm, 7 days a week

(Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day)

Our resident upcycling bandicoot Mr Fossicker is proud to welcome you to Fossicker's Tip Shop. Located at the Hanrahan Road Waste Facility, Fossicker's is a great place to find preloved treasures at very affordable prices.

With new stock arriving daily visitors are sure to find something special, whether it’s a new piece of furniture, handy homewares, garden and outdoor products, items for your latest DIY project, affordable electrical items or clothes for babies, kids and adults.

    Items accepted at Fossicker's Drop Off
    We accept and sell:
    Furniture and household items Homewares, books, bric-a-brac Some electrical goods Toys, outdoor and garden items DIY and renovation goods
    Please note: acceptance of items for resale is at staff discretion and is dependent on the quality of items as well as supply and demand. The City does not guarantee we will be able to take your items for resale. If we are unable to accept your items, we suggest you try a local op shop, or through online options such as Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree. If your items are unsuitable for reuse or recycling, you can dispose of them at the Hanrahan Road Waste Facility for a fee. 
    We accept for recycling or safe disposal (from households only):
    Aerosol cans Batteries Household chemicals  Fire extinguishers Gas bottles
    Poisons Smoke alarms Flares Light globes Paint
    Mobile phones and accessories Computers, monitors and cables TVs Printers and cartridges Needles and syringes
    Household cooking oil (up to 20L) Excess household recycling *please ensure cardboard is flattened and no more than 1m x 1m in size

    Charitable Organisations

    Subsidised entry to Hanrahan Road Waste Facility is available to charitable or benevolent organisations providing economic, social, community or environmental services and benefits to the citizens of the City of Albany, subject to approval. Applications must be made in writing using the form below.

    Charitable Organisation Waste Fee Application Form

    Commercial Waste Disposal

    Commercial waste is accepted for disposal at Albany's Waste Facilities, however the City of Albany provides waste collection for residential properties only. A third party contractor must be engaged for commercial waste and recycling collection. 

    Please phone 6820 3000 for more information.

    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

    Excess Garden Waste

    Excess garden waste that won't fit in a household FOGO bin can be taken to:

    Soil Solutions

    100 John St, Milpara

    Phone: 9845 7688

    Each year urban residential ratepayers receive a pass that entitles them to one free entry to Soil Solutions. Additional visits will incur a fee.

    No FOGO bins or food waste is accepted at this facility.

    The City of Albany also offers an annual bulk green waste collection for larger amounts of green waste. For more information, visit the Bulk Waste Collection page. 

    Other recycling opportunities

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

    These include:

    • Albany Public Library has a recycling station for batteries, mobile phones, reading glasses and postage stamps.
    • B-cycle is Australia's official battery recycling scheme with convenient collection points at a number of retailers in Albany. 
    • 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.