Waste and Recycling


City of Bunbury’s Waste Strategy

Reducing waste and preserving our environment is one of the City of Bunbury’s major priorities.

The City of Bunbury is aligned with the State’s Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030, which provides a long-term strategy for continuous improvement of waste management benchmarked against best practice. It includes targets for waste avoidance, resource recovery and environmental protection, including the diversion of waste disposed to landfill.

Our goal is to make it easy for you to compost food organics and garden organics, recycle, and divert e-waste, hard waste and chemicals from landfill while discovering, promoting and educating on opportunities to further achieve low-waste living. 

Bunbury was the first Local Government in Western Australia to introduce the three-bin FOGO system in 2013 and has shown consistently high performance thereafter.​

Click on the below image to learn more about the City of Bunbury's 3 Bin Service. 


 Our number one priority is optimising source separation (putting the right things in the right bins).

A GREAT Sort has the biggest impact on waste management, significantly reducing waste heading to landfill plus offering the best resource recovery opportunities and support of circular economy initiatives.

Click the image to learn more about being a GREAT Sort. ​

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City of Bunbury’s Waste App   

City of Bunbury’s My 3 Bins app is available free on Google Play or Apple Stores.  Download today.

 The App contains:

  • Up-to-date waste calendars

  • Hard waste and green waste collection dates and details

  • A-Z guides – search and find, what bin to put it in

  • Request forms

  • Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Drop Off Centre details

  • Containers for Change details

  • Near Me Map functions – find your local low waste living and recycling locations

  • Information on all things waste​​​​

Residential Kerbside Collections

The City of Bunbury supplies residents with three bins:

  • 1 red binlid general waste bin (collected fortnightly)

  • 1 yellow binlid recycling bin (collected fortnightly)

  • 1 lime green binlid FOGO bin (food organics/garden organics) (collected weekly)

Each week you will bring two bins kerbside for collection.  **Refer to the waste calendar for which bins.

Bins should be placed within one metre of the road kerb, and about one metre apart, prior to 6am on collection day, with the handles facing towards the property. The bin must not block footpaths or driveways. Bins should be placed clear of parked cars, trees, poles and power lines to allow clear access to the service vehicles. 

The Bins supplied by City of Bunbury remain the property of City of Bunbury. 

You should not relocate any bins when moving or have more than three bins at your property without having an approved agreement in place with the City of Bunbury.​

New Bins and/or Additional Bins  

Order New or additional bins via the form here- or use the My 3 Bins app. 

**Rates charges, terms and conditions apply


Waste Calendar 2021/2​022 - or use the My 3 Bins app. 

GREAT Sort How To -My 3 Bins Sorted

GREAT Sort How ToHazardous and E-Waste Household Sorted

**Visit Waste - Hazardous and Electronic page for more details

To report or request missed bins and/or bin repairs please call 9792 7333 - or use the My 3 Bins app. 

Charges Apply for Bin Cleans.  To order a Bin Clean please call 9792 7333 - or use the MY 3 Bins app. ​

Kitchen Caddy

Kitchen Caddy Request Form​ 

The City also offers free compostable bags which can be used with your kitchen caddy and are good for FOGO. 
Compostable Bags are available for collection from the following locations:

  • Council Administration Office, 4 Stephen Street Bunbury.  Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5pm (except Public Holidays)

  • ​Bunbury Public Library, 1 Parkfield Street, Bunbury. Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9am – 5:30pm.  Thurs 9am – 8pm.  Sat 9am – 12pm (Sunday and Public Holidays closed)

  • Withers Community Library, Hudson Road, South Bunbury.  Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm.  Sat 9am – 12pm (Sunday and Public Holidays closed)

  • ​South West Sports Centre, 1 Rotary Avenue, Withers. Mon-Thurs 5:45am – 8:30pm.  Fri 5:45am – 8pm.  Sat 8am – 5pm.  Sun 9am – 5pm.  Public Holidays 10am – 2pm.

  • Works and Services Depot, 10 Sutherland Way, Picton.  Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm.

  • Bunbury - McCombe Waste Recycling Centre, 21 McCombe Road, Davenport. 10:30am to 2:30pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Hard waste/green waste collections

The City of Bunbury provides two hard waste and two green waste collections each year. 

Waste Calendar 2021/2022​ - or use the My 3 Bins app. 

Please DO NOT place hard and green waste out more than two weeks prior to collection date for your area.

Re​member: GREAT sorts ensure their hard and green waste pile is free of obstructions such as parked cars, sprinklers, water mains, trees and power lines.

Your pile may be left behind if the truck and bobcat drivers can’t access it easily.

Maximum 3 cubic metres, items to be no longer than 1.5 metres.⠀

Unfortunately, the City no longer collects mattresses as part of its hard waste collection.

Mattresses that are in good condition with no stains should be taken to a local charity. Please contact your local branch first. 

Mattresses that are not able to be reused may be dropped off at the Stanley Road Waste Management Facility.  Please note that a processing fee may apply and this service is only available to City of Bunbury residents.

Please contact the Stanley Road Waste Management Facility on 9797 2404 for information on fees and opening times.​

Hard Waste Collections 

Items that WON’T be collected:

X Building materials

X Paint

X Oils & batteries

X Poisons/chemicals

X Tyres

X Gas bottles

X Pallets

X General household waste

X Mattresses

However E-Waste and major appliances WILL be collected, including televisions, vacuums, computer equipment, domestic stoves, washing machines, dishwashers, air conditioners etc.

Bunbury – McCombe Road Waste Recycling Centre
Located at 21 McCombe Road, Davenport, the centre is a drop off location for E-Waste (electronic) and household hazardous waste. The centre is open 10.30am to 2.30pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Visit the Hazardous and Electronic Waste page for more detail. 

Bunbury CDS – Recycling and Refund Point

Located at 13 Smokebush road, Davenport. Our Containers for Change recycling and refund point is open for cash refunds 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 12pm Saturday.  Bag Drop processing via a Scheme ID is available Monday to Friday 9am to 3:30pm and 8am to 12pm Saturday.

Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays.

GREAT Sort How To – Eligible Containers - or use the My 3 Bins app.  
Visit the Containers for Change page for more detail and sign up to the bag drop scheme here.​ 

Commercial Collections
General waste, recycling and FOGO services are available for all commercial properties in the City of Bunbury in 240L Bin, 660L bin and 1100L bin Sizes.  Please contact City of Bunbury Waste Department on 9792 7333 to arrange a quote or consultation.

Keep Bunbury Beautiful
To report litter or illegal dumping please call 9792 7333 or email records@bunbury.wa.gov.au

Event Bins
The City of Bunbury provides bins for special events. Charges are:
  • ​Minimum of six (240 Litre) $187.40 (additional bins $15.50 each including delivery and pickup) 
  • Additional service (240 Litre) $50.30 
  • Additional service (1100 Litre) $72 
Please call 9792 7333 or email records@bunbury.wa.gov.au to learn more.

The City of Bunbury removes reported graffiti on City buildings, footpaths, public structures and other assets it controls. The City cannot remove graffiti from private property or property controlled by other organisations or government agencies. The City reports graffiti on these items directly to the owner or individual agency for removal.  To report graffiti please call 9792 7333.

Road sweeping
The City of Bunbury undertakes road sweeping on a regular basis. Residential streets are swept three times per year and main artery roads are swept throughout the year. CBD streets are swept twice weekly and the pavements in the CBD are swept six times per week. 

Pavement cleaning
The pavements in the CBD are cleaned of chewing gum and other stubborn marks on an annual basis or as required.

Beach cleaning
Popular beaches managed by the City of Bunbury are cleaned and raked two to three times per week in summer and as needed in winter.

City of Bunbury Facilities Cleaning
City of Bunbury coordinates cleaning of all City of Bunbury facilities including public toilets.  Please call 9792 7333 or email records@bunbury.wa.gov.au to learn more.

Waste Education
The City of Bunbury offers a wide range of educational services, designed to complement our Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) Initiatives.

Visit the Waste-Education page​ for more detail, FREE support services and current campaigns. 


As a result of the great events that happen in the City of Bunbury every year, thousands of tonnes of waste are generated.

To prevent this waste ending up in landfill or as litter polluting our streets and waterways, the City of Bunbury aims to improve recycling and reduce waste generation by working towards making every event in the City of Bunbury a Low Waste Event.

Low Waste Events Plan

Waste Management Facility 
The Waste Management Facility (aka the tip) is located on Stanley Road, Australind.
The facility is managed by Bunbury Harvey Regional Council and is open 8am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.  
Waste cannot be left at the gate if the site is closed. 
Fees and charges apply for the disposal of waste. 
Visit the Trash and Treasure Shop and grab a bargain.
For further information on the Waste Management facility phone 9797 2404.