Shire of Kalamunda

Bin services

General rubbish services

Household garbage is collected in your green lid bin once a week throughout the Shire of Kalamunda.

If you move into a new residence, contact the Shire on (08) 9257 9999 to arrange for delivery of new bins, which may take up to five working days.

Refer to the 2013/2014 Waste & Recycling Guide (link at bottom of page) for information on bin servicing days.

Using your Mobile Garbage Bin (MGB)

The bin can be used for all household and garden refuse.

However, the following items must not be included:

  • hot or cold ashes,
  • rocks,
  • soil,
  • liquids,
  • solvents, or
  • heavy materials that may overload or damage the bin.


Do not exceed 70kg in weight, as it cannot be emptied by the lifting mechanism on the rubbish collection truck.


Ensure the bin is placed within one metre of the road by 6.00am on the morning of your pick up.

To avoid theft, move the bin back onto your property as soon as is practicable.

Keep the bin clean by wrapping all garbage and perishable foodstuffs in newspaper or plastic bags.

Recycling Services

The Shire of Kalamunda along with many other municipalities in the state, embraced the challenge to reduce waste to landfill by 50% through its Waste Minimisation Program. Currently our activities divert around 29% and this has largely been achieved through concerted efforts of residents through the fortnightly recycling service and the shredding of green waste for reuse through the spring and autumn Bulk Kerbside Collection Service. Your yellow-top recycling MGB is collected fortnightly on the same day as your rubbish service.

Refer to the 2013/2014 Waste & Recycling Guide recycling service days.

Using your yellow-top recycling bin

The following items can be placed in your recycling bin:

  • Newspapers, glossy magazines, office paper, envelopes and ordinary paper.
  • Clean glass bottles and jars, but not their lids.
  • Clean steel, aluminium and aerosol cans.
  • Plastic beverage containers such as cool drink, milk, ice cream, yogurt and margarine containers. Please remove the caps as this material is too small to be recycled.
  • Cardboard boxes (eg. cereal boxes, empty pizza boxes and egg cartons). It would help if you flattened these items before placing them in the yellow top wheelie bin.
  • Liquid paper board (milk and fruit juice containers) cleaned and flattened.
  • Items marked with a recycling symbol.
  • Phone books.

Last modified: 09:33 am Mon, 2nd of Dec 2013