Waste Management

The Bruce Rock tip is located on Depot Road, south-east of the town and is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Townsite Rubbish Collection

The Shire provides the residents of the townsite with one 240L green bin kerbside collection every Monday. Residents are asked to place their bins out with wheels facing away from the kerb the night before collection.

Your Levy for rubbish collection is included in your yearly rates and is $281.00 annually. If you require more than one bin to be collected - please contact the Shire of Bruce Rock on 9061 1377. An extra bin will incur a fee.

If for any reason you need to replace your bin, you can contact the depot on 9061 1030. It should be noted that the cost of replacing or repairing these bins is the responsibility of the resident.

 Download the 2019 Refuse Collection Calendar here.


The Shire of Bruce Rock also manages recycling bins at the concrete batching plant on Lethlean Street. All matter of recyclable goods are accepted in these bins including plastic bottles, newspapers, liquid paperboard, glass and aluminium and steel cans. Your levy for Recycling Collection is $113.00 and is included in your yearly rates.

Find out what can be recycled

For more information on what can be recycled please visit the Recycle Right websites A - Z of Recycling

Frequently Asked Questions


When can I put my bins out?

Bins need to be placed on the kerb by 6am on the morning of your collection day to ensure your bins are collected.


Where should I place my bins for collection?

Your bins need to be placed on the kerb with unobstructed access. Your bins should face the road with the handles facing your property. If you have more than one recycling service, it is important to place the bins at least 50cms apart to ensure there is no interference with the collection arm.


How do I get a recycling bin?

Each new service receives a 240Lt Recycling Bin. This bin remains the property of Avon Waste. If the Recycling Bin is lost, stolen or wilfully damaged, it is the resident’s responsibility to pay for a replacement Recycling Bin. To arrange a new or additional service to your property, you need to contact your local shire. All properties in the town boundary are required to have a recycling service. To purchase a replacement bin contact our office on 9641 1318. Bins need to be paid for before they are delivered.


Why wasn’t my recycling bin collected?

There are a couple reasons why a bin may not be emptied.

  • Your bins were not placed out on time.
  • Your bins may have been obstructed by parked cars or trees for example.
  • You have placed unacceptable items in your recycle bin.

If your bin was missed and you are unsure as to why, please contact our office on 9061 1377.


What can’t I place in the recycling bin?

Please refrain from placing any general waste, hot or burning ashes, bricks, rocks, soil, paints, hazardous material, solvents, liquid waste or non-recyclables into your bin.


How will my bin collection be affected by public holidays?

Your recycling will be collected as normal on most public holidays. The only exception to this is Christmas day. If your collection day falls on this day, alternative arrangements will be made and you will be advised in advance.


My bin is broken, how do I fix this?

Occasionally over the life time of your bin, parts may be required to be replaced. For example, bin lids, lid pins, wheels and axles. These items will be replaced where possible if the damage is incurred as part of normal wear and tear of the bin. To report any repairs, please contact the Shire of Bruce Rock.