Waste Services

Waste & Recycling

View the Waste & Recycling calendar July 2019

The Town of Claremont provides the following waste services for residential properties:    

General Waste

1 x 120L bin that is collected weekly.  For waste collection days please refer to the Waste and Recycling Guide link at the top of this page.


There have been some significant changes in the types of recyclable materials accepted in kerbside recycling bins. Click here to read the FAQs from our recycling contractor about changes that have been made and what is now acceptable. 

Click here to view recyclables accepted by Town of Claremont. 

1 x 240L bin that is collected fortnightly on the same day as your general waste bin.  For information on accepted recyclable waste click here

Both the general waste and recycling bins are to be placed 0.5m from the kerb side, clear of obstruction and prior to 6.00am on collection day.  Place the bins with the wheels facing your property.  Ensure the lid is closed.
Please retrieve your bin as soon as possible.

Bin Services

Damaged Bin -  To report a damaged bin, please click here to contact us.

Stolen Bin - If your bin is stolen, please contact the Wembley Police Station to complete a Report Stolen or Damaged Property Form.  Once you have filed a police report and have a Report Number, please click here  to contact us to request a replacement bin.

Upgrade/Downgrade of Bin – To upgrade or downgrade a waste bin service a written request must be submitted to the Town, please click here to contact us.  The owner of the property must be aware of any changes to services as charges will be applied.  Please note, the Town unfortunately cannot accept service changes from tenants without approval from the ratepayer.

Bulk Verge Waste

The bulk verge collection dates for 2019/20 can be viewed by clicking here (see page 5). The Town of Claremont provides both general and green waste bulk verge pickups.

The following is acceptable for each verge pick up:

GENERAL WASTE - old furniture, appliances and white goods (refrigerators, stoves and other metals – please remove refrigerator and freezer doors)
GREEN WASTE - garden waste including all tree and shrub cuttings.  Prunings should be no longer than 1.5m with cut ends towards the kerb.  Green waste only bags are available from the council office for $5.50 each.  The bags can be used for leaves and lawn clippings.  Your emptied bag will be returned to your property.
Waste not collected
  • Asbestos
  • Building rubble
  • Tyres
  • Tree stumps
  • Lawn sods/soil
  • Large tree trunks
  • Food and liquid waste
  • Flammable liquids
  • Hazardous chemicals and poisons - refer to paragraph below

Other Services

HOUSEHOLD BATTERY RECYCLING –  battery recycling bins are located at Town of Claremont administration building, the Claremont Aquatic Centre and Bunnings stores.
RECYCLING SERVICES - The West Metro Recyling Centre (previoulsy known as the  JFR (Jim) McGeough Resource Recovery Facility or the Brockway Transfer Station) provides a service to accept a variety of recyclable materials.  For more information please visit the West Metro Recycling Centre website.

Disposal of Asbestos Cement Products

  • Asbestos cement sheets are to be  wetted down and securely wrapped and sealed in heavy duty plastic sheeting.
  • Smaller pieces of asbestos should be placed in heavy duty plastic bags and sealed.
  • A maximum of 3 sheets of asbestos cement fencing or the equivalent thereof per vehicle will be accepted at the West Metro Recycling Centre.
  • Persons delivering more than 3 sheets will be turned away.
  • The West Metro Recycling Centre facility does not cater for demolition work. 

Household Chemicals and Poisons for Disposal

  • Chemicals and poisons when properly used do not present a problem.
  • Chemicals and poisons stored in large amounts can become dangerous and pose a health risk.
  • Ensure they are stored in a safe, cool and dry place away from children and pets.
  • Keep products in original containers with labels intact.
  • Some chemicals and poisons can be disposed of at the West Metro Recycling Centre. More information is available on the Recycling Centre's website.