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Better Practice Recycle Shops

Recycle shops intercept deliveries to landfills or transfer stations, and are operated by staff who extract, separate and sort reusable products and provide community access to these products at a low cost. Scrap materials, white goods, electronic good, furniture and toys can be sold to scrap dealers, second-hand dealers and direct to consumers.

Recycle shops provide significant benefits for surrounding communities and Local Government, including cost savings from reduced waste to landfill.

For Local Governments considering implementing a recycle shop initiative, we have compiled a list of case studies and research for your reference:


Want to grab a bargain?

Local Governments do not need to go out to tender in order to purchase or receive materials from recycle shops, so long as they are worth less than $20,000.

The relevant extract from the Local Government Act Regulation (Functions and General) is as follows:

S. 30 Dispositions of property excluded from Act s. 3.58

(3) A disposition of property other than land is an exempt disposition if —

(a) Its market value is less than $20 000; or

(b) it is disposed of as part of the consideration for other property that the local government is acquiring for a consideration the total value of which is not more, or worth more, than $50 000.

Tip Shop tip: have an internal policy about the disposal of material from your site as an additional measure to make the processes transparent.


Recycle Shops in Western Australia

We’ve compiled a list of Local Government run recycle shops in WA:


Local Government



Fossicker's Tip Shop

City of Albany Hanrahan Road, Albany 7 days a week, 8.30am to 4.15pm (closed Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day)

Drop ’n’ Shop Reuse Centre

City of Armadale Hopkinson Road, Hilbert

Thursday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Sunday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Trash and Treasure Shop

City of Bunbury Waste Management Facility, Stanley Road, Australind

8:00am – 5:00pm every day except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday

The Cockburn Recycle Shop

City of Cockburn 920 Rockingham Road, Henderson

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 8am till 4pm.

Also open on Public Holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

Denmark Tip Shop

Shire of Denmark McIntosh Road Denmark, 5km from town towards Albany

Mon- Sat: 12- 4pm

Sunday: 9 – 1pm

Meru Landfill Recycling Centre

City of Greater Geraldton Landfill Lane, Narngulu, 10km from the Geraldton CBD 7 days, 7.30am – 4.30pm, except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

Tamala Park Recycling Centre (Tip Shop)

Mindarie Regional Council 1700 Marmion Avenue, Tamala Park

Drop off of second hand goods and recyclables now 7 days.

Sales and shop access Friday to Monday (4 days only).

Public opening hours: 8.00am to 4.45 pm (excluding Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday public holidays).

Millar Road Landfill Salvage Yard

City of Rockingham Millar Road West, Baldivis

7 days a week, 7:30am - 4:00pm.

Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Balcatta Recycling Centre

City of Stirling 238 Balcatta Road, Balcatta 7 days a week, 7.30am to 4.00pm except Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday

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