Waste Collection

The Shire of Mukinbudin has engaged the services of Avon Waste who provide weekly rubbish and fortnightly recycling removal for all townsite lots and fortnightly removal of goods from the recycling bank. Further information here: Avon Waste

Rubbish removal is carried out each Tuesday morning, with bins left on the verge with the handles closest to your house/premises. Bins need to be in place by no later than 6.00am.

*Please Note - Your rubbish and recycling services MUST match. Therefore, if you have two rubbish bins you will also be charged for two recycling bins.

Please contact the Shire Office on 9047 2100 if you want to amend the number of services you receive. 


Rubbish removal fees are $170 per year which includes the use of a 240L wheelie bin. Paper, glass and aluminium can be dropped at the recycling bank in Strugnell Street (next to Fire Station). Cardboard can be dropped at Council's Depot on Bent Street.


Recycling bins are available for all properties within the Mukinbudin townsite. Avon Waste provide the removal service and this is collected fortnightly.

The removal fee is $145 per year.

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

Collection Schedule:

Paper, glass and aluminium can be dropped at the recycling bank on Strugnell Street (next to the Fire Shed & Mukinbudin Steel Fabricators). These bins are emptied during the normal recycling collections by Council's waste collection contractor Avon Waste.

Please see below for an overview of what can go into your recycling bin:

Avon Waste 2021-22

Positioning of Bins

All bins should be placed out for collection by 6.00am on the refuse collection day.

Bins should be positioned within one metre of the kerb or edge of bitumen, with the wheels positioned away from the kerb or road.

Placement of the bins in any other orientation presents a problem for the lifting equipment and might result in the bin not being emptied.

Bins to be kept in good order

Bins which are split, have broken lid hinges or are otherwise unserviceable need to be repaired or replaced.

The contract with Avon Waste provides that they will provide 240L bins for new services and where existing 240L bins become unserviceable. However, where the bin is provided by the contractor the bin will be owned by the contractor.

To request a bin to replace a defective bin please contact the Shire on 08 9047 2100.

Care of Bins

Regardless of whether or not a 240L bin is owned by the property owner or the contractor, it is required that the owner/occupier of the premises:

  • Clean the bin as required
  • Store the bin behind the building line of the property when it is not out for collection
  • Not dispose of Liquid, Oils and Solvents in the bin
  • Take all reasonable care to ensure bins are not stolen, damaged or misused
  • Not over-load the bin
  • Generally the content of a bin should not exceed 70kg
  • Bins should not be loaded with heavy items or with excessively heavy contents such as large machinery parts, rubble, bricks, soil or the like

Waste Oil

A tank for the receipt of waste motor oil for recycling is located behind the Shire Depot in Mukinbudin. Wren Oil is also collecting oil from farms. For more information please contact the Shire on 08 9047 2100.

Verge Rubbish Collection and Green Waste Collection

Conducted in June and December.

Green Waste Collection
YES - includes tree and shrub prunings. Please stack branches with cut ends facing the road.
NO - bags or boxes of green waste and no other waste

Bulk Waste Collection
YES - includes Bags and Boxes of garden waste, stoves refrigerators (doors removed and degassed) and other white goods.
NO – tree prunings, bricks, bottles, rubble, sand, cement, fencing, wire strapping, flammable liquids, oil, paint, chemicals, pesticides, foodstuffs, tyres, asbestos & asbestos cement (fibro) sheeting, old gas bottles, glass items, lead acid car batteries, car parts, agricultural waste

There will be no changes to your collection service for the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday.

How do I get a refuse and recycling bin?

Each new service receives a 240Lt Refuse and Recycling Bin. These bins remain the property of Avon Waste. If the Refuse/Recycling Bin is lost, stolen or willfully damaged, it is the resident’s responsibility to pay for a replacement Refuse/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 refuse 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 refuse 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.
  • Your bin was overweight. The maximum weight your bin can be is 70kg.
  • Some of the refuse is stuck in the bin causing refuse not to empty when the bin is tipped. Foam, polystyrene, grass clippings are common causes for this.
  • You have placed unacceptable items in your bin.
  • You do not have a refuse service. If this is the case you need to contact the shire to arrange one.

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.

Remember the Refuse and Recycling bins are not necessarily collected at the same time of day.

If your bin was missed and you are unsure as to why, please contact our office on 9641 1318.

What can’t I place in the refuse bin?

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

How will my bin collection be affected by public holidays?

Your refuse 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 by your Local Shire it will also be posted in 'Important Information' on this Website.

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 Avon Waste office.