Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Red Hill Waste Management Facility is one of Western Australia’s largest municipal waste landfills and is acknowledged as one of the best-practice landfill 

sites in Australia. The Red Hill Waste Management Facility comprises a total area of 365 hectares and receives approximately 230,000 tonnes of waste per annum. The EMRC operates the Red Hill Waste Management Facility on behalf of four member Councils - the Town of Bassendean, the City of Bayswater, the Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan. Located approximately 12 kilometres northeast of Midland, on the south side of Toodyay Road and east of the Darling escarpment, the Facility uses modern techniques and principles of landfill design and operation, including leachate collection and methane gas capture. The Red Hill facility is licensed by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation to accept: 

Class I waste 

  • Clean fill - material that has no harmful effect on the environment and consists of rocks or soil arising from the excavation of undisturbed material such as clay, gravel, sand and soil. 
  • Type 1 inert waste - non-hazardous and non-biodegradable waste such as bricks, concrete and asphalt waste resulting from road construction. 
  • Type 2 inert waste - non-biodegradable organic materials, such as shredded tyres, that are flammable and require special management to reduce the risk of fires. 
  • Type 3 inert waste - material from licensed secondary waste treatment plants. 
  • Contaminated solid wastes specified for class I landfills - waste that is generally capable of being moved by a spade at normal temperatures and does not contain, or is comprised of, any free liquids or liquids that may be released during transport. 
  • Type 1 special waste - asbestos waste that is regarded as hazardous but which, with special management techniques, may be disposed of safely. 

Class II waste

  • Includes all class I wastes, except for type 3 inert waste. 
  • Putrescible waste - waste that is likely to become putrid, such as food and plant materials. 
  • Type 2 special waste - biomedical waste that does not require incineration and which is approved for supervised burial. 
  • Contaminated solid waste specified for class II landfills. 

Class III & IV waste 

  • Class III waste includes all Class I and Class II wastes plus additional contaminated solid wastes that meet specific criteria for Class III landfills and require specific license conditions. 
  • Class IV waste includes all of the above plus further additional contaminated solid wastes.  The EMRC Red Hill Waste Management Facility is the only waste management location in the Perth metropolitan area licensed to receive Class IV waste. 

List of services available at the RHWMF

  • FOGO processing 
  • Garden Waste processing 
  • Capture of Landfill Gas 
  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility 

    Wastes Accepted 

    Fees and Charges

    Our Environmental Management System

    Landfill Gas & Power 

    If you have any queries or require further information, please contact the Red Hill Waste Management Facility at (08) 6219 7333 or