Wastes accepted

EMRC's Red Hill Waste Management Facility accepts a wide range of waste from the general public, commercial operators, and local, regional, state and federal government organisations.

Household and domestic waste

Commercial waste

Contaminated waste

Asbestos and asbestos cement

Household hazardous waste

Drum muster

Red Hill 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 which 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.

Please contact the Red Hill Waste Management Facility on (08) 9574 6235 should you need further advice.