Waste Management Facility

Broome Waste Management Facility

Broome Waste Management Facility (WMF) is a Class II solid waste landfill that is licensed by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER).  This site consists of a landfill, and a transfer station to allow for separation of material and reduce traffic at the tip face. The Shire of Broome  also operates a licensed Resource Recovery Area (RRA) for green waste, concrete, tyres, glass, wood pallets and metal.

For your safety, enclosed shoes must be worn onsite, children and pets must be supervised, and scavenging is only permitted in the recycle shop area. The facility is a non- smoking site and speed limits apply. Please remember to cover your load.

 This page provides details on: 

  • Location and opening hours

  • Fees and charges

  • Safety on site

  • Recyclable material accepted

  • Greenwaste

  • Environmental management

  

Location and opening hours 

Buckleys Road, Broome

Open: 7 days a week 7.30am to 3:30pm Monday to Saturday and 8.00am to 2.00pm on Sunday.

Closed: Christmas Day and Good Friday

WMF phone: 9191 8777. Please call Council Customer Service on 9191 3456 for general enquiries. 

Eftpos and cash are accepted, and account transactions are available for regular users. 

The facility closes in some wet weather events and for other environmental issues.  For updates on closures within normal operating hours, please contact the Council Customer Service on 9191 3456 or the WMF on 9191 8777.

Fees and Charges

Fees and Charges are updated on July 1st, annually. Fees are set to encourage diversion of waste from landfill and encourage sorting, reuse and recycling.

For fees and charges please see here.19/20 Waste Management Facility Fees and Charges

Please ensure that separated loads are not contaminated. Fees and charges apply to loads that are deemed contaminated.

 

Safety on site 

Safety procedures are in place for your protection and must always be adhered to. 

  • Obey speed limits, signs and staff instructions

  • Enclosed footwear must be worn

  • Keep children and pets inside your vehicle

  • No smoking on site

  • Cover your load until you are at the disposal site

  • Follow signs and direction on site

  

Recyclable material accepted 

The Broome Waste Management Facility provides the community with a number of options for recycling.  Domestic recycling for type 1 and 2 plastics, cardboard, greenwaste, batteries and fluorescent bulbs are free of charge. 

Landfill staff will direct you to the correct areas on arrival at the facility.  Commercial loads may be required to drop off their loads at the resource recovery area. 

The following recyclable items are accepted at the landfill facility:

Free 

  • Electronic waste (e-waste)*
  • Fluorescent light globes and tubes

  • Car batteries

  • Drum muster drums

  • Mobile phones

  • Printer cartridges

  • Household batteries

  • Domestic quantities of paper/cardboard

  • Domestic quantities of type 1 & 2 plastics

  • Domestic quantities of beverage glass

      

Charges apply

 

  • Motor oils

  • Other oils

  • Green waste

  • Concrete

  • Glass

  • Metal

  • Tyres

     

Electronic waste (or e-waste)*

The following electronic equipment is accepted: 

  • TVs and DVDs

  • computers, laptops, monitors and printers

  • CD drives, hard drives and cables

Please note: other electrical items are not accepted as electronic waste. 

A drop off recycle area is onsite and is operational only in the dry season (April to November) for reusable items. This service is free.

Other waste and recycling services

drumMUSTER provides a drop off point for eligible agricultural and veterinary chemical containers at the Broome Waste Management Facility. The service is available year-round. For more information please visit  www.drummuster.com.au.

There are drop off areas available at the Council library and Administration building for household batteries, mobile phones and printer cartridges.

  

Flares/epirbs

  • Flares are not permitted to be disposed of at the WMF. Flares can cause fires that can have a major environmental impact.  If you need to dispose of a flare, please contact your local Department of Transport (DoT)

      

Medical/ Quarantine waste

  • Medical and quarantine waste require tracking forms and specialised burial.  Please contact the Waste Facility 24 hours prior to burial and for any information.

      

Environmental Management

 

Broome Waste Management Facility and the Resource Recovery Area operate in accordance with an Environment Protection Licence (EPL), administered by the Department of Environment, Water and Regulation (DWER). The licence requires Council to perform environmental monitoring and recording and submit an annual report to ensure the facilities are having minimal impact on the environment. 

Groundwater is tested onsite on a quarterly basis to ensure there is no pollution into the surrounding groundwater systems. The Shire monitors all pollutants on site to ensure a safe environment.

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