Cyclones and Waste Disposal


Pre-Cyclone Waste Disposal

The Shire of Broome offers two weekends of free household waste drop off at the Broome Waste Management Facility to help prepare for the upcoming cyclone season. 

The pre-cyclone waste disposal weekends are held on the last weekend in October and the first weekend in November annually.

In 2023, the weekend dates (Saturday and Sunday) are October 28 & 29 and November 4 & 5.

The facility's weekend opening hours are as follows:

  • Saturday, 7.30am - 3.30pm.
  • Sunday, 8am - 2pm

The weekends are in addition to the six free waste passes each year to ratepayers. There is no kerbside cyclone collection.

Seniors/pensioners who do not have the ability to take rubbish to the Waste Management Facility can request a free skip bin, this will be dropped off and picked up the following week depending on the skip bin availability.

For bookings, please contact the Shire Administration Office on 9191 3456 and provide a copy of a valid concession card. Please note, limits apply to bin quantities.

Eligible domestic waste items for the free weekends:

  • White goods such as fridges, freezers and air conditioners
  • Scrap metal
  • Furniture
  • E-waste such as televisions, computers, printers and monitors
  • Batteries
  • Green waste and timber

Items NOT eligible for free disposal:

  • Tyres and car parts (fee dependent on size as per fee and charges schedule)
  • Gas bottles (incur $11.50 fee per gas bottle)
  • Mattresses (incur $11.50 fee per mattress)
  • Asbestos (as per Fee & charges schedule)
  • Commercial waste (as per fee & charges schedule)

Items the landfill is NOT licensed to accept:

  • Flares – Department of Transport can accept these.
  • Paint – Can be dropped to PAINTCOLLECT located at the Cleanaway depot on Archer St, Broome.
  • Domestic chemical or hazardous waste - Cleanaway can accept these.