Skip Bins

The City provides on-request skip bins to residents for the collection of green waste and general household waste.

Households are entitled to any combination of up to three (3) skip bins per financial year (excludes commercial and industrial premises). Residents can select from either a general waste bin (blue) or green waste bin (green). The skip bins are 3m3 in size.

Please note that vacant blocks and uncompleted new builds and are not eligible for skip bins.

General waste skip bins are diverted to a recovery facility that recovers at least 20% of material from the bins.

Green waste skip bins are processed into compost.

Order a Skip Bin

Order online through Cleanaway

Alternatively, contact Cleanaway Services via
Phone: (08) 9449 3332 between Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

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Skip bin delivery times vary. Please refer to the Delivery Information below, especially if you are booking in help/contractors. Please ensure to read the list of 'what is accepted' and 'what is not accepted' in skips.

Skip bin allocations for each financial year are determined by the delivery date NOT the booking date.  Skip bin allocations cannot be carried over to the next financial year. 

If you book in June for a July delivery, the skip bin will be from the new financial year's allocations.  It is recommended residents book skip bins earlier to ensure skip bins are available and to enable you to utilise your allocations within the current financial year.

Need to Cancel?

If cancelling your skip bin order, please call Cleanaway Services on (08) 9449 3332 or email allowing at least 48 hours for deliveries between Tuesday to Friday.  Cancellations for Monday deliveries must be done no later than Thursday 4pm.  

Skip Information

To assist with bush fire management, households meeting the following criteria are entitled to the additional green waste bin(s):

  • One additional green waste bin is available for properties 2000m2–5000m2
  • Two additional green waste bins are available for properties over 5000m2

The waste in the bins is not to stick up over the top of the bin.  

See a list of 'what is accepted' and 'what is not accepted' to be put in skip bins below. 

Green Waste

Skip Bin Colour: GREEN

The green waste bin is designed for Green Waste only.  Please note the following:

  • no sand
  • no lawn sod (grass clippings only, no soil)
  • no coppers logs
  • no sleepers
  • no rubbish
  • no plastic bags
  • no recyclables
  • no furniture
  • no demolition material – building & timber.
  • no stumps larger than 350mm diameter.
Image of the Green Bin

General Waste

Skip Bin Colour: BLUE

The blue skip blue is for General Waste. Please note the following:

  • No gas cylinders / fire extinguishers or flammable waste.
  • No hazardous waste (chemicals , medical waste, paint).
  • No builders waste including – bricks, pavers, sand, concrete and tiles.
  • No lawn sod, lawn rolls or lawn clippings.
  • No green waste.
  • No sand, soil or dirt.
  • No asbestos.
  • No hardiflex or fibro-cement materials.
  • No liquid waste of any kind.
  • No car parts including tyres.
  • No mattresses.
  • No white goods including fridges and freezers.
  • No e-waste - including computers, DVD / CD players, heaters, printers, radios, televisions, vacuums and small electrical household items.
  • Roofing insulation must be bagged before being placed in skip bin.
  • Bulky furniture should be dismantled to fit in skip bin.
  • Barbeques are accepted in skip bins.’
Image of Blue Bin

Delivery Information

Residents can select either a weekday or weekend delivery and please inform Cleanaway of your preference when ordering the skip bin.  An email will be sent to confirm delivery information along with the Terms and Conditions.

*Delivery or collection dates may be adjusted to meet operational and logistic requirements.

Weekday Delivery: (depending on your suburb) - normally* skip bins will be

  • delivered Monday by 6pm and collected Wednesday from 6am
  • delivered Tuesday by 6pm and collected Thursday from 6am or,
  • delivered Wednesday by 6pm and collected Friday from 6am.

Skip bins will remain on your verge for two evenings allowing for one full days’ use between delivery and collection.

Weekend Delivery: normally* skip bins will be

  • delivered Thursday or Friday by 6pm (depending on suburb) and picked up the following Monday or Tuesday from 6am.

Delivery Tips

  • Ensure to view the list of ‘what is accepted’ and ‘what is not accepted’ to be put in skips on the City of Kalamunda website prior to delivery.
  • If you are organising help/contractors, it is recommended you book them for the day following the scheduled delivery date, thus allowing for delivery up to 6pm.
  • There is an increased demand for weekend skip bins. We recommend residents order well in advance to get your desired delivery date. 
  • Skip bin allocations for each financial year are determined by the delivery date NOT the booking date.  For example: If you book in June for a July delivery, the skip bin will be from the new financial year's allocations. 
  • Skip bin allocations cannot be carried over to the next financial year so we suggest utilising them throughout the year to ensure you use your allocations, as there is a high demand in the last few months of the year.
  • If the collection day falls on a Public Holiday, the skip bin will be collected on the next business day that the truck is in your area.

Any form of abuse or violence towards Cleanaway Services staff will not be tolerated and may result in your services being terminated.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I order a skip bin?
What are the operating hours of Cleanaway for our residents?
What size are the skip bins?
Where will the skip bin be placed?
How long will the skip bin be on my verge for?
Will larger lot sizes still be eligible for additional skip bins?
When will my skip bin be delivered?
My skip bin was delivered containing waste, why?
Can I accumulate skip bins if I don’t not use any or all of my allocation within the financial year?
Why does the City provide skip bins and not a verge collection?
Will penalties apply for heavy / contaminated skip bins?
How do I know how much waste I can place in my skip bin?
What can I do with large, bulky items that don’t fit in the general waste skip bin?
What happens if my property does not have a verge?
What if my property is deemed unsuitable for a skip bin?
Why does the City charge for skip bins even if I don't use them?
I plan to hire people to do work at my property while I have the skip bin. Can you guarantee that the skip bin will be there?
What can I put in my skip bin?
What can I do with sand and soil?
What can I do with clean bricks, tiles and building rubble?
What can I do with white goods and mattresses?
What can I do with e-waste?
What can I do with household hazardous waste (including Asbestos)?
I have chemical drums that I use for agriculture/veterinary products. Where can I dispose of them?
I am a new resident of a property in the City. How many skips bins am I entitled to? How do I order a skip bin?
Can I share my skip bin allocation?
I own multiple properties within the City, can I transfer my skip bin allocations between them?
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