Approval to Use Containers Other than a Receptacle - Western Australia

Description

You will require this approval if you intend to deposit rubbish or refuse in a container other than the receptacle (rubbish container) supplied by the Council. You can apply for this approval if your premises consists of more than three dwellings, is used for commercial or industrial purposes, or is a food premises (such as a restaurant).

Separate approval is also required to dispose of industrial or commercial waste into a rubbish container or receptacle that is to be collected by the local council or an authorised person.

The following materials are classed as commercial or industrial waste:

  • Hot or burning ashes;
  • Oil, motor spirit or other flammable liquid;
  • Liquid, paint, or other solvent;
  • Bricks, concrete, earth or other like substances;
  • Drugs, dressings, bandages, swabs or blood samples unless placed in a sealed impervious container;
  • Hospital, medical, veterinary, laboratory or pathological substances containing blood unless placed in a sealed impervious container;
  • Syringes, needles, surgical hardware, broken glass, sharps or other sharp objects unless placed in a sealed impervious container; or
  • Cytotoxics, radioactive substances and dangerous chemicals.

The container must be kept in a sanitary manner and meet all applicable health standards.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for approval to use a refuse receptacle you must ensure that all reasonable steps have been taken to prevent fly breeding and the emission of offensive or noxious odours from the container.

Duration

As specified.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Approval to Use Containers Other than a Receptacle - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 WA

Local law(s) name

Health Local Laws 1997

Administering agency

City of Melville

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Health Officer

City of Melville

Operating address: 10 Almondbury Road
Booragoon, Western Australia 6154
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 1
Booragoon, Western Australia 6954
Phone: 08 9364 0666
Phone: 1300 635 845
Fax: 08 9364 0285
Email: melinfo@melville.wa.gov.au
Website: City of Melville (Opens in new window)