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 on permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

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

Forms

Task Resources
Apply 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 2006

Administering agency

Shire of Broome

Contact details

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Enquiries Officer, Environmental Health Unit

Shire of Broome

Operating address: Corner Weld and Haas Street
Broome, Western Australia 6725
Mailing address: PO BOX 44
Broome, Western Australia 6725
Phone: 08 9191 3456
Fax: 08 9191 3455
Email: shire@broome.wa.gov.au
Website: Shire of Broome (Opens in new window)