Landfill (Tip)

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Operating hours

Open every day from 7.30am - 4.30pm (Meru Landfill is closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)

Landfill location: Landfill Lane (off Goulds Road) Narngulu WA 6532

Fees and charges for Meru Landfill.

For more information, contact the City of Greater Geraldton 08 9956 6600 or email us

Please note: The Bowerbird Tip Shop is open from 9am until 3pm every day (Closed Tuesday).

Meru Waste Disposal Facility

The Meru Waste Disposal Facility (Meru Landfill) is a landfill site located at Landfill Lane, Narngulu, approximately 10km from the Geraldton CBD.

 The premises consists of:

  • Five (5) waste cells with segregation by waste type
  • A liquid waste treatment facility, including two (2) evaporation ponds
  • A stock-truck washdown bay and evaporation pond
  • A transfer station, including waste oil tanks
  • A household hazardous shed
  • Greenwaste mulching area
  • Scrap Metal area
  • Tyres area
  • Concrete & Demolition material area
  • Recycling Centre (the Tip Shop)

Waste separation

The City promotes waste separation at the Meru Landfill to encourage the reuse of materials and reduce waste to landfill.

For a list of items accepted at Meru Landfill, view the Recycling in Geraldton webpage.

Free residential tipping at the Meru Landfill only applies for any residential customer with loads:

  • in the car
  • in the boot
  • strapped to the roof
  • in the ute
  • in a trailer
  • or any combination of the above

Free residential tipping includes the following:

  • Mixed Waste
  • General Waste
  • Greenwaste
  • Scrap Metal
  • Ewaste

Commercial charges will apply to semi-trailers, larger commercial type vehicle or any vehicle marked with a commercial logo.

About the Meru Waste Disposal Facility

The Meru Landfill  is a Class III landfill site. The facility’s waste cells are designed according to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) approved standard.

Pursuant to Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, the site is prescribed under the following categories:

  • Category 61 – Liquid Waste Facility
  • Category 67A – Compost manufacturing and Soil Blending
  • Category 64 – Class II or Class III Putrescible Landfill site
  • Category 57 – Used Tyre Storage (general)

The landfill has a volume of 3.0 million m3, with a refuse depth of 13m and is lined with 0.6m of clay. This gives the landfill a life expectancy of approximately 50 years. Being a lined facility, the Class III cells are capable of accepting contaminated soil wastes.

The septage treatment facility has the capacity to treat 1.5 mega litres per annum. It consists of a primary, secondary and a polishing pond, all of which are High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) lined.  

Mullewa Transfer Station

The Mullewa Transfer Station is located on Carnarvon-Mullewa Road. This facility is free for residents to use and is open 24 hours.

This location allows waste that has been unloaded in the designated areas to be transferred to the Meru Waste Disposal Facility where general waste is properly disposed of and scrap metal, tyres and green waste are recycled. 

Waste separation

The City promotes waste separation at the Mullewa Transfer Station to encourage the reuse of materials and reduce waste to landfill.

The following items are accepted:

  • General waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Tyres
  • Green waste
  • Bulky items
  • Asbestos - Residential only (needs to be double wrapped and marked)

The following items are not accepted:

  • Large Asbestos material
  • Construction and Demolition waste

It is recommended that commercial loads are disposed of at the Meru Waste Disposal Facility.

Click here to download a site map.

Scavenging is not permitted at the Mullewa Transfer Station.