Landfill (Tip)

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 council@cgg.wa.gov.au

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
  • Construction & Demolition (C&D)
  • 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.