City of Karratha


The City of Karratha provides waste disposal services at its 7 Mile Waste Facility for residential and commercial clients.

The 7 Mile Waste Facility is approximately 10km from Karratha and is located on Exploration Drive, Gap Ridge LIA. The turn-off to the Waste Facility is from Dampier Road and is signposted.


Residents: 7am - 4:30pm every day excluding Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday when the site is closed.

Commercial:  7am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday excluding Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday when the site is closed.

Tip Shop: 8am - 4pm Friday to Sunday excluding Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday when the site is closed.

Fees and charges – refer to the Fees and Charges that apply to users of this facility.

Special Disposal Requirement Waste (formally known as 'Contaminated Waste') – refer to the City of Karratha information regarding Special Disposal Requirement Waste


Recycling - Residents only

A kerbside recycling service commenced in early 2017. Read the Recycling Service brochure for more information (PDF 3mb)

Residents can place the following items in the specifically marked bins:

  • Commingled recycling

       - Plastic household containers

       - Paper & Cardboard

       - Aluminium & steel cans

  • Glass jars and bottles

There are also recycling areas for:

  • Motor Oil – containers cannot be emptied and must be left on site (maximum of 20 litres)
  • Used lead acid batteries, including car batteries
  • Scrap metal including whitegoods
  • Greenwaste               


Commercial clients note: 

All Commercial vehicles entering the 7 Mile Waste Facility must weigh in and out using the weighbridge and follow all directions given by landfill staff.  Refer Use of Weighbridge for detailed instructions regarding delivering waste to this facility.

Purchase orders are required if waste disposal charges are to be levied against anyone other than the carrier. Drivers to present a hard copy of the purchase order to the Weighbridge Operator before moving on to the weighbridge.

Disclaimer:  The City of Karratha, its employees, servants and agents, shall not be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury (fatal or otherwise), whether to property or person, howsoever by entrants to this site.   



It is a condition of entry to this facility that all users shall conform to directions issued by Council Staff. Any goods deposited at this facility is the property of the City of Karratha.

Customers are responsible for the unloading of their own vehicles.

All residential customers must stop at the Transfer Station Office for directions.


The following waste CANNOT be accepted by this facility:

  • High pressure containers
  • Peat, acid sulphate soils
  • Explosives of any kind
  • Fuel
  • Commercial quantities of motor oil (a maximum of 100 litres will be accepted from commercial customers – charges apply)
  • Marine and emergency items
  • Any other waste specified as Class III, IV or V according to the Landfill Waste Classification and Waste Definitions 1996

All queries concerning the Karratha 7 Mile Waste Facility can be made through the Council's Customer Services Department during office hours on (08) 9186 8555.