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Waterwise Council

The Shire of Capel continues to take action to reduce water use and has retained its status as a Waterwise Council.

Over the past 10 years the Shire has implemented a range of water saving projects including installing rain water tanks, installing water efficient taps, toilets and other fixtures, regularly checking for and fixing leaks and adjusting irrigation levels for parks and ovals depending on weather conditions.

The Shire has also encouraged the local community to save water through initiatives such as the Waterwise Display Village in Dalyellup, Waterwise Garden competitions and Reset your Retic programs.

Cycling in the Bunbury – Geographe Region – Have your Say!

The Department of Transport is hosting four drop-in sessions to allow the community to voice any ideas they have for improving cycling in the Greater Bunbury area.

Please see flyer below for details of community consultation sessions.

360 litre Recycling Bins

Do you have a full recycling bin on pickup day? Council has a solution for you, we have 100 free 360 litre recycling bins available for immediate use on a “first in best dressed” basis. If you would like to swap your existing 240 litre recycling bin for a 360 litre bin please contact Council via email to by Monday 24 April 2017.

Please title the email – 360L Recycling Bin Request

Please ensure you include the following information in your email:

  • Full name of all owners of the property;
  • Address;
  • Contact phone numbers; and
  • Waste collection day.

If you have recently applied you are already on the list so you don’t need to reapply.Initiatives such as the larger recycling bin has led to Capel residents leading the SW in household recycling with an average of 12 kilos per household per fortnight, so congratulations everybody, keep up the good work!

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Health Services Team.


Keeping of Poultry/Roosters in the Shire of Capel

The Health team regularly receive phone calls from residents regarding noise from roosters in townsites. The impact is often affecting a persons wellbeing and for this reason the Health Local Laws do not permit the keeping of roosters within a townsite (ie residential zoning and some special rural zones).

You may keep up to 20 poultry without written approval of Council, on any one lot of land if certain conditions are met including setbacks from dwellings, secure enclosures/ structures sizing and cleanliness.

If you have any questions please contact the Shire Office and speak to an Environmental Health Officer on 9727 0222.

Greenwaste & Hardwaste Collection Dates 2017

Please see below the Greenwaste and Hardwaste collection dates for 2017.

Greenwaste Monday 3 April – Friday 7 April 2017
Hardwaste Monday 17 July – Friday 28 July 2017

All waste must be placed on the verge prior to 7.00am Monday on the week of collection.

Please note that the contractor will only check your kerb once.