Description of Conduct

On 1 November 2021, the ACCC received an application for authorisation from the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), the City of Bayswater, the Town of Bassendean and the Shire of Mundaring (together, the Applicants) in relation to the establishment of a Regional Waste Collection Service, where each of the 3 councils will jointly negotiate and administer, and enter and give effect to, service agreements with the EMRC for the provision of collection and ancillary waste services.

The Regional Waste Collection Service will include EMRC providing the following services to the councils:

  • domestic kerbside collection of mixed general waste, co-mingled dry recyclables and Food Organics Garden Organics (as well as incidental commercial waste collection services to small businesses equivalent to domestic kerbside collection services)
  • bin maintenance, repair and replacement
  • bulk waste collection service (mixed or specific) for larger household waste that cannot be disposed of within normal household bins
  • event waste management
  • street litter and illegal dumping management, and
  • customer service (i.e. contact point for enquiries, complaints etc).

The Applicants originally sought authorisation until October 2052. On 15 November 2021, the Applicants clarified that they were seeking authorisation until 2040.

On 10 February 2022, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation until 30 June 2033.

The ACCC held a Pre-Decision Conference on 25 March 2022.

On 27 May 2022, the ACCC issued a determination granting authorisation until 30 June 2033. If no application for review is lodged to the Australian Competition Tribunal, the ACCC’s determination will come into force on 18 June 2022.


  • Shire of Mundaring
  • Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council
  • City of Bayswater
  • Town of Bassendean

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000587-1


ACCC correspondence