Waste Education

This City is aiming to achieve a waste reduction target of 75 per cent by 2030, which has been set by the State Government. With the communities help, we are endeavouring to achieve these targets by: 

Avoid 

The best thing we can do is to avoid creating waste in the first place. One of the easiest things you can do is use reusable items over single use ones such as bags, cups, bottles and straws. 

Reduce 

Reduce the amount of waste you create by only buying what you need. For example, you could plan your meals and shopping list so that you don’t buy too much food and borrow or hire things if you only need them for a short time. 

Reuse 

Support reuse by posting unwanted items online for sale or donating them to a local charity and shop for items you need at op shops first. 

Recycle 

A number of items that are recyclable can be placed in the City’s recycling bins but there are other ways to recycle. Advertise items for free on online or support a charity.   

Contact the following charities for collection: 

Charity Phone
Good Samaritan Industries 1300 466 372 
Salvation Army 13 72 58 
St Vincent de Paul 6323 7520 
Para-Quad Industries 9381 0195 
Anglicare 6253 3535 

Other places to recycle are: 

REDcycle: Recycles plastic bags and other scrunchable plastic food packaging. For more information, visit redcycle.net.au  

REmida Perth: Recycle corks, CDs, stationery, e-waste, fabric, rope and tools. For more information, visit remidawa.com

 

What happens to the Greenwaste from my bin? 

Organic waste is collected and taken to the Organics Transfer Station in Bibra Lake. Organic waste is pre-sorted and the contamination is removed. The clean organics is then composted. 

To find out more about the facility visit Veolia's website at Veolia Australia & New Zealand.

What happens to the rubbish put out for the bulk rubbish collection? 

Did you know that more than 75% of all bulk rubbish collected is recycled? 

Materials that are recycled are: 

  • Plastics 
  • Metals 
  • Paper 
  • Cardboard 
  • Timber 
  • Mattresses 
  • Electronic waste 
  • Greenwaste 

 

School Education Program 

The City in partnership with Veolia conducts waste education programs for primary schools. The program is to educate students on waste management and minimisation. 

If your school would like to participate, please contact the City of 9273 3500.