Zero Waste Week Australia

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This is a guide to recycling and avoiding waste in the Perth metropolitan region of Western Australia. Different localities and different states will have their own rules and systems. Kerbside recycling is common throughout the Perth metropolitan region, and in addition other services are offered including the recycling of batteries, eWaste, mattresses, textiles, hazardous chemicals and much more.

Different councils have different rules for what can be collected and recycled via kerbsite collections. If you’re not quite sure what goes in each bin, or you’d like to find out if your area has upcoming eWaste, hazardous waste, green waste or other collections, you can find out below.



Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council: minimises the impact of waste for the Eastern councils and covers the cities of Belmont, Bayswater and Swan, the town of Bassendean and the Shires of Mundaring and Kalamunda.


Mindarie Regional Council: minimises the impact of waste for the Northern councils – cities of Joondalup, Perth, Stirling, Vincent and Wanneroo, and the Towns of Cambridge and Victoria Park.


Recycle Right: A campaign which encourages and assists residents and businesses to recycle, reduce their rubbish and buy more recycled products. Find out more about recycling in your local area:


Recycling Near You – by Planet Arc: this site contains information about the recycling and waste services offered by your council as well as local drop-off options for items including computers, batteries, printer cartridges, mobile phones and many more.


Southern Metropolitan Regional Council: comprised of five local governments in Perth’s south west metropolitan region: cities of Cockburn, Fremantle, Kwinana and Melville, and the Town of East Fremantle.


Western Metropolitan Regional Council: deliver innovative and sustainable waste solutions for Perth’s western suburbs: the towns of Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, the shire of Peppermint Grove and the City of Subiaco.

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Their community website:

Submitted by Lindsay Miles – if you’re living in Perth, join Lindsay’s Facebook group here.


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