Do you know what to do with your waste?
We get it. Working out what waste goes where can be difficult.
The good news is that we can help you put your waste in the right place. Let’s start with your three kerbside bins.
Garden Organics (green lid)
|Small branches <1m
Garden vegetation and lawn clippings. Nothing else!
Recycling (yellow lid)
Aluminum and steel cans – clean and empty
Glass bottles and jars – clean and empty
Paper – not shredded
Plastic bottles and containers – clean and empty (lids off)
If in doubt, leave it out!
General Waste (red lid)
non-recyclable food packaging
polystyrene food packaging
disposable coffee cups
used band-aids and cotton buds
disposable/ compostable/biodegradable cutlery
No batteries, electronic waste or aerosols – drop off at the West Metro Recycling Centre for FREE!
But my waste item isn’t listed above?
If it can’t go in my kerbside bin, where can it go?
If it’s too good to throw away, gift it, sell it or fix it.
Quality used items including furniture, toys, clothing, sports equipment, bric-a-brac and books can all be donated. Some charities even offer a free collection service for bulky items. Try these local free services:
|Gumtree||anything for sale or free-listing||Pick up|
|Buy Nothing Facebook Groups||anything||Pick up|
|Save the Children Book Bazaar||books – no text books or magazines||Drop off|
|Paraquad Industries||all household goods, furniture, books, clothes, bric a brac||Drop off / home collection|
|FairGame||sports equipment||Drop off|
|GiveWrite||stationery – see accepted items||Drop off|
|Givit||household – match individual to item required||Pick up or drop -off|
|Garage Sale Trail||register to hold a garage sale for any items you wish to sell / give away||Nil|
|learn how to fix broken items||Take item to local Repair Cafe / Lab|
Take it to the West Metro Recycling Centre.
The West Metro Recycling Centre is your one-stop shop for many items that can’t go in our kerbside bin. Open 7 days a week till 4pm, *Member and Participating Council residents can drop off many items for free. An entry fee is payable for non-Member Council residents.
Item that can’t go in kerbside bin
Where can I take it?
|Household Hazardous Waste – including aerosols, pesticides, etc||West Metro Recycling Centre||Free|
|E-waste – computer and electrical equipment||West Metro Recycling Centre||Free|
|Problematic waste – including asbestos, refrigerated appliances, tyres, mattresses and bed bases||West Metro Recycling Centre||Fees apply|
|Construction and demolition waste||West Metro Recycling Centre||Fees apply|
|Greenwaste||West Metro Recycling Centre||Fees apply|
|Bulk waste||West Metro Recycling Centre||Fees apply|
|Polystyrene-bulk||West Metro Recycling Centre||Free*|
|Stationery||West Metro Recycling Centre||Free*|
|Bikes||West Metro Recycling Centre||Free|
|Sports equipment||West Metro Recycling Centre||Free*|
|Quality clothing||Paraquad Industries||Free|
|Bric-a-brac – including furniture, books||Paraquad Industries||Free|
|Scrap metal – including old washing machines, tumble dryers and hot water systems||West Metro Recycling Centre||Free*|
Book Verge Valet
Are you a Cambridge, Cottesloe, Mosman Park or Peppermint Grove resident? If so, you can get rid of your unwanted bulk verge or greenwaste by booking Verge Valet! Find out more about this new booked bulk verge and greenwaste collection service here.
How can I reduce my waste?
There are plenty of resources available to help you reduce your waste:
- Sign up for one of our Waste Watchers Workshops and we’ll help you drop a bin size
- Do our online modules and become more waste wise with Billy
- Download one of our handy factsheets on composting, reducing packaging, avoiding food waste and more
- Sign up to our monthly Word on Waste newsletter
- Join our Facebook or Instagram Community and stay up to date with the latest news on waste.
- Visit the Waste Sorted website and find out how you can be a GREAT Sort.
WMRC Recycling Hotline 9384 6711 or email email@example.com