Kerbside recycling can be a real pain without the right info.
Luckily there’s now more resources available for keen recyclers, regardless of which area you live in. Most councils in Western Australia follow the same rules for kerbside recycling which makes things simpler.
We give you a quick digest of what goes in which bin and where you can safely recycle other uncommon items.
What goes in which bin?
Green bin: this is for your organic waste, including:
- Household waste eg. used tissues and nappies
- Food scraps
- Small amounts of garden pruning and waste
See the full list here.
Yellow-top bin: items in this recycling bin should be dry, empty, and kept as clean as possible. They should also be loose and not in garbage or plastic bags. You can put in:
- Non-shredded paper
- Cardboard, flattened
- Glass bottles and products
- Aluminium and steel cans
- Plastic bottles and containers eg. milk bottles
Read the full guide here.
What doesn’t go in?
The following items don’t belong in either household bins:
- Electronics, appliances, and e-waste
- Soft plastics and plastic bags
- Polystyrene and meat trays
- Aerosol cans or gas bottles
- Paint cans and fluorescent lights
- Clothing and accessories
Fortunately, there are a number of recycling facilities available across the state for these items.
Our Balcatta Recycling Shop is one of them. We take all the items that go in the yellow-top bins plus the items that aren’t accepted, like polystyrene, plastic bags, and electronics. In addition to this you can drop off unwanted clothing, furniture, tools, and homeware. Check out the full list.
When you visit, simply talk to the person at the gate on the left who can tell you where each of your items go. Why not collect all your goods to recycle for one easy drop off?