Christmas Hours and Waste Collection

The City of Kwinana would like to advise that changes will occur to City Administration hours and Community Centres over the Christmas and New Year period. To view a full list of closures, visit > https://kwin.city/3VcsrL1

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Recycling and Waste Reduction

How, what and where to recycle

​Visit the Recycle Right website  or download the free app​ for information and tips on how to make recycling part of your everyday life.

Recycle bin stickers 

Are you unsure of what items to place in your recycle bin? 

Recycle bin stickers​ are available from the City of Kwinana Administration Building or can be posted in the mail.

Recycling bin upgrade

To apply for a free upgrade to a 360litre recycling bin, please contact Veolia on 1300 293 955.

Residents who previously paid for the upgrade may be eligible for a refund​. Please complete the refund application form and submit it to the email address provided.​​

Changes to recycling

​​Significant changes have been made to the types of recyclable materials accepted in the yellow-topped bin​. These changes are part of an effort to try and reduce contamination and make recycling easier for everyone to understand. 

Polystyrene​

Large pieces of polystyrene packaging can be taken to Henderson Waste Recovery Park or Millar Road Landfill and Recycling Facility. Small pieces can be placed in the green topped waste bin.

Meat trays and take-away containers

Generally, due to confusion around what materials meat trays are made from, we advise you to avoid putting meat trays into the recycling bin. Clean take-away containers that are made of plastic or paper can be disposed of in the yellow topped recycle bin.​

Soft/flexible plastics​

Please collect your soft plastics separately and drop them in a ‘Redcycle’ bin located at Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. Soft plastics are recycled into plastic park furniture, fencing, decking, bollards and more. Redcycle bins in Kwinana are located at:

  • ​Woolworths Kwinana, Kwinana Marketplace, 4 Chisham Avenue, Kwinana
  • Coles Kwinana, Kwinana Marketplace, 4 Chisham Avenue, Kwinana
  • Woolworths Wellard, 15 The Strand, Wellard​

For further information and a full list of items, please visit Redcycle. Recycled products can be purchased from Replas​.

Books, Clothing, Furniture, Shoes and Bric-a-brac

Please do not throw out useful household items in a good working order. Visit Waste Sorted for more information on what you can do with unwanted household items.

Plastic Lid Collection Points

Save your plastic lids from soft drinks, water and milk bottles and drop them at Container Deposits Sites so they can be recycled right here in WA. Find your nearest location on the Containers for Change website

Recycle Hubs

The responsibility to recycle batteries and phones has now been placed on the producers of batteries and the outlets that sell them.

Batteries and phones can now be recycled at the following alternative facilities:

Printer cartridges - Officeworks

Phones and chargers - Woolworths and Coles

Batteries - Woolworths, Coles and Bunnings

Light bulbs - Millar Road Landfill and Henderson Waste Recovery Park

WasteSorted

The State Government has developed the website WasteSorted to encourage behaviour change. It has some useful tips and challenges to assist you to ‘own your impact’ when it comes to waste disposal.

Waste Statistics 

Western Australian local governments provide a range of waste and recycling services to their residents. Reported below are waste and recycling services that are provided directly to households, which include kerbside bin collections and vergeside collections for bulky and garden wastes. 

MyCouncil Waste and Recycling dashboard

WA Plastic Free in Kwinana

We’re excited to announce that WA Plastic Free will be working with our local food retailers as they adapt to the single-use plastic free future.

From 2022 onwards the WA State Government is introducing a single-use plastic item ban as part of a national effort to combat plastic pollution. WA Plastic Free will be assisting Kwinana businesses as part of that transition, with funding provided by the WA State Government.

Food retailers; like cafes, bars, restaurants, kiosks & vans are eligible for the program. The focus will be on single-use takeaway items where sustainable practices & alternative products already exist. 

Globally the packaging industry is changing very fast, which is fantastic for our communities and the planet, but many local businesses are not yet fully prepared. So we’re thrilled they’ll be able to receive free on the ground support with WA Plastic Free.
                                                                                                                               
If you, or anyone you know, own a food or beverage related retail business within the Kwinana you can register your interest at waplasticfree.org/join. You can also show your support by following the efforts on Instagram or Facebook and encourage your local cafe or bar etc… to join.

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