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 SUEZ 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.
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.
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
Plastic lids are unable to be recycled through your yellow topped recycle bin as they are too small to make it through the machinery at the materials recovery facility.
Lids can still be recovered through a number of providers who turn them into mobility aids and other items.
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 are located at the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, William Bertram Community Centre and Kwinana Marketplace (near Coles).
Household batteries, printer cartridges, mobile phones and chargers, and household light bulbs can be placed in the hubs where they are recycled by Total Green Recycling and Planet Ark.
Household batteries must not be placed in either kerbside bin. Batteries can also be delivered to any facility that accepts Household Hazardous Waste.
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.
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.