Learn how to use your bins correctly at home on the Bins and Collection Dates page.
For a comprehensive list of what can go in each bin please go to Recycle Right.
View the table below to find out which Earth-cycling method will work best for you.
| ||Compost units||Worm farms||Bokashi bins||EnsoPet Pet Waste Composter|
|Dwelling suitability||All households with gardens and schools||All households, offices, apartments and schools||All households, offices, apartments and schools||All households with gardens and schools|
|Unit location||Preferably outdoors, away from house in a sunny area||Preferably outdoors (can go indoors) in the shade||Anywhere||Outside|
|Efficiency||Variable depending on unit, nutrient balance and aeration||Variable depending on unit, nutrient balance and worms||Efficient for food waste. Larger items may need to be buried to complete breakdown||In ground composter. Breaks down pet waste efficiently|
|Odour Levels||Nil if maintained correctly||Nil if maintained correctly||Nil if maintained correctly||Nil if maintained correctly|
Cost(rough guide only)
Maintenance: No cost once set up*Rebate of $60 offered by the City of Kwinana after attending workshop
Maintenance: $5-$10 (dolomite lime)*Subsidy of $135 offered by City of Kwinana after attending workshop – Purchase to be made on the day
Maintenance: $10-$20 (Bokashi mix/spray)Discounted unit available at the City of Kwinana Administration Building
Maintenance: $10-$25 (EnsoPet starter)*Rebate of $60 offered by the City of Kwinana after attending workshop
|Type of fertiliser created||Solid||Solid and liquid||Liquid||Solid|
Beginner's Guide to Composting: Bokashi, Worm Farms and Bins
Learn more about the Bokashi Bins at the City of Kwinana.
Waste Workshops and Events
Check out when our next workshop is by visiting What’s On.
Waste Education Visits and Workshops
The City can facilitate workshops and presentations, discussing all things waste. For more information, phone the Waste Education Officer on 08 9439 0275 or send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited sessions are available throughout the year.
Earthcycling Subsidies, Rebates and More
Subsidised Reusable Nappy Program
Did you know Australian parents are changing between 2500 and 3000 nappies per year, per child? That's a lot of disposables sent to landfill!
Cloth nappies have a reputation of being ugly and hard to clean, however the new style of cloth nappies are not only cute, but simple to clean and can save parents a heap of money.
The City is making it easier for parents to make the switch to cloth nappies by offering subsidised nappy bundles from Earthside Eco Bums as well as workshops, in person and online and ongoing support.
Register your interest today for a one on one online consult or check out our What's On pages for upcoming nappy workshops. By attending one of these events you can purchase a reusable nappy pack for just $60, a saving of almost $200.
Compost Bin Subsidies
Composting is a great way to avoid sending organic waste to landfill, converting organic waste into nutrient rich compost for your garden.
The City of Kwinana hosts free Composting workshops throughout the year. Residents who complete a composting workshops are eligible to receive a $60 rebate!
To receive a rebate, simply complete Compost Bin Rebate Application Form and return it to the City.
Proof of attendance to a local government composting workshop, recipe and proof of residency is required to be eligible for this rebate.
Discounted Bokashi bins
The City has introduced Bokashi (in-home) composting buckets as an alternative option for residents with limited space to manage household organic waste and avoid waste to landfill.
The Bokashi bins and Bokashi mix will be available for $50 ($50 off). Collect your bin at the City of Kwinana’s Customer Service desk in the Administration Building, Monday to Friday during opening hours.
2 x Bokashi bin maximum per residential address
Worm Farm subsidy
The City of Kwinana offers residents who attend a worm farming workshop a subsidised complete worm café for $100 (usually $235)
- The complete worm café set up includes:
- Worm Cafe unit (dimensions - length: 55cm, width: 40cm, height: 75cm; colour - black; 4 trays (1 base and 3 working trays); fly proof lid; 4 legs; tap)
- 1 kilogram of live worms (approximately 4000 worms)
- 500g Dolomite
- Castings for establishment
- Worm Blanket
- Comprehensive instructions