Local community encouraged to continue recycling

News Update 6 February 2020

The City of South Perth urges residents to continue recycling to ensure no contamination in their yellow bins.

City of South Perth Mayor Greg Milner said the City is working closely with Cleanaway, WALGA and the State Government to secure interim and long term solutions for our recycling needs, after a fire destroyed Cleanaway’s South Guildford processing facility in late November.

"As an initial interim solution, Cleanaway started sending the City's and other local government’s recycling to the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) for processing. However, this arrangement came to an end after the two recycling processors failed to reach a long term agreement.

"Cleanaway has since advised the City they will have another interim solution in place in March, which will address the City’s recycling, until they are able to re-build their South Guildford facility.

“The City is doing the best we can in these circumstances and we ask people to keep up their good recycling habits and minimise their waste where possible,” Mayor Milner said.

Please remember to: 

  • Keep food, liquids, soft plastics and textiles out of recycling bins
  • Rinse bottles, jars and containers to ensure they are clean and empty
  • Do not place batteries or aerosols, polystyrene containers or meat trays, plastic bags or cling wrap in your recycling
  • Remove lids from containers and place them in the general waste bin
  • Remove the greasy half of pizza boxes before recycling

The Recycling Centre continues accepting fluorescent lighting tubes and globes, scrap metal including fridges, washing machines, microwaves and household and vehicle batteries as these are not handled by Cleanaway. 

For more information visit recycling.

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