City’s annual Waste and Recycling Guide goes online in 2024

Media Release 23 January 2024

The City of South Perth is excited to announce its Waste and Recycling Guide is going online in 2024. The change marks a significant step towards sustainability and efficiency with the initiative anticipated to save tens of thousands of paper guides from ending up in landfill.

Commencing in January this year, residents can easily access their waste and recycling information from the City’s website, – or be sent a PDF copy by signing up to the City’s new waste and recycling newsletter. Both the PDF and the updated website provide a convenient way to check kerb side collection days, hard waste and green waste collection dates and information on how to correctly place your waste and recycling out for collection.

City of South Perth Mayor, Greg Milner, highlighted the importance of this transition to digital channels in alignment with the City’s commitment to sustainability and efficiency.

“We’re taking a digital approach to waste and recycling going forward,” Mayor Milner said. 

“Last year alone, we printed and distributed 26,000 paper guides. However, it now makes more sense to email this information to our residents or have them access it through our website where the information can be easily accessed and updated as needed.”

For those who require a printed guide, a limited number of hard copies will still be available for pickup at various City venues, including the Civic Centre and Recycling Centre. Residents can also request other accessible formats as needed.

This digital approach is part of a growing trend at the City where cash payments for invoices, rates, infringements, animal registrations and other payments are no longer accepted. In addition, the quarterly print publication, mySouthPerth, will now only be printed only twice a year and shared online.

“We’re committed to delivering more cost-effective, convenient and sustainable services. One of the ways we’re achieving this is by making smarter use of technology and delivering a better online experience,” Mayor Milner said. 

“By making better use of digital solutions, the City can operate more efficiently and deliver more for our community. That said, we will continue to provide a limited number of hard copy waste calendars for collection by residents who require a printed guide,” he added.

Waste and recycling information for 2024 is now readily accessible to residents on the City of South Perth's website, or by signing up to the new waste and recycling newsletter.

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