Recycling Centre

Your local recycling centre

If you pay residential rates, you receive three entry vouchers for the Recycling Centre with your rates notice. Ensure you take care of your voucher as there is no way to replace lost vouchers. Your assessment number and barcode is printed on the entry voucher

Your vouchers allow you to dispose of two loads of green waste and one load of general waste per year. Each load may be up to 2 cubic metres or 250kg, whichever is greater. This is approximately the size of a level trailer (pay)load, 6x4m. A fee will apply for any load deemed exceeding these limits and the gate attendant's assessment is final.

Reusable green waste bags

If you are a South Perth resident, you can purchase a reusable green waste bag from the Recycling Centre for just $5. With these bags, you can empty your green waste and keep the bag for refilling next time. Only two bags can be disposed of per day. Please note these are only for green waste and no other waste will be accepted.

Free additional waste items

As part of our Waste Management Plan, we accept the following waste free of charge, so make sure you separate it from your existing load when you visit the Recycling Centre:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Electronic waste, including televisions, computer equipment, domestic printers
  • Cardboard, packing boxes, magazines, newspapers without wrapping, polystyrene foam or similar
  • Used motor oil that is not contaminated with other petroleum products, coolants or similar, up to a maximum of 20 litres per visit
  • Scrap metal, including washing machines and microwaves
  • Fluorescent lighting tubes and globes
  • Household and vehicle batteries, including lithium-ion batteries (commonly found in disposable vapes)
  • Plastic bottle-top lids
  • Bicycles - sturdy adult and BMX sized bikes will be donated to Bikes for Humanity
  • Clean reusable clothing can be donated through the charity bins
  • General recyclables as per the household yellow recycling bin

We cannot accept

  • Vehicles exceeding a tare weight of two tonnes
  • Materials exceeding a length of 1.8m
  • Asbestos cement products – including Hardiflex/ Hardifence sheeting
  • Liquids other than engine oil
  • Building rubble, including sand, rock, soil and concrete
  • Co2 bottles, butane cylinders, solvents, and household and garden chemicals
  • Waste that will decay, such as food waste
  • Unbagged blow-in insulation/gypsum board (we accept these items only if they are bagged)

Further information about the disposal of hazardous waste is available from the WA Government Waste Authority.

Disposable face masks

The City has partnered with TerraCycle, a waste management company that recycles non-woven disposable plastic-based masks, including three-ply surgical, dust masks, KN95 and N95 masks through their Zero Waste collection boxes.

You can dispose of your used masks at the City of South Perth Civic Centre and Recycling Centre using the ‘Zero Waste’ boxes.

Disposal of Polystyrene 

Expanded polystyrene, or polystyrene foam, is a white light weight and bulky material that is difficult to dispose of in your general bin. This material is often used in packaging for furniture or electronic goods, often together with cardboard. Polystyrene can be recycled at the Recycling Centre free of charge.

Asbestos disposal

The City does not offer any asbestos removal services. Please see the Asbestos Safety website for more information.

Paint disposal

Paintback provides a free paint disposal service to:

  • Responsibly deal with left-over paint after painting
  • Declutter your garage, shed or under the house of old paint containers
  • Recycle and reduce waste going to landfill
  • Avoid landfill fees that may apply to waste paint.

Refer to Paintback's drop-off location page to search for your nearest disposal centre.


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City of South Perth Recycling Centre

  • Phone 9474 0970
  • Opening Hours Open Wednesday to Sunday 8am-2pm
    Closed Monday, Tuesday and Public Holidays.
    Last vehicle acceptance is 1.45pm on weekends.
  • Address Cnr Hayman Road and Thelma Street, Como