The recent restrictions China has placed on importing low quality recyclable waste has highlighted the importance of ensuring our recyclables are correctly sorted and uncontaminated before being sent for domestic or international consumption. When we recycle, recyclable materials are reprocessed into new products, and as a result the amount of rubbish sent to landfill sites reduces. Correctly separating materials into your yellow top recycling bin assists the City in turning recyclables into a ‘clean’ product, free of contamination for domestic or international recycling.
All recyclables should be clean before putting them in the bin and all food and liquid should be removed. Everything should be loose and not in plastic bags.
Follow #waroncontamination on social media or visit the City's waste contractor Cleanaway website for more information about creating a sustainable future.
City of South Perth Recycling Centre
In addition to fortnightly recycling and the verge side service, the City accepts a number of recyclable items at no additional charge at the Recycling Centre if they are separated from general waste loads. Items include eWaste, plastic bottle lids, cardboard and other paper, scrap metal, light globes, disposable face masks and others. Visit the Recycling Centre page for more information.
Old mobile phones and printer cartridges
The South Perth and Manning Libraries also have recycling stations for the disposal of old mobile phones and printer cartridges (please remove packaging) at the following locations:
- Manning Library - 2 Conochie Avenue, Manning
- South Perth Library - Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth.