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.
Kerb side recycling
The City provides residents with a fortnightly recycling collection. The 240 litre mobile bin is the current standard bin size and has a yellow lid. Collections take place from Monday to Friday. Your recycling area is listed in the Waste Guide as either Area 1 or Area 2. Please make sure all recyclables are clean and all food and liquid are removed before putting them in the bin. Everything should be loose and not in plastic bags.
More information is available on the Kerb Side Collection page.
Verge side recycling
The City of South Perth also provides one hard waste and two green waste verge side collections per year. It is requested that residents place hard waste on their own verge in separate piles, such as metals, whitegoods, mattresses, e-waste and then general waste to reduce the volume of recyclable items going to landfill.
More information is available on the Verge Side Collection page.
Recycling programs at the 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 E-Waste, cardboard and other paper, scrap metal, light globes and others.
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 and South Tce, South Perth.
City of South Perth Recycling Centre
- Phone 9367 2492
9am-4.45pm, Monday to Sunday
9am-4.45pm, Public Holidays (closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day)
- Address Cnr Hayman Road and Thelma Street, Como