Recycling Programs

As traditional forms of waste disposal change, costs rise and landfill sites become scarce, local governments around Australia face increasing challenges in delivering effective and sustainable waste management. 

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, 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 & South Tce, South Perth.  

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City of South Perth Recycling Centre

COVID-19 - From Monday 30 March, the Recycling Centre will be closed from Mondays to Thursdays until further notice. It will remain open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-4.45pm.
  • Phone 9474 0970
  • Opening Hours 9am-4.45pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    CLOSED Monday to Thursday.

    EASTER 2020
    Good Friday - closed
    Easter Saturday - open
    Easter Sunday - open
    Easter Monday - closed
  • Address Cnr Hayman Road and Thelma Street, Como