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Win A Cubic Meter Of FOGO Compost This May!

May is the month to compost! Get your hands dirty and find out more about compost. From backyard worm farms and compost bins to large scale composting processes, recycling and reuse is far more than just your recycling bin. In the Southern Metropolitan Region, the contents of your FOGO bin get turned into compost by […]

#BinThankful Campaign Launched

The average Australian produces over 2 tonnes of waste every year, that’s roughly 40kg of waste per week. Can you imagine that building up if we didn’t have our amazing waste truck drivers collecting it for us?! We’d like to give a shout out to waste truck drivers everywhere and say a huge thank you […]

Decorate your bin this Easter!

Waste collection continues to be an essential service during these changing times. Put a smile on the face of our waste teams 😊 by decorating your bin using recycled or reusable materials and take a photo. You may even like to dress up yourself! Get creative and decorate your bin, take a photo, share and […]

Infinity Awards Now Open

Will you be the next Waste Champion? The Infinity Awards are back for 2020 to find the best of the best! The Infinity Awards are an annual event which recognise inventive ways and solutions to reduce waste and meet the reuse and recycling targets in Western Australia’s Waste Strategy. Nominations are now open for the […]

Containers for Change Kicking Off in June

WA’s Container Deposit Scheme kicks off on 2 June. This means WA residents will be able to drop off empty bottles, cans and cartons at refund points, and claim a 10 cent refund for each one. Eligible containers include most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers which are typically consumed outside the […]

City of Melville Crowned Champions at Waste Awards

The City of Melville was crowned champion of the most popular category, Communication Engagement Success of the Year at the recent 2019 Waste and Resource Recovery (WARR) awards. Winners were announced at the annual gala dinner on 14 November at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney. The City of Melville won for its grassroots, ground […]

What Can Go in the Compost? Here Is Our Ultimate Guide

By Sophie Hirsh | Image source: Istock The longer you’ve been living a zero-waste or sustainable lifestyle, the easier composting gets. But at first, it can be a bit overwhelming — suddenly, so many things that you used to put in the garbage or even the recycling bin can now go in the compost pile. […]

Changes to the yellow-lidded bin

For most councils in the Perth Metropolitan Area, there have been changes regarding what can and can’t be recycled in your yellow-topped bin. These changes are part of an effort to try and reduce contamination and make recycling easier for everyone to understand. By having a clear and consistent range of recycling items, it not […]

Banana Leaf Packaging

Grocery stores are turning a new leaf when it comes to plastic. Banana leaves are replacing plastic for grocery packaging. In order to fight single-use plastics, supermarkets in Thailand and Vietnam have turned to a more eco-friendly solution to bundle their products. The world has produced roughly 9 billion tons of plastic so far … […]

Rebate to help cut household water use

A $200 rebate on the purchase and installation of a waterwise weather-smart irrigation controller is available for 600 Western Australian homeowners. The State Government, through the Water Corporation, launched the offer from the first day of September, with the initiative following on from a Water Corporation trial. The trial ran in 60 households in 2015-16 […]