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Residential recycling

The City of Subiaco promotes sustainability by encouraging residents to reduce, reuse and recycle. Recycling is currently collected weekly, on the same day as your regular bin.

Recycling bins

While the city currently collects separated recyclables weekly, it is making a move to comingled recycling collected fortnightly. From Monday 6 March 2017, there will no longer be a need to separate recyclable items into different bins. Instead, residents and business owners are asked to place all recyclables in the bin with the yellow lid, with any overflow to go in the bin with the red lid.

In the future, the city will replace these two 120-litre bins with a single, 240-litre, yellow-topped recycling bin. Similarly, those who use bags for recycling are advised that these will be replaced with a single, 240-litre, yellow-topped recycling bin. The bins will be delivered by the city’s waste department from Monday 6 March. 

For more details on these changes to waste services, click here or call the city's waste department on 9387 0921.

Recycling collection

Use the 'Find my bin day' tool to find out your collection day. Bins must be put out by 6am on your collection day.

Tips for recycling collection:

  • Bin lids must be closed
  • Ensure bins are not behind parked cars or against fences or walls
  • Do not contaminate recycling bins with non-recyclable items. To avoid contamination, check out the A-Z disposal guide for what is accepted in each type of bin. 

JFR (Jim) McGeough Resource Recovery Facility

Residents can take the following items to the JFR (Jim) McGeough Resource Recovery Facility, formerly the Brockway Waste Transfer Station, for recycling free of charge:

  • Cardboard (flat-packed)
  • Car batteries
  • Compact fluorescent lights
  • Household batteries (these can also be dropped off at the recycling stations in the Subiaco Library and Lords Recreation Centre)
  • Mobile phones (these can also be dropped off at the recycling stations in the Subiaco Library and Lords Recreation Centre)
  • Motor oil (maximum 20 litres)
  • Paper
  • Plastic (recycling symbols 1–7)
  • Printer cartridges (these can also be dropped off at the recycling stations in the Subiaco Library and Lords Recreation Centre)
  • Scrap metal

The facility is located on the corner of Lemnos Street and Brockway Road, Shenton Park. Visit the Western Metropolitan Regional Council website for more information including opening hours.

Recycling bins for disposing household batteries and mobile phones are also located at Subiaco Library, 237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.

Waste education

The award-winning Earth Carers program, coordinated by the Western Metropolitan Regional Council’s waste and sustainability education team, provides a range of free training courses and events to Subiaco and western suburbs residents throughout the year.

Earth Carers courses can teach you how to live with less, provide hands-on composting and worm farming skills and empower you to declutter. Earth Carers also provide a range of school programs for primary and high schools in the western suburbs. Visit the Earth Carers website for more information.