Sorting your waste
The city of Subiaco uses the three colour waste system. Red for general waste, yellow for recycling and white green-waste bags for garden waste. To reduce waste and recycle correctly, it is important to understand which items go in each bin.
Green waste is collected weekly, on the same day as your general waste, providing you following these specifications:
- Place a minimum of four and a maximum of ten green waste bags on your verge for collection.
- Place all loose greens in City of Subiaco green waste bags.
- Greens piles should be no larger than 3 metres long x 1.5 metres wide x 1.5 metres high.
- Tree trunks or stumps should be no larger than 150mm in diameter and no heavier than 15kg.
- Tree branches and prunings should be no more than 1.5 metres in length and placed on the verge with the cut end of the branch towards the kerb.
- Green waste should not be contaminated with sand, soil or other waste.
Green waste bags can be purchased from the City of Subiaco Administration Centre for $5 a bag. Please note, this service is for residential prunings only. Green waste generated by commercial tree loppers/contractors will not be removed by the city and must be removed by a contractor.
Bulk waste collections occur in the first week of July and December each year. Where possible, items collected during this service are recycled.
Upcoming bulk waste collection dates
Monday 2 to Friday 6 December 2019
Place items out for collection on the weekend of 30 November to 1 December.
Monday 6 to Friday 10 July 2020
Place items out for collection on the weekend of 4 and 5 July.
Bulk waste requirements
To ensure your bulk waste is collected, please place waste neatly on the street verge outside your property. If you do not have a verge, place items in front of the boundary to your property line or near an open gateway. The city does not go onto private property to collect bulk waste. The Subi Centro collection point is from rear lanes.
Please do not put waste out before the specified dates. Items must be on your verge by 6am on the first day of the removal period.
Download a full list of what can and can’t be placed out for bulk waste collection.
West Metro Recycling Centre
General waste, recyclables, bulk waste items and green waste can be disposed of at the West Metro Recycling Centre on the corner of Brockway Road and Lemnos Street, Shenton Park.
Discounted tip passes
City of Subiaco residents are entitled to two discounted tip passes per property, per year, at $64 each. Each pass entitles the bearer to dispose of up to one trailer (6 metres x 4 metres) of mixed household waste at the facility. Tip passes are available from the city's Administration Centre.
The following items can be recycled at the facility, 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)
- plastic (recycling symbols 1 to 7)
- printer cartridges (these can also be dropped off at the recycling stations in the Subiaco Library and Lords Recreation Centre)
- scrap metal.
Recycling bins for disposing of household batteries and mobile phones are also located at Subiaco Library.
The WMRC Waste Watchers (formerly Earth Carers) programme, 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. Each event has a $5 booking fee.
Earth Carers courses teach you how to live with less, provide hands-on composting and worm farming skills, and empower you to declutter. Earth Carers also provides a range of school programs for primary and high schools in the western suburbs. Visit the WMRC Waste Watchers website for more information.