Sorting your waste
The City of Subiaco uses the three colour waste system. Red for general waste, yellow for recycling and white 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. Each bag should be no heavier than 15kg.
- 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.
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.
Green waste bags cost $5 each and can be purchased from the City's administrative centre on Rokeby Road.
Bulk waste collection
Residents receive two bulk waste collections per financial year. The first bulk waste collection for the 2021/22 financial year was completed in September. The remaining bulk waste collection for the financial year will be made using Verge Valet.
Verge Valet is a booked, flexible collection service for residential bulk waste. Verge Valet bookings can be made from October 2021 and replaces the traditional set-date bulk waste collections previously offered by the City.
Visit www.vergevalet.com.au for more information or to book your Verge Valet collection.
In the interest of a tidy City, put your bulk waste out ideally one to three days before your collection day. However, you may place your rubbish out from the Saturday before, to 7 am on your collection day.
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. A number of items can be recycled at the facility free of charge, including e-waste, household hazardous waste (HHW), x-rays, plastic plant pots, and polystyrene. For a complete list of accepted items, visit the West Metro Recycling Centre website.
City of Subiaco residents and ratepayers require a proof of residence (such as a Driver's License) to gain free entry into the West Metro Recycling Centre.
To dispose of household batteries, light globes and printer cartridges residents can access recycling bins located at Subiaco Library.
Western Suburbs residents have access to a range of waste education training courses and events throughout the year. Events are run by Western Metropolitan Regional Council and cost $5 plus a booking fee. Visit the WMRC website for more information.