City of Subiaco - Residential recycling
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Residential recycling

the City of Subiaco promotes sustainability by encouraging residents to avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle. Recycling is collected fortnightly, on the same day as the waste bin.

Recycling bins

In March 2017, the city moved to comingled recycling, collected fortnightly. Residents were asked to place all recyclables in the bin with the yellow lid, with any overflow to go in the bin with the red lid. We would like to thank you for your cooperation in implementing these changes, which have already brought about an increase in the average volume of recycling collected each month from 84 to 125 tonnes.

In February 2018, the city replaced residential 120-litre recycling bins with a single, 240-litre yellow-topped recycling bin. This second phase of changes to waste services was introduced to further streamline the recycling process and assist us in meeting Australian Standards. It will also make recycling easier for residents with only one bin to take out to the verge each fortnight.

To find out more about these changes, click here or call 9237 9222.


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:

  • ensure bin lids are closed
  • do not place bins 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 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 entrance off Brockway Road. Visit the Western Metropolitan Regional Council website for more information, including opening hours.

Recycling bins for disposing of 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. 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 Earth Carers website for more information.