Monday, 22 August 2022

Your waste passes

The City of Subiaco are leaders in sustainability and are members of the Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC). As we prepare to roll out FOGO bins for most residential properties in the City of Subiaco, we are taking this opportunity to remind everyone what goes in which bin and what you can take to the WMRC’s West Metro Recycling Centre using your complimentary waste passes.

We know it can be a bit confusing at times, so the City of Subiaco is working closely with WMRC to help take the guess work out of your waste disposal for you. Recycle Right ( is your go to for all the nitty gritty questions of what goes where. You can also download the app so you have correct information always at your fingertips!

You will be receiving your waste passes with a brochure from the WMRC that looks like this, together with your rate notice. Residents who have signed up for e-Rates will receive their waste passes separately by post in the next few weeks.

What are the waste passes for?
Residents within the City of Subiaco get free entry to the West Metro Recycling Centre with proof of address, however dropping off some items incurs a fee. The waste passes allow residents to drop off one cubic metre of green waste and one cubic metre of bulk waste for free at the local recycling centre.

Your bulk waste pass can be used towards the disposal cost of tyres, mattresses and construction and demolition waste as well as usual bulk waste. Your green waste pass can only be used for green waste.
For a full list, visit the Western Metropolitan Regional Council’s website.

What else can I drop at the West Metro Recycling Centre?
You can drop the following for free at the West Metro Recycling Centre. These include things that should not go in any of your household bins, such as:
  • Aerosol cans
  • Batteries
  • Bicycles
  • Household chemicals
  • Clothing
  • Reusable Sport equipment
  • Electrical and electronic items
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares
  • Gas cylinders
  • Motor oil
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Plastic bottle lids
  • Polystyrene
  • Scrap metal
  • Xrays
For a full list of accepted items, check out You can also download the app so you have the information at your fingertips!

A word about bins
What can I recycle in my yellow lid recycling bin?

There are only five items that can go in the yellow lid recycling bin:
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic containers
  • Glass containers
  • Cans
Make sure they are all rinsed, have the lids removed and are loose in the bin. It is very important that there are NO PLASTIC BAGS in the recycling bin. These can be dropped off at the dedicated bins at major supermarkets. Follow the what goes in the yellow lid bin? cheat sheet on the WMRC website.
What is FOGO?
FOGO is the Food Organics, Garden Organics waste management system the City of Subiaco is required to implement over the next few years. Being a progressive and environmentally conscious city, we are aware of the benefits of diverting waste from landfill and will begin to implement FOGO across our City very soon. You can read more about when FOGO will be rolled out near you online or read the benefits of FOGO on the WMRC’s website.

With the recent budget announcement, Council announced an extra benefit for residents with two additional green waste services for households each year.

Residents will be receiving their waste passes by post in the next few weeks. Keep an eye out for them, they look like this!
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