Everyone is encouraged to get rid of their rubbish properly. If you’re a resident, running a business, visiting, or attending an event in Perth, you should be aware of the waste management practices in the city. The state government aims to reduce waste production as much as possible. Part of the plan is to lower landfill use in the years to come.

Recycling centres play a vital role in achieving waste management goals in the city. However, many still use rubbish dumps, especially because they are not as strict as recycling facilities. Rubbish dumps, as the name suggests, are pieces of land where waste is discarded. They are also known as landfill sites. Meanwhile, recycling centres are facilities in Perth that support recycling. Some facilities collect, sort, and process materials for reuse. Others take green waste or organic matter for fuel or compost.

In this blog, we list the rubbish dumpsites and recycling centres in Perth, so you know where to dispose of your rubbish or recyclables next time.

North of River

Here is a list of rubbish dumps and recycling centres North of River, along with quick information about them, including what they accept:

Rubbish Dumps

Recycling Centres

  • Mindarie Regional Council at Tamala Park in Mindarie, WA: car parts, hazardous waste from households, asbestos, gas cylinders, and more
  • Alexander Heights Community Centre: batteries
  • Bunnings Landsdale: batteries, CFLs, phones, and ink cartridges
  • Bunnings Mindarie in Clarkson: batteries and CFLs
  • Clarkson Library: batteries
  • Girrawheen Library: batteries
  • Ocean Keys Shopping Centre in Clarkson: batteries
  • Wanneroo Civic Centre: batteries
  • Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre: batteries, fluorescent lamps, mobiles, and ink cartridges
  • Yanchep/Two Rocks Library: batteries, CFLs, and cartridges
  • Bunnings Joondalup: batteries, fluorescent lights, mobile phones, ink cartridges
  • City of Joondalup Administration: batteries and mobile phones
  • Duncraig Library: batteries and mobile phones
  • Joondalup Health Campus: batteries
  • The Wasteless Pantry at Greenwood Village Shopping Centre: batteries
  • Balga Community Centre: batteries
  • City Farm in East Perth: almost all types of waste
  • City of Stirling Work Depot in Balcatta: batteries, fluorescent lamps, mobile phones, and ink cartridges
  • Flinders Square in Yokine: batteries, fluorescent lights, mobile phones, and ink cartridges
  • Dianella Plaza: batteries, CFLs, phones, and cartridges
  • Hamersley Community Recreation Centre: batteries
  • Bullsbrook Recycling Centre: free to everyone who resides in Swan City

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South of River

In this section, you will find a list of rubbish tips and recycling facilities South of River.

Rubbish Dumps

Recycling Centres

  • CLAW Environmental in Welshpool: all types of plastics except black polystyrene meat trays
  • Bentley Cleanaway: free paint disposal service
  • South Perth Recycling Centre in Como: general and green waste
  • City of Stirling Transfer Station: building rubble, butane, cylinders, solvents
  • Manning Library: mobile phones and ink cartridges
  • South Perth Library: mobile phones and cartridges
  • Fremantle Recycling Centre: vehicle batteries, blinds, curtains, carpet, cardboard, and more
  • Carton Traders in Canning Vale: collects boxes, cartons, or pallets in exchange for money
  • Leisurelife Centre in East Victoria Park: small batteries, ink cartridges, and fluorescent globes
  • Town Administration in Victoria Park: e-waste in limited sizes

As a responsible citizen, it is essential to follow the rules in waste disposal wherever you may be. In Western Australia, it is illegal to dump rubbish anywhere, most notably on verges, parks, and vacant lots. Some recycling facilities and dumping sites require you to arrange waste drop-offs, especially if there’s hazardous waste, such as asbestos.

Additionally, some facilities have restrictions on the size and weight of the rubbish. Make sure you know the imposed regulations before driving to the location.

Why You Should Hire a Skip Bin

Not everyone owns a large car that can save you the hassle of going back and forth from your house to the recycling centre.

When people enquire about Backyard Bins skip hire services, they usually require:

  1. A temporary bin that will remain on the site for a set number of days and will be collected later
  2. A container for scheduled waste management services, usually for commercial businesses

We provide the skip bin and deliver it to you as arranged. After the agreed hire period, we collect the bin and handle the next process. Obviously, it’s less work because you do not have to drive the rubbish to the dumpsite or recycling centre. You do not have to worry about long queues, either, which is commonplace in local dumps.

Also, sorting waste, (aka segregating recyclables from non-recyclables) takes time. On the other hand, Skip bins allow you to get rid of everything you don’t need, with just a few exceptions. Throw them away into the bin and forget about them. There’s no need for sorting.

Contact Backyard Bins to hire your skip bin prior to a clean-up, renovation, or event. We’ll take care of sending the rubbish to the appropriate facility for you.


Backyard Bins Team

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