National Recyling Week 2018


Date and Time

Monday 12 November 2018 01:00AM
Sunday 18 November 2018 11:00PM

Events Details

National recycling Week (12 – 18 November 2018) the City of Kalamunda recognises it is more important than ever to know how to recycle right. With state wide rule changes now is the perfect time to remind ourselves how to do it right.

Why Recycle?  

Australians are among the highest waste producers in the world. We generate almost 48 million tonnes of rubbish each year – that is about 2.1 tonnes from each of us. 40% of this rubbish is either dumped in the environment; or sent to landfill where it cannot be recycled. See why recycling is so important



What goes in the yellow lid bin?



  • Glass bottles and jars (clean & empty)
  • Milk and Juice cartons (clean & empty)
  • Newspapers, paper & Magazines
  • Steel & aluminium cans (clean and empty)
  • Pots and Pans
  • Plastic bottles and container lids (remove lids)
  • Paper (not shredded)
  • Cardboard boxes (flattened and remove any food)
  • Foil – large amounts that have been combined and scrunched in a ball
  • Polystyrene, meat trays, cups & beads
  • Cling wrap
  • Takeaway Coffee Cups
  • Soft plastics or plastic bags or film
  • Light Globes, gas bottles, flares, batteries, aerosols
  • Nappies
  • Textiles/clothing
  • Green Waste or Food Waste
  • Electronic Waste




Soft plastics can be placed in REDcycle drop off bins around Perth.
bread bags, biscuit packets, wrapper only, paper goods and packaging, pasta and rice bags, frozen food & veggie bags, confectionary bags, plastic bags, old green bags, cereal box liners.

Plastic bottles, Plastic containers, any rigid plastic (e.g. meat trays), glass, rubber, paper and cardboard, tin cans, food waste.
View full list of what to REDcycle here

Find your local drop-off point here



Recycling Contamination  

Degrading material values and rebates: As recyclables are contaminated, they lose value as they are not in pristine condition and the material needs to undergo process that is more rigorous in order to make the material usable again. This reduce the amount of positive fund intake.

Causes inability to recycle – if a section of waste is too badly contaminated it will be sent to landfill as it is too costly and time consuming to sort separate and remove the contamination.

Find out more about contamination here


What happens to my recycling?  

Recyclables from Kalamunda are collected & processed by Cleanaway, using their recycling facilities.

Using new technology recyclables are fed through an electronic sorter that separates using density, colour, magnetic attraction and wind to categorise materials into similar groups.

Similar materials are bailed and shipped to processors; who are able to further break down the material, then transported to facilities to make alternative materials.

Find out more about the process here

National Recycling Week 2017


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