Find out more from Cleanaway the City of Kalamunda waste service providers:

National Recycling Week: 12 - 18 November 2018
Cleanaway Services: Top 10 items contaminating your recycling

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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

These bins provided to each household - this is collected fortnightlyrefer to Pages 8 and 9 of your Recycling Guide phamplet for full recycling A-Z listing. Please refer to the waste services > collection section for full details of bin schedules and services.




What do I do with my soft plastic in terms of recycling?

Soft Plastics such as plastic bags, cling wrap and chip packets currently cannot be recycled within the City of Kalamunda’s waste system. Until a soft plastic recycling system is established there are many alternatives that can be used. These include:

What goes in the REDCycle bins?

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.


Garage Sale

If you are wondering what to do with any items you no longer need, why not do a garage Sale. Why not join the Garage Sale Trail.


Why not donate to local op shops, list on sites such as gumtree, quokka, eBay,, or Facebook buy, sell, and swap groups.
Contact local charitable organisations such as:

Good Sammy’s: or call 9463 0500
The Salvos: or call 13 72 58


Paintback provides this FREE service and is the way to:

  • Responsibly deal with left-over paint after painting.
  • Declutter your garage, shed or under the house of old paint containers.
  • Recycle and reduce waste going to landfill.
  • Avoid landfill fees that may apply to waste paint.

Welshpool Cleanaway WA
Address: 88-92 Radium Street, Welshpool, WA 6106
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am -2:00pm
Phone: 1800 053 784
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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

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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