Boosting the City’s recycling levels through education

05 February 2024 8:54 AM

The City of Kalamunda will roll out its bin tagging program this week.

Together with the WA Local Government Association, the City of Kalamunda will roll out its bin tagging program this week.

Residents will benefit from enhanced knowledge and understanding on how to reduce contamination when recycling at home.

The City’s recycling rate currently sits at 80% which shows an opportunity to improve source separation at home.

As part of the program, Community Waste Bin Taggers will conduct visual health checks of recycling and general waste bins. A simple tagging system with ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ faces will indicate if there is correct source separation. The tags will also provide constructive feedback for bins where source separation could be improved.


Source separation not only benefits the environment by reducing waste going to landfill, but also has economic benefits through cleaner streams of recyclable materials which can be turned into new products to give them a second life.

WALGA’s Bin Tagging Program was started in 2015 and has been successfully rolled out at other local governments across Western Australia, with other councils seeing significant increases in their household recycling rates.

For more information, see the bin tagging FAQs page or please contact the City of Kalamunda at (08) 9257 9999 or email

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