Reducing waste

Avoid

  • Maintain and repair items rather than disposing of them
  • Grow your own fruit, vegetables, herbs and nuts at home
  • Purchase quality products that have no or minimal packaging
  • Take your own reusable shopping bags to the shops.

Reuse

  • Consider hosting a garage sale
  • Find creative ways to repurpose waste for practical purposes, art projects or gifts
  • Place food or garden waste in a compost or worm farm at home
  • Consider purchasing eco-friendly products made from recycled materials
  • Opt for reusable rather than disposable products, such as keep cups instead of disposable coffee cups, carry your own utensils to avoid single use knives, forks and spoons.

Recycle

  • Recycle all paper, cardboard, milk and juice cartons, glass bottles and jars, aluminium and steel cans, plastic bottles and containers in the yellow lid recycling bin
  • Place food scraps into the red lid general waste bin, where they will be transported to the Resource Recovery Facility where the organic contents are composted
  • Green waste from the lime green lid, green waste bin is turned into compost
  • Local schools can participate in a recycling education program funded by the City of Joondalup, please call 9400 4392 for further information.

For further information about reducing waste, attend a free Earth Carers course run by the Mindarie Regional Council.