Reducing waste


  • 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
  • Bring your own reusable shopping bags to the shops.


  • Consider hosting a garage sale
  • Find creative ways to repurpose waste for practical purposes, art projects or gifts
  • Turn organic waste into compost or start a worm farm
  • Consider purchasing eco-friendly products made from recycled materials
  • Opt for reusable rather than disposable products, such as coffee cups, where possible.


  • Recycle all paper, cardboard, milk and juice cartons, glass bottles and jars, aluminium and steel cans, plastic bottles and containers in your yellow lid bin
  • Recycle food scraps and garden waste in your green lid bin
  • Local schools can participate in a recycling education program funded by the City of Joondalup.

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