Additional recycling bin (Yellow lid bin)

If you consistently have more recycling waste than will fit in your bin, you can order an additional recycling bin for an extra fee.

The establishment fee and annual service fee for the first year is $123.00.00 and is payable upon application.  The annual fee thereafter will be approximately $54.00 per year and will be added to the annual rates and charges.

Please note: The person applying for the additional bin needs to be the owner of the property or the managing agent.

What can I put in my Recycle Bin?

Want to order an additional recycling bin? please complete the form below.

Additional Greens Waste Bin (Green lid bin)

If you consistently have more green waste than will fit in your bin, you can order an additional greens waste bin for an extra fee.

The establishment fee and annual service fee for the first year is $105.00 and is payable upon application.  The annual fee thereafter will be approximately $36.00 per year and will be added to the annual rates and charges.

Please note: The person applying for the additional bin needs to be the owner of the property or the managing agent.

What can I put in my Greens Waste Bin?

Want to order an additional green waste bin? please complete the form below.

2022/23 Waste Services Guide and Tipping Vouchers FAQ

What has changed?

The City is taking new measures to enhance its reputation as WA’s leading local government when it comes to environmental sustainability.

 In 2022/23, residents will be able to download the annual Waste Services Guide, greens tipping and shredded green waste (mulch) vouchers directly from the City’s website.  This will save approximately 1.5 tonnes of paper.

Why the change?

The City receives many phone calls throughout the year from new residents and those that cannot find their waste services guide and vouchers.

This change enables the City’s residents to download the vouchers when they need them.

How does the new system work?

The Waste Services Guide is available on the City’s website.  From Friday 1 July 2022 residents can visit joondalup.wa.gov.au/greenstippingvouchers and request their greens tipping and shredded green waste (mulch) vouchers by completing the online form with name, address and email address. The vouchers will automatically be sent via email and can be downloaded to a smart device and are immediately ready for use.

Vouchers then only need to be shown on a phone or iPad at the Wangara Greens Recycling Facility for the QR code to be scanned (along with a valid ID to show proof of address, if requested).

I don’t have a smart device, what can I use?

Residents will be able to print the vouchers out at home and take to the Wangara Greens Recycling Facility to be scanned upon entry.

I don’t have a printer, what can I do?

Physical copies of both the guide and vouchers will be provided upon request for residents without the ability or support to access guides or vouchers electronically.

Assistance is also available at any one of the City’s Libraries or from the Customer Service team at the administration building should residents require assistance.

Can my mower man still use them?

As per previous years your mower man can present your pass with a letter from the resident stating that they are your contractor and have permission to use the pass.

Can I get a physical copy sent to me?

We also know that one size does not always fit all, as such, printed copies of both will be available to residents upon request by contacting the City’s Customer Care team on 9400 4255.

More information on the 2022/23 waste guide and tip passes will be available at joondalup.wa.gov.au/greenstippingvouchers from 1 July 2022.

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free JulyPlastic Free July is recognised globally as an annual month of global action where individuals, businesses and governments come together to take action to reduce plastic waste, creating a social change movement. By sharing ideas, positive actions and stories of change, Plastic Free July helps people and organisations “choose to refuse” single-use plastic everyday. Last year, an estimated 140 million people worldwide took part in Plastic Free July. On average, participants reduced their household waste and recycling by 15kg per person. As part of the City’s ongoing efforts to reduce waste going into landfill and to protect the environment, the City has partnered with the Plastic Free July organisation to help the community take action to end plastic waste. There are plenty of workshops and webinars that residents can attend in the lead up to July, and during July to learn ways in which they can reduce the use of plastic:

Title of Workshop Date Location Time Register your attendance
How I Live a Plastic Free Life with Lindsay Miles Thursday 16 June Webinar 6.30pm – 8.00pm Register
Low Tox Life with Alexx Stuart Thursday 23 June Webinar 5.00pm – 5.45pm Register
Reducing Plastic in Everyday Living with Lindsay Miles Saturday 25 June Rob Baddock Community Hall, Kallaroo 10.00am – 11.30am Register
Waste Free Shopping with the Wasteless Pantry Saturday 2 July Sorrento Community Hall, Sorrento 10.00am – 11.30am Register
Plastic Free Living with Lindsay Miles Saturday 9 July Bramston Park Community Sporting Facility, Burns Beach 9.30am – 12.00pm Register

  To find out other ways that you can get involved in the Plastic Free July challenge, take a look at the Plastic Free July website. For more information on the events listed, please call 9400 4255.

Request for bins for new properties

Use this form to request a set of bins for a newly developed property. Please note that only the owner or authorised agent can complete this form.

Alternatively for other requests, complete the:

Additional bins online form

A replacement or repair of bins online form

Owners will have to pay a $159.00 establishment fee plus an annual refuse charge of $360.00. An interim Rates Notice will be issued to cover both charges.

Request an additional set of bins

This form is to request the delivery of an additional set of bins (or part set)

An additional full refuse charge will apply for these bins.

This form is not for requesting bins for a new propertyreplacement or repair of bins or requesting a lime green lid green waste bin.

Request the removal of bins

This form is to request the removal of bins from a property:

  • Which is due to be demolished or
  • For removal of additional bins

This form is not for removal of a stray bin or to request or cancel a green waste bin.

 

Waste Services FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the City’s household waste collection service?

The City has a three bin waste service which assists to:

  • Give residents greater capacity for recycling green waste in the lime green lid bin.
  • Reduce the environmental impacts of sending organic waste to landfill.
  • Reduce the impact of increasing landfill costs on the annual refuse charge to ratepayers.

What the service looks like?

  • One 140L red lid bin for General waste, emptied weekly.
  • One 240L or 360L yellow lid bin for Recycling, emptied fortnightly.
  • One 240L lime green lid bin for Green waste, emptied fortnightly.

This means each week you will present two bins on the verge for collection:

  • Either the red lid general waste bin and yellow lid recycling bin
  • Or the red lid general waste bin and lime green lid green waste bin.

What the three different bin lid colours are for?

The City aligned the waste service to the Australian Standard for bin lid colours.

  • Red for general household waste
  • Lime green for green waste
  • Yellow for recycling.

This is to aid source separation of waste and for each bin to be clearly identifiable.

My yellow lid recycling bin is full every fortnight. What can I do?

The City offers a 50% larger yellow lid recycling bin (360L) which provides more space for recycling. There is no additional charge for a larger recycling bin. Please complete the form below to register for the 360L recycling bin.

Form to upgrade to a 360L recycling bin

You can also pay for an additional recycling bin by completing the form below.

Form to request an additional recycling bin

I’m worried my waste won’t fit in the 140L red lid general waste bin. What can I do?

Make sure all your recycling is placed in the yellow lid recycling bin and your green waste is placed in the lime green lid green waste bin. Separate out your soft plastic packaging and return this to Coles or Woolworths stores for recycling. Come along to one of the City’s events where further information on how to reduce the waste created at home will be available.

My 140L general waste bin is always full before collection day, what can I do now?

The City encourages residents to become more sustainable and find ways to reduce the amount of waste they place in the waste bin. Households who have attempted to reduce their waste but still regularly overfill the 140L red lid general waste have the option to opt out of the 140L bin for a 240L red lid general waste bin by completing the online form below.

Form to opt out of the 140L red lid general waste bin

To opt out of the 140L red lid waste bin and have the 240L waste bin the property owner or authorised agent must pay an opt out establishment fee of $159.00 which includes the first financial year or part thereof. In addition to the opt out establishment fee there will be an additional charge included on your annual Rates notice, set as part of the City’s annual budget, for servicing the larger bin – this additional charge is currently $235.00 each financial year.

What can go into the lime green lid green waste bin?

Loose organic garden waste such as:

  • Lawn clippings
  • Small branches
  • Leaves and flowers
  • Tree pruning’s and cuttings
  • Weeds, sticks and twigs.

Can I put my food waste in the lime green lid green waste bin?

No, the lime green lid bin is for green waste only, it is collected every fortnight. Please only place loose organic garden waste in this bin.

I don’t use my lime green lid green waste bin, do I have to have it?

If you don’t have gardens, lawns or plants you may not need a green waste bin. Residents who meet this criteria and wish to opt out of the green waste bin should fill in the request form. Checks will be made on properties who have opted out of the green waste bin to ensure it is not required.

My lime green lid green waste bin is full every fortnight. What can I do?

Additional greens waste can be taken to the Wangara Greens Recycling Facility, 70 Motivation Drive, Wangara on Saturday and Sunday.  This is a free service using a greens tipping voucher located in your waste guide.  A drop off fee will be charged without a voucher.

Can I have a bigger lime green lid green waste bin?

No, as the weight limit on all bins in 70kg. Greens waste can be quite heavy, therefore the lime green lid green waste bin is 240L in size.

However you can request an additional green waste bin by completing the form below.

Form for an additional green waste bin

 

 

Asbestos disposal for residents

Asbestos is a hazardous material, the safest way to remove it is to engage a licensed asbestos removal specialist.

If this is not possible and residents need to dispose of asbestos, residents can drop off asbestos free of charge at Tamala Park each Sunday, with conditions listed below:

  • The asbestos must be wrapped in heavy duty (200 micron) builders plastic and sealed with strong duct tape. Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) sell the plastic and tape if required, its also available from most hardware stores
  • Asbestos must be delivered completely wrapped, securely sealed, and clearly labelled ‘CAUTION ASBESTOS’
  • MRC staff are unable to unload the asbestos. Ensure you have someone with you to help off-load the asbestos
  • Residents must complete the Residential Asbestos Drop-off Declaration which can be found on the MRC website, or provided by the MRC weighbridge attendant on arrival.

Quantity limits for free drop off

  • 165kg (approximately 3-4 fencing sheets) can be dropped off for free. This is in line with commercial guidelines for safe disposal without a licence
  • Residents may make multiple visits up to a maximum of five with each load only holding the limit of 165kgs, after which MRC will charge for asbestos disposal
  • For asbestos loads over 165kg, the additional kg will be charged at the standard rate (approximately $250.00p/tonne) along with the minimum entry fee (check the current accepted fees and charges).

 

Litter – report littering

Littering is the dumping of any household rubbish including furniture items, garden refuse, building or fencing materials.

City Officers investigate all offences relating to unauthorised litter dumping and will prosecute offenders who fail to dispose of their rubbish in a responsible manner.

Complete the online form providing:

  • A description of the items
  • A description and number of persons involved
  • registration details and description of the vehicle involved
  • The exact location of the incident
  • Your contact number in case City Officers require further information
  • Photographs if any taken

Illegal dumping – report illegal dumping

Illegal dumping relates to the disposal of items likely to be toxic or dangerous to the environment or persons such as chemical waste, batteries, dumping of oil or paint products.

City Officers investigate all offences relating to unauthorised litter dumping and will prosecute offenders who fail to dispose of their rubbish in a responsible manner.

Complete the online form providing:

  • A description of the items
  • A description and number of persons involved
  • Registration details and description of the vehicle involved
  • The exact location of the incident
  • Your contact number in case City Officers require further information
  • Photographs if any taken.

Find general waste, green waste, recycling and bulk verge green waste collection dates

Enter your address in the box below to find your general waste (red lid), green waste (lime green lid) and recycling (yellow lid) bin collection days and green waste verge collection dates.


Please place your bins on the verge for collection by 5.00am on your collection day and return all bins to within your property line within 24hrs.

General Waste (red lid bin) collection days

Occurs weekly.

Red lid bin day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Suburb Duncraig, Edgewater, Marmion, Sorrento Kallaroo, Hillarys, Craigie, Padbury Warwick, Kingsley, Beldon, Greenwood Mullaloo, Ocean Reef, Heathridge, Woodvale Burns Beach, Joondalup, Kinross, Connolly, Iluka, Currambine

Recycling (yellow lid bin) collection day

Occurs fortnightly on the same day as the red lid bin collection day.

Yellow lid bin collection weeks
Week 1 Week 2
Burns Beach, Duncraig, Hillarys, Joondalup, Kallaroo, Kingsley, Kinross, Mullaloo, Ocean Reef, Warwick Beldon, Connolly, Craigie, Currambine, Edgewater, Greenwood, Heathridge, Iluka, Marmion, Padbury, Sorrento, Woodvale

Green waste (lime green lid bin) collection day

Occurs fortnightly on the same day as the red lid bin collection day.

Lime lid bin collection weeks
Week 1 Week 2
Beldon, Connolly, Craigie, Currambine, Edgewater, Greenwood, Heathridge, Iluka, Marmion, Padbury, Sorrento, Woodvale Burns Beach, Duncraig, Hillarys, Joondalup, Kallaroo, Kingsley, Kinross, Mullaloo, Ocean Reef, Warwick

 

Please note: There are no bin collections on Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday – refer to the calendar in the Waste Guide below for altered days for these periods.

Waste collection information can also be found in your Waste Guide.

Bin services on public holidays

There are no bin collections on Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

As Christmas Day 2022 and New Years Day 2023 both fall on a Sunday, there is no change to the scheduled collections.

Good Friday 2022 bin collections will be on Easter Saturday (affecting Burns Beach, Joondalup, Kinross, Connolly, Currambine and Iluka residents only).

All other public holiday’s includingAustralia Day, Labour Day, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Western Australia Day and Queens Birthday collections remain as normal.

Bulk green verge collection

Please note the new collection for 2022/23 have been released.

Waste disposal information

Please refer to the Waste Disposal Guide to find out where to dispose of particular waste items.

Missed bins

If your bin was out for collection and missed/not collected please contact the City’s waste collection contractor SUEZ on 9350 7196.

General waste (red lid) bin processing

General waste should be placed in the red lid bin only.

  1. General waste is collected and transported to the Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) at Neerabup
  2. The organic contents (eg. approximately 50%), such as garden waste, food scraps, cottons or textiles, are composted. The compost is used in the rehabilitation of degraded lands and as a soil conditioner
  3. The remaining non-organic, residual waste is then sent to landfill.

How to make better compost

Place no glass – whole or broken in your general waste bin

If glass is placed in the green lid bin it can reduce the quality of the compost.

The “No Glass” campaign is coordinated by Mindarie Regional Council and involves City of Joondalup, City of Wanneroo, Town of Cambridge, City of Vincent and Town of Victoria Park.

Further information regarding green waste and green waste collections is available in the Waste Guide.

Bulk green waste

Green waste verge collection

The bulk green waste verge collection service is a scheduled collection and is for garden waste only. The collection service runs once per suburb, per financial year. To check the collection dates for your next green waste verge collection use the search tool below.

Please note collections for your area commence on the Monday and are completed by Friday. 

 

What you can put out on your verge for collection:

  • Garden prunings
  • Tree loppings (less than 1.5m in length)
  • Palm leaves
  • Tree limbs, branches, small logs (1.5m in length).

Note: Branches more than 150mm in diameter must be cut into 300mm lengths.

What you cannot put out for collection:

  • Building rubble
  • Treated timber/pine
  • Bagged waste
  • Pallets
  • Railways sleepers
  • Processed wood
  • Sand or soil.

Important to remember:

Collections commence on Mondays and are completed by the Friday of the same week. 

All bulk green waste must be placed loose on the verge with no use of boxes, bags or containers. All non-green waste items will be considered as littering. Bulk green waste is shredded and mulched, therefore it cannot be contaminated with any other waste.

Do not place bulk green waste on artificial turf, stenciled paving or near water meters or power domes. Only place green waste on your verge.

If you find you only have a very small amount of green waste or loose leaves, please place it into your lime green lid greens waste bin.

If you missed your bulk verge greens waste collection or can’t wait for your scheduled collection, residents can drop off their garden waste at the Wangara Greens Recycling Centre on weekends and public holidays. A valid City of Joondalup tipping voucher must be presented or charges will apply. The tipping voucher is on the back page of the Waste Guide sent to ratepayers.

Green waste tipping and mulch

Self haul greens  

The City issues residents with four green waste tipping vouchers (found at the back of your Waste Guide). These can be used at the Wangara Greens Recycling Centre. Residents can dispose of up to 500kgs of clean green waste using their tipping vouchers.

These vouchers are valid for the financial year, and can only be used on weekends and public holidays at the Wangara Greens Recycling Centre. Entry fees will apply without a valid voucher.

Free mulch

The greens processed at the Wangara Greens Recycling Facility is turned into mulch. This mulch is available for use on your gardens to keep the moisture in the soil from evaporating and adds organic matter to the soil.

Pick up your FREE mulch using your mulch vouchers (available to download online) from Wangara Greens Recycling Facility. Mulch can be collected in trailers, or utes, all trailers and utes must be covered by tarpaulins and secured with rope when collecting mulch.

For further information regarding bulk green waste and green waste collections, please refer to the Waste Guide below.

 

Waste disposal guide

ItemDisposalOther information
Acids Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Aerosol cans Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Air conditionersOn demand bulk waste collection service Call 9449 3363 to arrange the collection of a maximum of 4 whitegoods per financial year.
Aluminium cansRecycling Bin (yellow lid); OtherContainers for Change
Aluminium foilRecycling Bin (Yellow lid); general waste bin (Red lid)Clean aluminium foil should be scrunched into balls of at least 5cm diameter and placed in the recycling bin. If the foil has been contaminated with food it should be placed in the general waste bin.
Ammonia Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Ammunition, explosivesOtherIf stable hand in at local police station or call 131 444 for help
Animal droppingsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCompost at home
Animal litter/bedding wasteGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Asbestos Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Ash (cooled)General waste bin (red lid)Sprinkle on garden if from clean wood.
Auto Batteries Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Automotive fluids (coolant, brake fluid) Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Baking pans & pots Bulk hard waste skip bin; OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Baking pans & pots (broken)Bulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid)
BalloonsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Bamboo utensils and skewersGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Band-AidsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Barbecue Charcoal (cooled)General waste bin (red lid)
BarbecuesBulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
BasketsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Batteries Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Batteries (vehicle) Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Beads (Bean bag/Cushion/Packing/polystyrene)General waste bin (red lid); OtherClaw Environmental
Beer bottlesRecycling Bin (yellow lid); OtherContainers for Change
Beer cansRecycling Bin (yellow lid); OtherContainers for Change
Beer cartonsRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
BicyclesOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Charity Partners
Bicycles and bike parts (broken)Bulk hard waste skip bin
Black plastic containersGeneral waste bin (red lid)
BlanketsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta; Pet Rescue Centres
Bleaches Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Blinds (vertical and venetian)Bulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
Blister packsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Bones and shellsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
BooksGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Boots -work, steel capsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCharity partners; Totally Work Wear
Bottle tops/lidsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherSave up and take to your nearest Containers for Change drop off point
Bottles (Plastic and glass)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid); OtherContainers for Change
Boxes - cardboardRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)Tamala Park Recycling Centre
BranchesGreens waste bin (lime green lid); OtherBulk verge green waste collection, Wangara Greens Recycling Centre (use vouchers, weekends only)
BreadGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherBokashi bucket composting
Bread bag tagsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCollect for bread bags for wheelchairs charity
Bricks brokenOtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
Bricks reusableOtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply; Marketplace Social Media
Bubble wrapGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherColes and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
Building materials/waste (C&D)OtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
Cameras (photograph)E-waste; otherE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Candles and candle waxGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Cans (drinks)Recycling Bin (yellow lid); OtherContainers for Change
Car baby seatBulk hard waste skip bin
Car parts (gear boxes, engine blocks or panels)OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre - charges may apply; Vehicle wreckers
Car restraintsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Carbon paperGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Cardboard (boxes & other types)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)Tamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Cards (greetings)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Carpet/underlayBulk hard waste skip binTamala Park Recycling Centre or tip; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
Cartons (non silver-lined milk and juice)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Cassette tapesBulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid)
CDs and CD casesBulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid)
CellophaneGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherColes and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
Ceramic (broken plates,mugs pots)General waste bin (red lid)
Cereal boxesRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Chemical containers Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Christmas lights/party lights/fairy lightsBulk hard waste skip bin
Christmas tree (artificial)Bulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
Christmas tree (live)Greens waste bin (lime green lid); OtherGreen waste verge collection; Wangara Greens Recycling Facility
Cigarette buttsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Cigarette lighters Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Cleaners Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Clothes hangersGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Clothing /shoes OtherCharity Partners; Market Place
Clothing/shoes (ruined)General waste bin (red lid)
Cockroach bait (plastic) Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Coffee Cups (takeaway disposable)General waste bin (red lid)
Coffee groundsGeneral waste bin (red lid)Compost at home
Coffee jars & cansRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Coffee pods and capsulesGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCheck Nespresso and Terracycle website.
Colorbond fencingOtherScarp metal recyclers, Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta charges may apply
Compostable bin linersGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Compostable nappiesGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Computer components/accessoriesE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Computer paperRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
ConcreteOtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
Concrete (Construction & Demolition)OtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
Cooking fat (solid)General waste bin (red lid)
Cooking oil (up to 20litres)OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre
CorkGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Cork (Bottles)OtherCity of Joondalup Library - Joondalup
Cosmetic jars (glass)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Cosmetic jars (plastic containers)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Cotton wool/budsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Crockery/ceramics (plates, pots, cups)General waste bin (red lid); OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Crockery/ceramics (plates, pots, cups) (Broken)General waste bin (red lid)
Cups & SaucersGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Cups, including Coffee Cups (takeaway disposable)General waste bin (red lid)
Cutlery (metal)General waste bin (red lid); OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Cutlery (Plastic)General waste bin (red lid)
Cutlery (Wood)General waste bin (red lid)
Deodorant (roll-on) (empty)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Diesel and petrol Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Dirt & soilOtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
Dirt/soil/clean fillOtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
Disposable nappiesGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Disposable razorsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
DoonaBulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid)
Drink cansRecycling Bin (yellow lid); OtherContainers for Change
Dry cleaning bagsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherColes and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
DVD playerE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
DVDsBulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid)
Egg CartonsRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Electric blanketsBulk hard waste skip bin
Electrical appliances (not working)Bulk hard waste skip bin
Electrical appliances (working)OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre
Electrical cablesE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Electronic devices E-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Engine oil (up to 20L)Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Engine oil (up to 5L)Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
EnvelopesRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Envelopes (windows removed)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
EPIRB locator beaconsOtherDepartment of Transport Hillary's Boat Harbour.
Exercise equipmentBulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
Exercise equipment (in working order)OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre, social media market place
Fencing (Construction & Demolition)OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre or tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
Fertiliser Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Fibre glassOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre or tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
Fire extinguishers Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
DuveeBulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid)
Fishing rodsBulk hard waste skip bin
Flammable liquids / containers Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Flares Household Hazardous WasteDepartment of Transport flare disposal location; Tamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycle Centre Balcatta
Florist foamGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Flowers (no wires or packaging)Greens waste bin (lime green lid)Compost at home
Fluorescent tubes and globesHousehold Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Fly tapeGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Food and vegetable scrapsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCompost at home
Food cans (rinsed)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Food scrapsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCompost at home
Frozen food bagsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherColes and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
Fruit juice cartons - large (not silver lined)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Fruit juice cartons (small UHT)General waste bin (red lid); OtherContainers for Change
Furniture (broken)Bulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
Furniture (suitable for reuse)OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Charity Partners
Garden chemicals/poison Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Garden waste (larger branches, logs, roots)OtherGreen waste verge collection; Wangara Greens Recycling Facility
Garden waste (small pruning's, leaf fall, grass clippings)Greens waste bin (lime green lid); OtherCompost at home
Gas cylinders (lpg/propane/butane only) Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Fishing line and hooksGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Glass - BrokenRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Glass (framed only eg. Windows/doors)OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre - charges may apply
Glass bottles and jarsRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Glasses/spectacles/sunglassesOtherSpecsavers; free of charge to Reply Paid 3021, Lions Recycle for Sight, PO Box 3021 CLONTARF MDC 4019
Glossy magazines / brochuresRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Glad wrap (clean)General waste bin (red lid); OtherColes and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
Gravel (C&D)OtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
Greaseproof paperGeneral waste bin (red lid)
GutteringBulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
Hair (animal and human)General waste bin (red lid)
Hair (false, wigs , extensions)General waste bin (red lid)
Hair (real)General waste bin (red lid)
Hard drivesE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Heat packs - gelGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Heat packs - wheatGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Hose (garden hose)General waste bin (red lid)
Hose piping (reticulation or pipe)Bulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
Household batteries Household Hazardous WasteCity of Joondalup Libraries; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Household hazardous wasteHousehold Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Ice cream containers (plastic)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Inflatable itemsBulk hard waste skip bin; general waste bin (red lid)
Ink cartridgesOtherAustralia Post stores; Officeworks; City of Joondalup Libraries- Joondalup and Woodvale
InsecticidesHousehold Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Jars and jar lidsRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
JewelleryOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Charity Partners
Jewellery broken General waste bin (red lid)
Juice cartons/bottles/containersRecycling Bin (yellow lid)Containers for Change
Junk mailRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
KeroseneHousehold Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Kitchen sinksOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre or tip - charges may apply
Kitty litterGeneral waste bin (red lid)
KnivesGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Laminated paperGeneral waste bin (red lid)
LatticeOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre or tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
Lawn clippingsGreens waste bin (lime green lid)
Lawn mowersBulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply (Kingsley Mens Shed)
LeavesGreens waste bin (lime green lid)
Lever arch filesGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Lids - small plastic (bottles, cartons)General waste bin (red lid); OtherGreen Batch
Lids (metal jar, plastic tub)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Light bulbs / fluorescent tubes Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Light globesOtherIkea - Innaloo; City of Joondalup Libraries - Joondalup and Woodvale; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Lolly wrappersGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherColes and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
Lolly wrappers (sweet wrappers)General waste bin (red lid); OtherColes and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
Long-life cartons (UHT)General waste bin (red lid)
Lunch boxesGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
MagazinesRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Magazines and brochuresRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
MagnetsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Manure/animal droppingsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCompost at home
Manure/animal pooGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCompost at home
Margarine tubs (clean)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Masonite (C&D)OtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
MattressesOn demand bulk waste collection service Call 9449 3363 to arrange the collection of a maximum of 6 mattresses per financial year
Meat trays (all)General waste bin (red lid)
Meat trays (polystyrene/ foam)General waste bin (red lid)
Medicines OtherLocal pharmacy for safe disposal
Metal lidsRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Metal pots and pansGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Metal razor bladesGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Milk bottles and milk cartonsRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Mineral turpentine Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
MirrorsOtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Cente; Recycling Centre Balcatta - charges may apply.
Mirrors (broken)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Mirrors (framed/whole)OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Charity Partners
Mobile phone chargersE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Mobile phonesE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
ModemsE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Mops and broomsBulk hard waste skip bin
Motor oil (1x 5L sealed can only)Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycling Centre
Motor oil (up to 20L) Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Mouse trapsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Nail polish Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Nappies (disposable)General waste bin (red lid)
Needles (medical)OtherChemist Warehouse; return to place of purchase, Sharps disposal bin
Nespresso podsOtherCheck Nespresso website for nearest drop off
Newspapers (clean)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Newspapers (soiled)General waste bin (red lid)
Office chairsBulk hard waste skip bin
Oil (cooking)Other Tamala Park Recycle Centre
Oil (vehicle) up to 5LOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre
Package polystyrene (packaging foam)otherClaw Environmental; Tamala Park Recycling Centre (no beads)
Paint and solvents Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Paint stripper Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Paint thinner Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Paint tins Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Paint tins - empty Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Paint tins (empty/dry)General waste bin (red lid)
PaperRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Paper (shredded - bagged)General waste bin (red lid); OtherCompost at home
Paper bagsRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Paper towel rolls (inner)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Paper towels & napkins (used)General waste bin (red lid)
Paper towels (used)General waste bin (red lid)
Pavers brokenOtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
Pavers reusableOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre - charges may apply
Peels (fruit and vegetable)General waste bin (red lid); OtherCompost at home
Pens/biros/textas/pencils/felt tipsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
PerspexOtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
Pest Control chemicals Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Pest Control Poison containers Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Pest control productsHousehold Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
PesticidesHousehold Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Pet food tins (rinsed)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Petrol & flammable liquids Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Petrol and dieselHousehold Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Phone booksRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
PhotocopiersE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
PhotographsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Picture framesOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Charity Partners
Picture frames (broken)Bulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid)
PillowsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Pizza boxes (clean)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Pizza boxes (soiled/oily)General waste bin (red lid)
PlacematsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Placemats (plastic)General waste bin (red lid); OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
PlasterboardOtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
Plastic bags (empty)General waste bin (red lid); OtherColes and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
Plastic Bottle lidsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherGreen Batch
Plastic containers (food, drink) (clean)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Plastic meat trays (all)General waste bin (red lid)
Plastic Plant PotsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCLAW Environmental; Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Plastic platesGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Plastic post packsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherColes and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
Plastic punnetRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Plastic sheetsBulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid)Coles and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
Plastic storageBulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid)
Gloves (Disposable, Latex/rubber)General waste bin (red lid)Terracycle recycling boxes - fees apply
Poison (liquid/solid) Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
PolystyreneBulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid); OtherClaw Environmental; Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Pool chemicals Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Pool coversOtherTamala Park tip - charges will apply
Pop sticksGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Potato chip packetGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherColes and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
Pots and pans (broken)General waste bin (red lid)
PotteryBulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid); OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Prams and strollers (broken)Bulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park tip fees may apply
Prams/pushchairs (working order)OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Printer cartridgesOtherAustralia Post stores; Officeworks; City of Joondalup Libraries- Joondalup and Woodvale
PrintersE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
ProjectorsE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
PVC (windows, doors)OtherTamala Park tip - charges will apply
Pyrex (ovenware)OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Plastic toys (e.g bucket and spade)General waste bin (red lid)
RadiosE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
RagsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Railway SleepersOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Mountain Movers
Rat poison Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
RazorsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Refrigerators and freezersOn demand bulk waste collection service Call 9449 3363 to arrange the collection of a maximum of 4 whitegoods per financial year.
Reticulation pipe (cut in to 1m lengths)Bulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid)
RopeGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Rope (long lengths)Bulk hard waste skip bin
Rope (short lengths)General waste bin (red lid)
Rubber tyresOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre - charges may apply
RugsBulk hard waste skip bin; OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta (Clean)
Sanitary productsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Sauce bottles (rinsed)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
ScannersE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Scrap metal (sheeting, wire)OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta; Scrap metal merchants
SeafoodGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Seedling containersGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherColes and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
SharpsOtherChemist Warehouse; return to place of purchase
Shoe polish Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
ShoesGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Shoes - work bootsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCharity partners; Totally Work Wear
Shower ScreenOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre - charges may apply
Small deceased animalsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Smoke alarms Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
SoapGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Soft drink bottles Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)Containers for Change
Soft drink cansRecycling Bin (Yellow lid); OtherContainers for Change
SoilOtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
SpectaclesOtherSpecsavers; free of charge to Reply Paid 3021, Lions Recycle for Sight, PO Box 3021 CLONTARF MDC 4019
Spirit bottles - emptyRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Sporting goodsBulk hard waste skip bin; OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Steel cansRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
StrawsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Styrofoam/Foam boxesGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherClaw Environmental; Tamala Park Recycling Centre (Clean)
SuitcasesBulk hard waste skip bin; OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Syringes and needlesOtherChemist Warehouse inside impervious containers; place of purchase
Take away paper food containersGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Take away plastic food containers (rinsed)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Tea bagsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Tea leaves and bagsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCompost at home
TelephonesE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
TelevisionE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Terracotta tiles/potsGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Tetrapaks (UHT)General waste bin (red lid); OtherSmall tetrapacks (juice boxes) can be taken to Containers for Change sites
Thermometers (mercury)Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
TilesOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre - charges may apply
Tiles - BrokenOtherTamala Park tip - charges will apply
Tiles (roof, wall and floor)OtherTamala Park tip; Northsands Resources; Quinns Quarry - charges may apply
TimberBulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
Timber (untreated)Bulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
Timber CCA (copper, chromium & arsenic)OtherTamala Park tip - charges will apply
TissuesGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Toilet paper rolls (inner)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
ToolsBulk hard waste skip bin; OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
ToothbrushesGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherTerracycle recycling program
Toothpaste tubesGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherTerracycle recycling program
Toothpicks (wooden or plastic)General waste bin (red lid)
Toys (broken)Bulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid)
Toys (electronic)Bulk hard waste skip bin; OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Toys (good working order)OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Charity Partners
Toys plastic (broken)General waste bin (red lid)
TupperwareGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCharity Partners; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta
Two stroke oil (up to 5L)OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre
TyresOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre or tip - charges may apply
USBsE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Vacuum cleaner dustGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Varnish Household Hazardous WasteTamala Park Recycle Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Vehicle oil (up to 5 litres)Other Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Vertical and venetian blindsBulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
Video playerE-wasteE-waste drop off events; Tamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta.
Video tapesBulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid)
VinylBulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
Vinyl (kitchen tiles etc)OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre or tip - charges may apply
Water bottlesRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Waxed cardboardRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Waxed paperRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
WeedsGreens waste bin (lime green lid)
Wheel ChairsOtherTamala Park Recycling Centre, Charity Partners
Wheelbarrow (tyre removed)Bulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
White goodsOn demand bulk waste collection service Call 9449 3363 to arrange the collection of a maximum of 4 whitegoods per financial year.
Wine bladders pourer removedGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Wine bottle lids - metalRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Wine bottle lids - plasticGeneral waste bin (red lid)
Wine bottlesRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Wood (broken furniture, lengths, cut-offs)Bulk hard waste skip bin; OtherTamala Park Recycling Centre; Recycling Centre Balcatta fees may apply
Wood (garden pruning)Greens waste bin (lime green lid)Compost/mulch at home
Wooden palletsBulk hard waste skip bin; OtherReturn to supplier, Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Wooden planks/bits of wooden furnitureBulk hard waste skip bin
Wrapping paperRecycling Bin (Yellow lid)
X-ray filmsOtherCMA Ecocyle: 89 Christable Way, Landsdale 6065
X-RaysGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherCMA Ecocyle 89 Christable Way, Landsdale
Yoghurt containers (rinsed)Recycling Bin (Yellow lid)
Yoghurt pouches with lid on (e.g. yoghurt/baby food)Coles and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
Zip lock plastic bagsGeneral waste bin (red lid); OtherColes and Woolworths Supermarkets look for the REDcycle collection bin at the front of the store.
QuiltsBulk hard waste skip bin; General waste bin (red lid)Charity partners

 

Paint and hazardous waste disposal

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) can be dropped off in domestic quantities at the permanent drop off facilities, free of charge, seven days a week. The facilities are at Tamala Park Recycling and Balcatta Recycling Centre. View the full list of what you can drop off

Asbestos can be dropped off at Tamala Park Tip – fees apply. This facility also operates a free drop-off day every Sunday for domestic quantities of asbestos – conditions apply. Call Tamala Park directly on 9306 6303 to discuss asbestos disposal or refer to the web page for free asbestos drop-off on their website.

 

 

General waste bin (red lid)

What to dispose of in your red lid general waste bin

  • Food waste, scraps and leftovers
  • Hygiene products
  • Animal waste
  • Nappies
  • Ceramics (plates, mugs, bowls etc.)
  • General household waste
  • Broken items
  • Shredded paper (bagged).

*Keep recycling out of your red lid bin – all waste collected from the red lid bin is currently being sent to landfill. If you are filling up your recycling bin each fortnight use the online form to apply for a FREE bigger 360L recycling bin.

Items not permitted in the red lid general waste bin

  • Glass (broken or other)
  • Hot or burning ash
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Bricks, concrete, sand and other building materials
  • Green waste
  • Household hazard waste
  • Old tyres and motor oil
  • Combustible liquid, paint or other solvents
  • Liquids
  • Aerosols
  • Pesticides, herbicides and other dangerous chemicals
  • Light globes/fluorescent tubes.

For details on where to dispose of other items please refer to the Waste Disposal Guide.

Leave the bin on the verge from 5.00am on your collection day.

If your bin was missed / not emptied on collection day please phone SUEZ on 9350 7196.

Reducing waste

Avoid – prevent waste in the first instance

  • 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.

Reduce – to produce less waste

  • Refuse single plastic e.g. cups and straws
  • Purchase in bulk where possible
  • Say no to junk mail
  • Only purchase what you need.

Reuse – use the same item more than once

  • Take your own reusable shopping and produce bags to the shops
  • Consider hosting a garage sale
  • Find creative ways to repurpose waste for practical purposes, art projects or gifts
  • 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
  • Take reusable items to the REUSE shop at Tamala Park.

Recycle – converting waste materials into new materials and objects

  • 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
  • Green waste from the lime green lid is turned into compost
  • Place food or garden waste in a compost or worm farm at home
  • Instead of putting soft plastic in the red lid bin, take it to a REDcycle location
  • Take eligible containers to a Containers for Change drop off point
  • Clean and undamaged clothes can be donated to a local charity shop
  • Local schools can participate in a waste education program funded by the City of Joondalup, please visit this page or call 9400 4077 for further information.

Please refer to the A-Z Waste Disposal Guide to ensure you are sorting your waste correctly.

Assistance with waste bins

The City may be able to assist residents with mobility needs with a waste bin ferrying service to the kerb on bin collection day.

A request for this service must be received in writing via  info@joondalup.wa.gov.au or addressed to The City of Joondalup, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup, WA, 6027.

 

Recycling bin (yellow lid)

What you can put into your yellow lid recycling bin?

  • Clean rigid plastics – bottles and containers, rigid plastic containers
  • Clean paper and cardboards – milk and juice cartons, magazines, newspaper, egg cartons, cereal boxes
  • Clean aluminium and steel – food, drink and pet food cans
  • Clean glass – (including broken glass) – food and drink bottles and jars.

What you cannot put in your yellow lid recycling bin

  • Nappies and animal waste
  • Plastic bags and soft plastics
  • Organic waste – garden clippings, food waste
  • Electronic waste
  • Batteries
  • Medical waste and syringes
  • Clothing and textiles
  • Ceramics – plates, mugs etc
  • Hazardous waste (paint and paint tins, chemicals, asbestos)
  • Liquids
  • Aerosols
  • Shredded paper
  • Bottle tops/lids
  • UHT containers (long life).

Helpful tips

  • Keep recyclables loose and not in bags
  • Flatten cardboard boxes and squash plastic bottles and cans
  • Remove lids from all bottles, jars, containers – place lids in red lid general waste bin
  • Rinse items.

Missed or half emptied bins

If your recycling bin was missed/not emptied on your collection day please phone SUEZ on 9350 7196.

Car battery and engine oil recycling

As of March 2021, the City of Joondalup has indefinitely ceased the kerbside collection of used car batteries and motor oils.

Batteries, oil and other hazardous products must not be disposed of in household waste and recycling bins. These items pose a risk to staff, vehicles and sorting equipment during the collection and processing of waste and recycling.

This decision has been made in response to occupational health and safety concerns, particularly regarding the handling and transport, as well as the risks to the community and the environment when hazardous items are placed in domestic collections.

There are several drop off centres that residents can continue to effectively and safely dispose of batteries and motor oils, free of charge:

  • Tamala Park Recycling Facility, 1700 Marmion Avenue, Mindarie
  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road, Balcatta
  • Wangara Greens Recycling Facility, 70 Motivation Drive, Wangara
  • Various retail outlets that sell batteries and engine oils who have disposal options which may be local to you

Search the waste disposal guide

 

Littering and dumping of illegal waste

Littering is the dumping of any household rubbish including furniture items, garden refuse, building or fencing materials.

Illegal dumping relates to the disposal of items likely to be toxic or dangerous to the environment or persons such as chemical waste, batteries, dumping of oil or paint products.

City Officers investigate all offences relating to littering and the dumping of illegal waste and will prosecute offenders who fail to dispose of their rubbish in a responsible manner.

Prescribed offences and penalties for littering and dumping  is a minimum of:

  • $200.00 for an individual
  • $500.00 for a Body Corporate.

Fines of $500.00 apply to the dumping of litter that creates a public risk such as drugs/chemicals, broken glass, tyres, batteries and needles.

If you witness an incident of littering or illegal dumping, try to note down:

  • Vehicle description including registration details
  • Description of person or persons involved
  • Location of the incident
  • Date/time incident witnessed
  • What type of litter has been dumped
  • A contact number in case City Rangers require further information
  • Take a photograph if safe to do so.

Report littering or dumping 

Waste education

Avoid, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover

There are a couple of waste education opportunities for schools which are curriculum aligned and delivered by professional educators. Schools can access any of these programs:

  • The City of Joondalup’s sponsored Recycling Educator, Suez, deliver The Recoverables program. The Recoverables program is:
    • Free and presented by an experienced educator
    • Varies in duration depending on the lesson/s selected by the school
    • Adaptable for any age group from pre-school to Year 6
    • Suitable for groups of up to 35 students
    • Suez’s Waste Education Officer will visit schools and conduct the lesson/s in which the school has selected. For further information or to make a booking, contact the Suez Waste Education Officer on 0448 034 260.
  • The Waste Authority also offer the WasteSorted schools program.

Student outcomes

Linked to geography and science content descriptors and the sustainability cross curriculum priority in the Australian Curriculum. Key components covered include:

  • The importance of waste minimisation
  • What it means to: Avoid, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover
  • What happens to recyclables once collected
  • The importance of protecting the environment through changes in our everyday activities.

There are many other ways in which schools can be involved:

Keep up to date on what the City has available for schools by subscribing to the School Connections Newsletter.

For more information about what can go into your kerbside bins, please refer to the Waste Guide 2022-23 or the Waste Disposal Guide. Feel free to get in touch with the City’s Waste Education Officer on 9400 4077 if you would like any more information.