11 to 17 November 2019
National Recycling Week is a great opportunity to remind us all about the importance of recycling. Recycling our valuable materials and resources can have a significant impact on the economy and help us protect our unique environment.
We can all do our part to increase recycling in Western Australia – be it at home, work, school or in our communities.
Let's do this
This National Recycling Week, join thousands of Australians brushing up on their recycling knowledge and becoming champion recyclers.
To help you embrace a low-waste lifestyle, we're giving away a massive hamper full of goodies for you to enjoy. Be sure to enter now for your chance to win.
Most West Australian residents believe that sorting waste is the right and moral thing to do.
Recycling is a constantly evolving industry, with new initiatives and technologies in continual development which can lead to confusion about what can and can't be recycled. Why not brush up on your recycling knowledge here.
Your recycling bin - let's get it sorted
It is important that we recycle correctly to maximise the value of recovered materials and resources. There are many ways to recycle better, for example:
- Place items loose in the recycling bin. Items in bags do not get recycled.
- Empty and rinse bottles and containers to remove contamination.
- Sort your waste inside your home. Set up your bins to help you sort your waste.
- Take the lids off. Small plastic lids go in general waste but metal or large plastic lids go into recycling.
- Take electronic waste to your nearest drop off centre (it cannot go in any household bin). Contact your local government or regional council to find yours.
- Textiles cannot be recycled in your kerbside bin. Damaged textiles go in the general waste bin; to donate good quality textiles, visit giv.org.au.
When we are unsure if an item can be recycled or not, it is important that we check it out before disposing of it. For more information, contact your local government or regional council.
Discover a range of exciting community events celebrating National Recycling Week – most of these are free. Are you hosting an event? Make sure you let us know.
Tell your friends and family about what you're doing. It's more fun to go to these events together, or to challenge yourselves to make a change in your home, workplace or school.
We're hoping more people get involved each year to own their impact and help reap the environmental benefits of recycling. Discover more resources to help you on your waste journey.
Making changes in your everyday life is super simple - together we can make an impact and reduce our waste.
Learn more about recycling