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Balloons

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Instead of using balloons for decoration, try a more environmentally sustainable option like paper flowers that can be composted

Band-Aids

Band-Aids should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Batteries (household)

Do not place household batteries, fluorescent globes/CFLs, mobile phones or ink cartridges in your household bins. They can be recycled but only if disposed of correctly. You can drop these items off at

  • City of Vincent Administration Centre, 244 Vincent Street,
  • City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus Street
  • Beatty Park, 220 Vincent Street (no mobile phones)
  • Hawaiian's Mezz Shopping Centre, 148 Scarborough Beach Road (no mobile phones)
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Batteries (vehicle)

Please drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area. 

Your closest Household Hazardous Waste Areas:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Barbecues

Household goods of any kind, such as barbecues, should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

These items are not suitable for bins and should be collected through your bulk goods service.

If still in working condition please donate these items to charity/Recycling Shop at Balcatta Recycling Centre or Tamala Park

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Beads (Bean bag/Cushion/Packing/polystyrene)

Small amounts of polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should be placed in your general waste bin as it can’t be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. 

Beer bottles

 Yellow-topped recycling bin, even if the glass is broken.

Lids need to be removed from bottles and jars for processing.

Bottle tops and lids larger than the size of a business card (eg. lids from jam jars) are much easier to sort, and can be placed in your yellow-lid recycling bin, provided they are separated from the bottle or container.

Plastic bottle tops smaller than the size of a business card should not be placed in recycling bins, and need to be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin. Some schools also collected them for art projects.

Steel bottle tops can be recycled via this method:

Steel bottle tops are too small to go straight in the recycling bin; they will fall through the sorting machines.  The best way to recycle them is to collect them in an empty steel can and when the can is about half full squeeze the top closed and put the can and tops in the recycling bin.  At the recycling station, magnets will pick up the steel can, with the tops inside and drop them in a collection basket ready to be melted down and reused. 

Bicycles

There are numerous charities that will accept unwanted bicycles and bike parts.

Contact the Recycling Shop at the Recycling Centre Balcatta , 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555 or  Bicycles for Humanity Bicycles can also be put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

Blinds and Window Coverings

Bulk verge collection

Bricks

Construction and demolition waste such as bricks should never be disposed of in any of your bins.

These items can be dropped off (fees apply):

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Broken glass

All glass (except light bulbs) should go into your yellow-topped bin, even if it is broken.

If you have light bulbs/ fluorescent tubes you need to dispose of they must be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.

Glass containers should be rinsed to remove residue where possible. Tip: you can use your left over washing up water for this.

Don't forget to remove the lids.

Bubble wrap

You can take small amounts of bubble wrap to major supermarkets such as Coles or Woolworths for recycling with your other soft plastics – look for the soft plastic collection bin at the front of the store. If you're not able to drop it off, small amounts of bubble wrap should be disposed of in your green-lid rubbish bin.