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Garden chemicals/poison

Excess garden chemicals/poison needs to be disposed of correctly at a disposal site to stop it from entering our waterways and harming the environment.

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • 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

Garden Waste

Small Items: Green-lid rubbish bin or compost at home. More info here: https://www.vincent.wa.gov.au/residents/waste-recycling/composting.aspx

Large Items: Green Waste Bulk Collection

Gas cylinders

Gas cylinders and bottles should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

They are a hazard to the truck driver and staff at the recycling facility as they can explode and cause fires.

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • 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

Glad Wrap

You can take clean Glad Wrap to major supermarkets such as Coles or Woolworths for recycling with your other soft plastics – look for the soft plastics collection bin at the front of the store.

If the Glad wrap is contaminated with food it should be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin.

Glass bottles and Jars

Place in your yellow-lid recycling bin, even if they are broken.

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

What about the lids?

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.  

Gloves (Disposable Latex/Rubber)

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Greaseproof Paper

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Guttering

Guttering is construction and demolition waste and should never be disposed of in your kerbside 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