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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 

Place in your yellow-lid recycling bin, even if it is broken.

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

What glass cannot go into my yellow lid recycling bin?

Mirror glass- a full mirror can be donated to charity, if its broken it must be put in your general waste bin. 

Window pane glass- small amounts can be put in your yellow lid recycling bin, large amounts must be dropped off at the Balcatta Recycling Center. 

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555

What about the lids?

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

Plastic 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:

 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