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Packaging Pellets

Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should not be placed in your green or yellow topped bin as it can’t be recycled through your kerbside bins.

However, polystyrene is recyclable if dropped off at CLAW Environmental- 5 Forge Street, Welshpool.

All waste must have tape and stickers removed and will be recycled at no cost. For further information call 9333 4888 or visit the CLAW website at www.clawenvironmental.com.

Padded Post Packs

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

Paint and solvents

Paint is Household Hazardous Waste and needs to be taken to a disposal site. Empty paint containers should be disposed of at your nearest HHW disposal site:

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

Pallets

Pallets cannot be placed on verge for council junk verge collection. There are several companies that will buy used pallets, otherwise consider returning them.

Paper

Yellow-lid recycling bin.

Paper (shredded)

Compost at home or place in your green-lid rubbish bin.

Paper Towels

Paper towels and napkins should be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin for composting.

Paper Towel Rolls

Yellow-lid recycling bin.

Pens/biros/textas/pencils

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Pest control products

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

Pesticides

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

Petrol and Diesel

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

Photographs

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Picture frames

Usable condition: Donate to charity

Broken: Green-lid rubbish bin.

Pillows

Old pillows should be placed in your green-topped bin or donated to animal shelters such as the RSPCA.

Pizza boxes

Pizza boxes, like any cardboard if clean your yellow-lid recycling bin.

Pizza boxes that are oily and soiled should be placed into your green-lid rubbish bin.

Plastic bags

Plastic bags, cling wrap, bubble wrap, lolly wrappers, chip packets, cereal bags and other soft, scrunchable plastics get mixed up with bales of paper and cardboard at the recycling facilities, making them hard to sell. Please take all soft plastics to REDcycle bins in major supermarkets. These will be recycled into park equipment, bollards and other items. You can help by purchasing less soft plastic, choosing items with minimal packaging, using reusable bags and contacting producers to request that they minimise unnecessary packaging. Visit www.redcycle.net.au for more details.

Plastic containers 

Yellow-lid recycling bin, clean and lids removed.

Poisons

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

Polystyrene 

Polystyrene is light and bulky, making it uneconomical to transport overseas for recycling and can’t be placed in your yellow-lid recycling bin.

Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should not be placed in your green or yellow-lid bin as it can’t be recycled through your kerbside bins.

However, polystyrene is recyclable if dropped off at CLAW Environmental- 5 Forge Street, Welshpool.

All waste must have tape and stickers removed and will be recycled at no cost. For further information call 9333 4888 or visit the CLAW website at www.clawenvironmental.com

You can also drop off Polystyrene EPS, (used for packaging in boxes for example) at the Recycling Centre Balcatta and Tamala Park for free as these facilities can compact the material which makes it easier to recycle.

Pottery

Pottery should be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin.Pottery is made of clay which breaks down in the composting process.

Prams and Strollers

Prams and strollers in good condition can be taken to your nearest charity shop.

Household goods of any kind, such as prams and strollers, should never be placed in your green-lid or yellow-lid bin.

Household goods should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection

Printer Cartridges

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

If your workplace or business has large quantities of printer cartridges to recycle, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au to find suitable collection or pick up service options.