Recycling

Recycling is a simple way that everyone can help the environment. The City of Mandurah provides residents with a separate bin for recycling. These bins are easily identified with a bright yellow lid. Contents from your recycling bins are transported to the Cleanaway Super Materials Recovery Facility in South Guildford for sorting where they are then sold for reprocessing. 


Let's aim for 4%

We’re already Cleanaway leaders in the WA recycling space but with the recent changes to the global recycling industry it’s now more important than ever to recycle.
Not only is it great for the environment, it also helps reduce processing costs.
We currently achieve a 6.5% contamination rate. Were aiming to reduce it to 4%.


New Service: Waste Oil and Car Battery Recycling 

On Monday the 3rd of December the City will commence a new kerbside recycling service.
Residents can place 1 5L container of used engine oil (in original container) and 1 car battery by their recycling bin on collection day.
Items will be collected by the City’s waste contractor and transported to the Waste Management Centre for recycling. Please place the items where the driver can see them. 

What can you recycle 

  • Newspaper, paper and magazines 
  • Milk and juice cartons 
  • Glass bottles and jars 
  • Cardboard boxes 
  • Steel and aluminium (cans, pots and pans) 
  • Bulk polystyrene
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Rigid plastic (with no metal component) 


Helpful hints

  • Empty and rinse all containers before putting them in the bin
  • Flatten cardboard boxes
  • You can recycle the lids of plastic bottles, please remove them and put them inside the container
  • The film lids on plastic pots, tubs and trays can’t be recycled. Please remove these and throw them away
  • You don’t need to remove the labels on jars and bottles


What can't you recycle 

  • Small polystyrene (meat trays, cups and beads) 
  • Green waste 
  • Food waste 
  • Plastic bags 
  • Clothing / textiles
  • Aerosols


State Plastic Bag Ban  

In an effort to reduce plastic pollution and help protect the environment, the State Government will be implementing a plastic bag ban effective from 1 July 2018. Retailers will no longer be able to provide lightweight plastic bags. To help prepare for the ban we have put together a list of handy hints for you:

  • Purchase reusable shopping bags and start using them now to help create a habit 
  • Store them in your car so that you don't forget them 
  • Keep a fold-up reusable shopping bag in your handbag or car
  • Purchase re-usable produce bags, or if your crafty, make your own
  • Reuse old dog food bags as bin liners
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