Collection Services

Collection Schedule*

Property Type

Landfill

Comingled Recycling Green Waste Organic Waste Glass Paper and Cardboard
Residential Weekly Weekly Fortnightly

N/A

N/A N/A
Apartments and town houses

Weekly or more often if required

Weekly or more often if required Fortnightly   N/A N/A
Commercial

Up to seven (7) times per week

Up to three (3) times per week Fortnightly Twice Weekly Up to three (3) times per week Up to five (5) times per week

* Subject to locality

Please see the awareness posters below for what items can be placed in each waste stream.

Landfill Waste Poster Bin Sticker
Comingled Recycling Poster Bin Sticker
Green Waste Recycling Poster Bin Sticker
Paper and Cardboard Recycling Poster Bin Sticker
Cardboard Recycling Poster Bin Sticker
Glass Only Recycling Poster Bin Sticker
Organic Waste Recycling Poster Bin Sticker

Contact the Waste and Recycling Hotline on 1800 013 827 to discuss requirements.

Residential Waste and Recycling Collections

All residential properties have included in their rates a standard residential waste fee that includes one collection of a 240L landfill/general waste bin and one collection of a 240L comingled recycling bin.

The City also conducts a fortnightly green waste recycling service to our residents in Nedlands and Crawley. 

The City of Perth offers a bi-annual Residential Verge Collection for residents. Residential Verge Collections generally occur in September and March each year.

Please note that the collection area does NOT include commercial premises.

Commercial Waste and Recycling Collections

The City of Perth provides comingled, green waste, organic waste, glass, paper and cardboard recycling, as well as landfill/general waste services for commercial businesses. Combining these waste streams achieve high recycling rates and decrease waste expenses. We also provide different bin sizes to allow easy waste storage and collection.

Bulk rubbish removal and street cleaning service are also available to commercial businesses on request. Contact the Waste and Cleansing Unit to organise a quote.

For further information of commercial services please email wac.inbox@cityofperth.wa.gov.au or call the Waste and Recycling Hotline 1800 013 827.

The City also assists in recycling education and ensures that businesses receive the most value out of their waste management system. We help connect businesses with community groups to reduce waste sent to landfill, ensuring items are reused and recycled where possible.

Event Waste and Recycling Collections

The City of Perth provides comingled, organic waste, and cardboard recycling, as well as landfill/general waste services for all events. Combining these waste streams achieve high recycling rates and decrease waste expenses. We also provide different bin sizes to allow easy waste storage and collection.

Bulk rubbish removal and street cleaning service are also available on request.

The City also encourages event organisers to reduce the amount of waste generated by the event, and maximise recycling, therefore minimising waste taken to landfill. Sustainable and innovative waste management techniques can result in improved cost efficiency by reducing post-event clean-up costs and the cost of disposing of waste in landfill. Being sustainable and environmentally responsible also demonstrated effective leadership and can help to generate goodwill amongst the public. Providing recycling bins and reducing litter can enhance the reputation of the event, making it more attractive to tourists and other visitors.

The City also assists in recycling education and ensures that events develop and improve their waste management systems. We help connect event organisers with community groups to reduce waste sent to landfill, ensuring items are reused and recycled where possible.

For further information of commercial services please email wac.inbox@cityofperth.wa.gov.au or call the Waste and Recycling Hotline 1800 013 827.

General Information

Please note: 
•    Bins must be placed out in front of the user’s property or in an alternate collection location as indicated by the City only.

•    Bins placed out after the collection time will not be collected. 

•    Any rubbish placed outside the bin will not be collected. 
•    Any bin weighing more than 75kg will not be collected.

•    All bin lids must be closed to avoid windblown litter and vermin.

To find out your bin collection day please refer to the bin registration sticker located on your bin or contact our Waste and Recycling Hotline on 1800 013 827.

What is my bin day?

To make it easy to remember your bin service day, we have attached a sticker to the back of your bin. The sticker includes your address, service day and the collection time.

City of Perth Waste Services

If your bin is serviced during the day, then your bin must be present at its service location by 6am.

If your bin is serviced at night then your bin must be present at its service location by 9pm.

The exception to this is for residents in West Perth, your bin must be present in its service location by 4pm. If your sticker has faded, please contact our Waste and Recycling Management Hotline on 1800 013 827.

*Bins are to be made available for collection no later than the time indicated above.

If your sticker has faded, please contact our Waste and Recycling Hotline on 1800 013 827.

Residential Verge Collection

The City of Perth offers an bi-annual Residential Verge Collection for residents.

Residential Verge Collections generally occurs September and March each year. Residents will be notified via letter box leaflet two to three weeks prior to the next collection. Details of the next Residential Verge Collection will also be updated on this web page.

Please note that the collection area does NOT include commercial premises.

Commercial properties wishing to dispose of bulky items will need to make their own arrangements for disposal (see also the section on Hazardous Waste).

Street Cleaning

The City operates an intensive nightly street cleaning operation from Victoria Avenue to Milligan Street, East to West and from St Georges Terrace to Aberdeen Street, South to North.

Daytime street cleaning in the central city is carried out using small mobile mechanical cleaners.  Areas outside the central city are cleaned using ride on mechanical cleaners and all areas are cleaned weekly.

The City has a high pressure cleaning process which incorporates a fine water spray.  This enables stains and spillages to be removed.

The City welcomes collaborative partnerships with businesses and building managers to clean privately owned areas.  Please contact the Waste and Cleansing Unit to organise a quote.