Did you know that Australia generates about 67 million tonnes of waste a year, and that figure is increasing? The cost of food waste alone to the economy is estimated at $20 billion each year.

We all need to take action on waste, and there are so many things each of us can do in our own homes.

The following information provides useful tips and resources to educate and inspire our community to recycle and minimise waste.

Know your bins

The Shire provides three bins as part of its regular service, including a general waste bin, recycling bin and FOGO (food organics garden organics) bin. But, do you know what goes in each one? Visit the How to use your bins page to find out.

Recycle your eWaste

Find out how to dispose of eWaste, including batteries, computers, cameras, mobile phone, white goods, printer cartridges and more.

Tip Shop (secondhand items)

Shire of Mundaring has a tip shop at the Davis Road Waste Management Facility.

Have a browse and grab yourself a bargain. If you have any items suitable for the tip shop, let the gate attendants know on arrival.

The Tip Shop is located on David Road, Witchcliffe.

Visit the Waste and Recycling Facilities page for opening hours and contacts.

Containers for Change (10c refund on eligible drink containers)

Every year in Western Australia, we use 1.3 billion drink containers!

The Containers for Change initiative offers a 10c refund for eligible drink containers returned.

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L can be saved.

Find out more about Containers for Change, including refund points in our Shire.

drumMUSTER (recycling of chemical containers)

drumMUSTER provides Australian agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a recycling pathway for eligible empty agvet chemical containers.

Find out more, including DrumMUSTER collection dates and locations in our Shire.

Composting and worm farming

Composting your food scraps through a compost bin, worm farm or bokashi bin helps to cut greenhouse gas emissions and ensures less waste ends up in landfill.

To find out how to set up a worm farm and how to compost, visit the following websites:

REDcycle (recycling of plastic bags and soft plastic)

Recycle soft plastic bags through REDcycle.

The REDcycle Program is a recovery initiative for post-consumer soft plastic.

REDcycle has teamed up with Coles, Woolworths and some of Australia’s most-loved brands to make it easy for you to keep your plastic bags and soft plastic packaging out of landfill.

You can drop off your plastic bags and soft plastic packaging at Woolworths, Margaret River.

Recycle Right

Recycle Right encourages and assists residents and businesses in Western Australia to recycle, reduce their waste and live more sustainably.

The Recycle Right website provides great tips and advice, including an A-Z guide to help you learn where to recycle or dispose of waste.

BYO Containers

BYO Containers provide a helpful website to locate businesses willing to use reusable containers for takeaway including cafes, delis and some beauty products. Their aim is to assist individuals to reduce waste and save money.

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