Waste minimisation and recycling
How to reduce your waste
The City of Belmont encourages all residents and businesses to reuse, recycle and recover to minimise waste:
Try to limit the amount of waste you create in the first place, including reducing the amount you buy and minimising packaging.
Try to use something again that you would normally throw away (e.g. glass jar for food or plastic bags for bin liners), or rely more on items that can be used over and over.
Recover involves converting waste into resources such as electricity, heat, compost and fuel through thermal and biological means. Resource Recovery occurs after reduce, reuse and recycle have been attempted.
For useful information on how to recycle everything from electronic waste to x-rays, visit the Materials A-Z page at Recycle Right
. You can also find useful information on how to recycle through Planet Ark’s recycled products directory
Recycling in the City of Belmont
If you live in the City of Belmont, you can take advantage of a range of recycling facilities and services.
Kerbside collection recycling bins
Your kerbside recycling bin is collected fortnightly. You can use this bin to recycle:
- Plastic bottles and containers – clean and empty with lids off
- Glass bottles and jars – clean and empty
- Cardboard – flattened
- Paper – not shredded
- Aluminium and steel cans – clean and empty
Please DO NOT put plastic bags, coffee cups, shredded paper or food scraps into your recycling bin.
For more information about what can be put into this bin, visit the bin collections
Soft ‘scrunchable’ plastics
Plastic bags and any soft ‘scrunchable’ plastics (clean, dry and empty) can be taken to REDcycle
for recycling. Collection points are located at Coles and Woolworths in Belmont Forum.
Civic Centre/Belmont Hub recycling collection points
You can use these collection points to recycle:
- Mobile phones and accessories through Mobilemuster
- Household batteries and fluorescent light globes/CFLs
- Printer ink cartridges through Cartridges 4 Planet Ark – at Belmont Hub only
- Nespresso coffee pods (Nespresso brand only) – at Civic Centre only
Other waste disposal and recycling services
On designated Operations Centre Drop Off Days, you may be able to bring in asbestos, whitegoods, car batteries, motor oil, plate glass, mattresses/bed bases and other specified waste. For more information refer to the bulk bins, drop-off days and on demand
Greenbatch Plastic Recycling is working towards building Western Australia's first plastic recycling facility. For details, including a list of drop-off locations and items you can recycle, accepted please visit the Greenbatch website
TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the "non-recyclable."
The following TerraCycle collection points are currently available in the City of Belmont:
- Used pens, highlighters and writing instruments can be dropped during normal business hours to ASB Marketing,100 Belmont Avenue, Belmont;
- Toothpaste tubes and caps, manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads, toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging, floss containers and other oral care items can be dropped to Family Dental Care, 214 Fulham Street, Cloverdale.
To find out how to recycle the “non-recyclable” visit the TerraCycle website
The City recycles or reuses a number of items used in its operations, including street tree pruning (which is used as mulch), mobile phones, ink cartridges, paper, cardboard, fluorescent lights, batteries, roadbase and scrap metal.