Waste & Recycling Guide 2021-22

We are pleased to announce that the Town of Cottesloe has recently received endorsement from the Department of Water & Environmental Regulation for its Waste Plan 2020 - 2025 prepared under section 40(2) of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007.   

The Town was commended for its commitment to reducing waste, increasing resource recovery, and protecting the environment by implementing initiatives that are consistent with, and contribute to, the delivery of the targets and objectives of the State’s Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 by:-

  • Providing Food Organics - Green Organics (FOGO) services to single-unit dwellings by 2023;
  • Investigating implementing smaller waste and recycling bins with an associated reduction in waste levies;
  • Initiating a pre-booked waste verge collection program;
  • Undertaking bin tagging;
  • Supporting Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC) in diverting residual waste from landfill to waste to energy when possible;
  • Implementing public place source separation;
  • Developing a waste local law;
  • Introducing and enforcing low waste event guidelines;
  • Improving litter and illegal dumping data collection; and
  • With WMRC, providing programs, initiatives and waste avoidance education to the community.

The Town received particular acknowledgement for its commitment to implement FOGO before 2025 and that once FOGO is implemented, the Town, via the WMRC, only intends to send FOGO residual waste to waste to energy consistent with the Waste Strategy targets.

NEW - Waste & Recycling Guide 2021-2022 

The Town's new Waste & Recycling Guide 2021-2022 has been carefully compiled and designed with the West Metropolitan Regional Council and its members.  We encourage residents to utilise the detailed information contained in the Guide to assist you with all aspects of responsible waste management, recycling and sustainable practices.  A copy will be delivered to all households in the coming weeks.