We’ve put together some handy resources and tips on how to sort and reduce you waste.

Learn how to sort your waste - available in 15 languages

Sorting your waste is now easier with these helpful flyers, which are available in 15 different languages.

Sort-your-waste-Arabic كيف تقوم بفرز نفاياتك المنزلية
Sort-your-waste-Cantonese 如何进行垃圾分类
Sort-your-waste-Hindi अपने कचरे को कै से छाँट
Sort-your-waste-Indonesian CARA MEMILAH LIMBAH ANDA
Sort-your-waste-Korean 쓰레기 분리 방법
Sort-your-waste-Malayalam നിങ്ങളുടെ മാലിന്യങ്ങൾ എങ്ങനെ തരംതിരിക്
Sort-your-waste-Mandarin 如何進行垃圾分類
Sort-your-waste-Punjabi ਆਪਣੇ ਕੂ ੜੇ ਨੂੰ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਛਾਂਟਿਆ ਜਾਵ
Sort-your-waste-Sinhalese ඔබේ කසළ වර්ග කරන්නේ කෙසේද?
Sort-your-waste-Tamil உங்கள் கழிவை எவ்விதம் வகைப்படுத்துவத
Sort-your-waste-Turkish ÇÖPÜNÜZÜ SINIFLANDIRMA
Sort-your-waste-Vietnamese CÁCH PHÂN LOẠI RÁC

Containers for Change

Each year, Western Australians use more than 1.3 billion drink containers. Sadly, many are not recycled, ending up in landfill and as litter across our state.

Containers for Change is Western Australia's container deposit scheme, where a 10 cent refund will be given for each eligible container returned through the scheme, aiming to reduce litter and encourage recycling.

 Collect your eligible containers instead of tossing them in the waste, then drop them off at a refund point where you can either keep or donate your 10 cent refund. Not only is it great for the environment, but it’s also a great way to make some pocket money or support local charities and community groups.

There are a number of places within the City of Canning where you can return or donate your eligible containers. Visit www.containersforchange.com.au/wa/ to find out more.

Take your items to the Waste Transfer Station
Our Waste Transfer Station is open every day of the week from 8am-4.30pm at Lot 502 Ranford Road, Canning Vale 6155.

Drop off your e-waste, household hazardous waste and cardboard for FREE

During your spring clean, have you found cords, cameras, mobile phones, TVs or printers that do not work anymore? Rather than having them end up in landfill, domestic quantities of electronic waste (e-waste) can be dropped it off at the Waste Transfer Station for FREE to be recycled.
City of Canning residents can also drop off domestic quantities of household hazardous waste (up to 20L/kg) including batteries and aerosols, as well as cardboard, for FREE.

Residents also receive a discounted fee for other materials. Check our Waste Transfer Station for a full list of materials and prices. Please ensure when you do arrive, to adhere to the social distancing rules of 1.5m and pay with card only.
Repair, sell, donate and share
Recycle right
Soft plastics
Buying more takeaway?
Cut back on food waste

Want to know more about what happens with recycling and waste management in the City of Canning? Have a read of our FAQs below

What happens to the materials in my bins once they are collected?
The materials in your general waste (green lid) bin are transported by the City's waste trucks and sent directly to the Red Hill Waste Management Facility. Here, the materials are landfilled.

The materials contained in your recycling (yellow lid) bin are transported by the City's waste trucks to the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council Regional Resource Recovery Facility. Here, the materials are sorted into their respective streams (glass, paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum and steel) by both manual and automatic sorting processes. Once sorted, the materials are prepared for the next stage of their recycling journey. Glass is used locally in Western Australia, while other materials are baled and exported for reprocessing. Watch this video to see the facility in action!
Are the recycling rules the same for all Local Governments in the Perth Metro Area?
Why do bottle lids need to be removed from bottles?
Why can’t I bag my recyclables in my recycling bin?
Why do containers need to be rinsed and clean?
How clean do my recyclables need to be?
Which plastics can't be placed in my recycling bin?
What is a soft or scrunchable plastic?
Can meat trays be put in my recycling bin?
What can I do with my waste aerosols?
Can my pizza box be placed in my recycling bin?
What types of glass can’t be recycled?
What is E-waste and what can I do with my E-waste? Why can’t it go in my bins at home?
Can batteries be placed in my bins at home?
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