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About the two-bin system

Households with a two-bin service includes:

  • A 240L yellow-lidded recycling bin, which is collected fortnightly.
  • A 240L dark green-lidded general waste bin, which is collected weekly.

Download the two bin waste calendar for information on how to use the two bins.

Which bin does it go in?

The Recycle Right Two Bin A-Z guide provides a quick reference on what to place in the two-bin system.

Recycling bin

All items that go into the yellow-lidded recycling bin need to be clean, dry and empty:

  • Hard plastics (with lids removed) including cleaning product bottles, detergent bottles, punnets from berries and tomatoes, bottles, trays, ice cream containers, plastic crockery, takeaway food containers, yoghurt containers and hard plastic packaging. Remember, if the plastic is scrunchable, it belongs in your general waste bin
  • Flattened cardboard including cereal boxes, packing boxes, egg cartons, clean pizza boxes, toilet paper rolls
  • Paper (excluding shredded paper) such as magazines, newspaper, office paper, paper bags, envelopes (including those with windows), phone books, clean paper plates and wrapping paper
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium including baking trays, cake trays, cans and foil that is clean and scrunched into a ball
  • Metal including food cans, pet food cans and tins.

Waste bin

Any household waste that can't be recycled, can be disposed of in your dark green-lidded general waste bin:

  • All garden waste including grass clippings, twigs, sticks and prunings
  • Food scraps
  • Items contaminated with food e.g. paper towel, serviettes, tissues, paper plates, pizza boxes and fish and chip paper
  • Animal waste and kitty litter, as well as pet hair and fur
  • Nappies and sanitary items
  • Band-aids
  • Take-away coffee cups
  • Soiled items
  • Shredded paper
  • Cotton wool and cotton wool buds
  • Clothing that cannot be sent to charity.

For a full guide on what items can be placed in the bins, visit the Recycle Right A-Z guide for the two bin system.

Some items should not be placed into either of your bins and instead, can be dropped off at Fremantle Recycling Centre.

How do I order a new bin/replace a damaged bin?

Ordering new waste and/or recycling bin(s) for a new property or replacing a damaged or lost bin can be arranged by completing our online form.

Multi unit developments (MUD) residents will need to complete a MUD application for waste and recycling bins instead.

How do I change my apartment complex to the three-bin FOGO system?

Multi-unit developments (MUD) residential properties were not included in the initial rollout for FOGO due to their servicing complexity. The good news is that now MUD's are able to go FOGO! Please contact Waste Services on 9432 9999.

The process is simple:

  1. Resident(s) in the building becomes a 'champion' by contacting the City to register interest.
  2. Champion is provided with a supportive information flyer to gather interest from other residents.
  3. A site visit is organised with the property manager person (or equivalent) to discuss bin changeover (5-10 minutes)
  4. An email is sent to the City from the Council of Owners or strata approving the FOGO bin system, with a list of interesting units.
  5. Delivery of FOGO bins, caddy packs are delivered to the on-site property manager.
  6. Caddy's are distributed to residents.

Residents are provided with flyers, and magnets/ stickers to assist them in using the FOGO system correctly. Not everyone in the complex is required to use the system. Education sessions (20-30 minutes) are also available for residents who would like some one-on-one information.

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