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The City of Fremantle offers opportunities for the community and school groups to learn about waste-related topics including what to place in bins, what happens to waste, other services like Fremantle Containers for Change or learning a waste minimisation skill.


Workshops allow residents to learn new skills to reduce waste or hear from waste experts. 

Some examples of workshops included bike maintenance, low waste living on a budget, sustainable goal setting, and composting. 

To be kept in the loop on these or other City workshops, please visit What’s On or the City’s Facebook page.

Visit processing facilities

If you have ever wanted to see how the contents of the FOGO or recycling bin are processed, free visits to the Canning Vale Centre are available. Several public visits are organised for City of Fremantle residents throughout the year (see What’s On). Larger groups should contact the Resource Recovery Group (formerly SMRC) at tours@smrc.com.au or phone 08 9329 2700.

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Recycle Right delivers interactive and fun school waste education days for City of Fremantle schools. The incursions are for students aged between years 1-6 and cover topics such as gifting, recycling, earth cycling, avoiding and taking - they're G.R.E.A.T!

Contact Recycle Right.


Containers for Change - swap 10 cents for an eligible beverage container. A great way to reduce litter, help the environment and raise funds for the school. The City will provide receptacles and a free collection of containers from the school. Visit the Fremantle Containers for Change for more information.

Posters for bins - Waste Sorted has several posters to download to assist students in sorting their waste.

Clean-up kits - order free kits through Clean Up Australia. The program also provides safety and educational information on the effects of litter.

Writing instrument recycling - Terracycle recycles used plastic writing instruments with a free mailing label.

Printer cartridge recycling - Cartridges for Planet Ark offer a free collection box and courier (minimums apply).

Mobile phone recycling - Mobile Muster provides free courier of old mobile phones, plus, kits and curriculum guides.


To book or discuss your waste education needs with the Waste Minimisation Officer please contact 1300 MY FREO (1300 693 736) or email.

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