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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.

Youth Litter Art Project

City of Fremantle students aged between 12-17 are invited to design an artwork that conveys litter messaging.

The competition closes on 30 June, after which 10-12 artworks will be selected to be displayed on public bin infrastructure and an exhibition at the Walyalup Civic Centre from 28 August – 8 September. A ceremony will be held to announce the winners of the prize categories.

For more details, please read the competition information.

Entries are to be enter through this online form by 2pm 30 June 2023.

Recycling Roadshow

Pop-up information stand perfect for markets, school fetes, or any outdoor gatherings. Includes interactive games, and posters and gives people the opportunity to discuss questions with City officers.


A City Officer can tailor a presentation for your group or school. For example, how to use your bins in a retirement village meeting, for scouts or inside the classroom which includes a game.

Sessions typically run 45-60 minutes or 30 minutes for younger students (Prep – Yr 1).

Looking for something more exciting? The incursion can be accompanied by a waste truck to the school. Places are limited. Contact (below) for more details. 

Waste truck visit to Fremantle Primary School


Workshops give residents the opportunity 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. 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) on tours@smrc.com.au or phone 08 9329 2700.

Recycle Right logo


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 with a free collection of containers from the school. Visit the Fremantle Containers for Change for more information.

Posters for bins - Waste Sorted has a number of posters to download to assist students to sort their waste.

Clean up kits - order free kits through Clean Up Australia. 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 a free courier of old mobile phones, plus kits and curriculum guides.


City of Fremantle waste education flyer (download here 1.71MB).

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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