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Perth’s Southern Suburbs Rank as Some of Australia’s Best Recyclers

Posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

The results are in and Perth’s southern suburbs have topped the list for Australia’s best recyclers!

Data collected from the MyCouncil website found that the Town of East Fremantle and City of Cockburn lead the way for recycling with 61% of material recovered from waste collected, and the City of Fremantle sits at number five with 54%  material recovery.

“As a One Planet council we have a target of achieving a 70%  community recycling rate by 2020, so while ranking in the top five is a terrific outcome there’s still room for improvement,” Fremantle Mayor Pettitt said.

This is an incredible step in the right direction for recycling efforts and becoming an environmentally conscious city as a whole.

Keep reading to find out why recycling is so important and how you can improve your recycling habits.

The Importance of Recycling

There are countless reasons recycling is an important part of our environmental upkeep. The most important part of recycling is reducing the amount of waste going into landfills. When recyclable or organic waste is left to decompose in landfills without oxygen, they produce greenhouse gases that are emitted into the ozone layer and contribute to global warming.

Additionally, proper recycling limits the amount of plastic and waste that ends up in our oceans, destroying marine ecosystems and harming ocean life.


How to Up Your Recycling Game

Want to join Perth’s southern suburbs in being a recycling hero? Here are five handy tips to get the most out of recycling:

  1. Understand what you CAN and CAN’T recycle – Check your local council’s website to get a good idea of what your kerbside recycling collection accepts. You might find there’s plenty you’re missing. Generally, most paper and cardboard are accepted, and some types of glass and plastics.
  2. Compost natural goods – “Recycle” your food scraps by placing them in your garden to decompose and act as a natural fertiliser. It’s good for the earth and keeps food waste out of landfills.
  3. Donate unwanted items – Instead of binning unwanted items or things you no longer need. offer them to friends and family or donate them to your local op shop.
  4. Separate waste from recycled goods – When recycling items, particularly food-related items, ensure any waste like leftover food, baked-on products and excess oil is thoroughly cleaned away. If the recycled items are spoiled, they can be rejected and end up in landfills.
  5. Re-Use – Avoid using single-use products and opt for heavy duty reusable items such as drink bottles and containers.

When in doubt, always remember the 3 R’s:  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Bonza Bins are proud to service Fremantle and we’re dedicated to ensuring your waste is properly managed and sorted. Recycling is incredibly important for our health and the environment. That’s why we make every effort to recycle as much from our skip bins as possible.

If you require a fast, efficient and friendly service with great prices, call Bonza Bins, your Fremantle skip bin provider, on (08) 9331 7271.