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2017 Recycling Calendar

2018 Recycling Calendar

Kerbside collections of Waste and Recycling remain unchanged during Christmas and New Year period.

Please put your bins out by 5am on the scheduled day or better still the night before.

Green and Blue Bin Collection Days

Bins could be picked up anytime from 5am onwards.  If your bin is not out by 5am, there is no guarantee it will be collected.

Other local recycling in Esperance:  http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/council/EsperanceWA

Link to the War on Waste webpage, we can all do our bit to reduce waste to landfill:  http://www.abc.net.au/ourfocus/waronwaste/

Current Residential Bin Prices.

    

 

 

 

 

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Recyclable Items

Type

Acceptable Items

Paper & Cardboard Products  Newspapers, magazines, cardboard and telephone books, milk and juice cartons (Please rinse & squash flat)
Steel & Aluminium Containers Cans and clean foil trays
Glass Bottles & Jars

Clear bottles & Jars (White green or brown)

No Ceramics, porcelain, china or window glass

Plastic Bottles & Containers

Cool drink, water, juice and milk bottles, plastic bags (shopping and bread bags etc.), ice cream, yoghurt and margarine containers. (We accept plastic grades 1 - 6)

 

Please note that these items CANNOT be recycled - Please DO NOT place these items in your blue bin.

  • Food scraps
  • Lawn clippings/wood
  • Styrofoam Meat trays
  • Foam
  • Polystyrene
  • Clothing/shoes/bedding
  • Long life milk containers
  • Kids juice cartons

Residential Recycling Service

Service provided: Co-mingled

Domestic recycling bin sizes:

  • 120L blue bin
  • 240L blue bin
  • 360L blue bin 

Collection: Fortnightly on same day as general rubbish collection.

Current Residential Bin prices

 

Recyclable Requirements

The occupier must ensure that waste and recycling bins are:

  • Out prior to 5am on the scheduled day of collection (see calendar below) - preferably out the night before your collection day
  • Kept clean and free of contaminants (non recyclable materials)
  • Placed on the street verge approximately half a metre (0.5m) from the kerb with the lid opening closest to the road
  • Green and blue bins need to be placed one metre (1m) apart to ensure the truck has room to collect each bin
  • Position bins away from any over-hanging obstructions so the do not interfere with the use of roads, footpaths, cycle ways etc
  • Returned inside the property once emptied

 

Note: The Shire has a "3 Strikes Policy". Recycling bins containing contaminants (i.e. non-recyclable products) will not be collected. If this occurs three times the recycling service is removed from the property. Offensive contamination such as nappies and food waste is particularly penalised as all recyclables are hand sorted in Esperance

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The loss of or damage to a bin caused by an occupant is the owner’s responsibility.

Commercial Recycling Service

The Shire of Esperance provides a weekly recycling collection service for businesses, schools and organisations that wish to participate.

Service provided: Co-mingled (glass is exempt)

Commercial Recycling Bin sizes:

  • 4.5m3 bulk recycling bin
  • 3m3 bulk recycling bin
  • 1.5m3 bulk recycling bin
  • 360L blue bin
  • 240L blue bin

Collection: Tuesday or Thursday mornings

NOTE: A fortnightly collection is available for businesses only where it coincides with the residential collection.

Town Recycling Stations

The recycling stations are available for use by all residents who live outside the current recycling collection area as well as tourists.

The Recycling Stations are located In the below locations:

Bunnings carpark, corner of Norseman Road and Arthur Street

Visitor Centre Carpark, corner Kemp and Dempster Streets

 

Please remember:

  • Place all recyclables into the bins LOOSE
  • Do not tie them up in bags
  • Do not over load bins as it causes litter issues.

 

Please report misuse to the shire on (08) 9071 0666.

Rural Recycling Stations

Rural recycling Stations are located in the towns of:

  • Scaddan
  • Grass Patch
  • Salmon Gums
  • Cascades
  • Condingup