Waste to Energy

Eight local governments, including the City of Gosnells, have agreed to supply up to 400,000 tonnes of waste each year to a new waste-to-energy plant in Kwinana. The plant will receive your household waste that would otherwise have been sent to landfill.

Waste to Energy is the process of converting waste products into a form of energy such as heat or steam  which can then be  converted into products such as electricity.

When commissioned next year, the plant run by Avertas Energy will provide a practical solution to two big community challenges:

  • Disposing of significant quantities of household rubbish
  • Providing additional secure and uninterrupted renewable energy

Avertas Energy will use world-class technology to process 400,000 tonnes per year of household waste, significantly reducing CO2 emissions and delivering 36MW of baseload electricity to the grid.  These outcomes are the equivalent of taking 85,000 cars off Perth’s roads and powering 50,000 Perth households every year.

Waste to Energy has the added benefit of being complimentary to recycling, and does not require large behaviour change to be successful. One of the driving factors behind the City's decision to adopt Waste to Energy is the ease of implementation for residents. 

More information can be found on the Avertas website.

Be a GREAT Sort

The City, in conjunction with the Western Australian Government and the Waste Authority, are encouraging residents to be a GREAT sort and reduce the amount heading to landfill.

Visit our webpage to find out more about the program, and how you can help.

Switch Your Thinking

The City of Gosnells is a proud partner Council of the Switch Your Thinking program. 

Recognised for their innovation and  track record in developing and implementing community and Council based projects to help achieve positive sustainable outcomes.

Switch Your Thinking works with government, business, industry, community groups and individuals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to global efforts to secure a safe climate.

Find out more using the below links: 

Ways to Switch - find small ways to make a big difference

Events - join others in your community in learning how to reduce your environment footprint

Get involved - help multiply the savings 

Containers for Change

The Containers for Change initiative encourages people to recycle high-value items by providing 10c per container. The program aims to improve on Western Australia's current record of 4 out of 10 drink containers going to landfill. 

Items returned under the program then to go approved recyclers - who then turn your containers into new glass and PET bottles, aluminum cans and other items like clothing and plastic-based construction items.

Why not join the Contains for Change revolution by visiting their website, and finding a nearby collection point


  • Did you know the average person places 65kg of material in household recycling bins each year? Unfortunately not all this material is...
  • Reduce the volume of waste which goes to landfill by recycling
  • Help to create a zero waste environment by using worm farming and composting in your home garden.