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Did you know the average person places 65kg of material in household recycling bins each year?

Unfortunately not all this material is appropriate for recycling. This can lead to recycling contamination, which ultimately ends up in landfill. In the 2021-22 financial year, the City of Gosnells had a recycling contamination rate of 34.95%.

Be a Great Sort aims to improve our community’s comingled recycling contamination rate down to 25% by the end of 2023, by helping residents understand what, when, where and how to recycle. If achieved, this will save up to 834 tonnes of waste from landfill. That’s 17kg per household!


Waste & Recycling Guides and Bin Stickers now available

Simple 'How to sort your waste' flyers in 16 languages plus recycling bin stickers are now available from the City's Civic Centre in the customer service area. 

How to sort your waste flyer (English)  

City of Gosnells recycling bin sticker

    To download a copy of the 'How to sort your waste' guide in your preferred language, click on the links below:

          English                   Chinese (simplified)                    Hindi                    Punjabi

           Tamil                                Italian                               French                    Arabic

            Urdu                      Bahasa Indonesian                 Burmese             Vietnamese

        Amharic                        Macedonian                            Farsi                    Tagalog


How you can be a GREAT Sort 

Meet G - Give

Meet G - Gift to charity, swap or sell 

Unwanted, reusable things such as clothes and toys in good condition can be gifted. 

Virtually everything has a better place to go - we just all need to be GREAT sorts and treat landfill as the last resort.

Find your nearest charity store or donation bin at Charitable Recycling

You can swap, sell or gift your items using these platforms: 

Meet R - Recycle

Meet R - Recycle 

Items can be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin or a recycling facility.

Recycle these 5 at home: 

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Cans
  • Plastic
  • Glass 

Keep it simple and recycle right. 

Be a GREAT sort in the kitchen by having a recycling tub next to the kitchen bin. In the kitchen, it is easy to separate, rinse and recycle. 

Meet E - Earth - Cycle

Meet E - Earth-Cycle food scraps and garden waste

The biggest way that GREAT Sorts reduce landfill waste is to EARTH-CYCLE food scraps and garden waste into compost at home

It’s easy to avoid sending food scraps and garden prunings to the landfill bin, where they don’t belong, by joining the backyard revolution of people composting at home. Your choices include  traditional composting, worm farming or bokashi.

Find out more in the Waste Sorted beginner's guide to composting.

If you don't have the space or time to compost at home, you can still earth-cycle by participating in a local ShareWaste program. 

Locals who wish to recycle their kitchen scraps connect with those who already utilise a compost bin, worm farm or are keeping chickens. Why not meet the neighbours and bond over compost? There is already a thriving community in the City of Gosnells.

Meet A - Avoid

Meet A - Avoid excess packaging

Some items can’t be recovered using gifting, recycling, Earth-cycling or taking to specialist drop-offs, but we can still do better than landfill by avoiding these items in the first place!

We can avoid these items by thinking about: 

  • Alternatives to plastic food wrap like glass or stainless steel containers, beeswax wraps and reusable food covers
  • Take your own water bottle out and refuse bottled water
  • Avoid disposable straws, plates, cups and cutlery and keep a reusable set in your bag, glove box or pram.
  • Reduce your food waste by checking your fridge, freezer and pantry before shopping. Also, why not try a pantry challenge to use up those odd purchases or gifts?
Meet T - Take


Meet T - Take to drop-off points 

There are specialists out there who recover items that cannot be put in the kerbside recycling bin. These items can be hazardous if placed in our yellow top bin, and they contaminate all our hard work .

These include:

  • batteries
  • light bulbs
  • phones, TVs, and computer equipment
  • broken electrical items
  • hazardous waste like chemicals, gas and paint.

Taking these items to local drop-off points makes you a GREAT sort. 

More information on this can be found on the household hazardous waste page. 



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