FOGO Bassendean

Waste and Recycling

Efficient recycling and rubbish disposal is provided to keep Bassendean clean and green.

FOGO is coming so click here for more information

Bin Collection Days

Your rubbish bin is collected for emptying once a week and the recycling bin is collected for emptying once a fortnight. 

*** Your collection day may be rescheduled over Christmas Day/ Boxing Day/ New Years Day & Good Friday public holidays.

Find Your Waste Collection Day

What goes in the Bin?

Your Rubbish Bin

You can use your 240L rubbish bin for most normal household rubbish, up to a weight of 70kg.

Separate all recyclable items and put them in your yellow lid recycle bin, otherwise they will end up going to landfill.

Please do not put any of the following in your red lid bin:

  • Hot or burning ash
  • Oil, liquids of any kind, paint or solvents
  • Bricks, concrete, earth or similar substances
  • Car batteries
  • Recyclable items

Your Recycling Bin

Place these items in your recycling bin for fortnightly collection:

  • Glass bottles and jars (clean, with lids removed)
  • All plastic bottles, tubs and containers (clean, with lids removed)
  • Cardboard boxes, paper ( NO shredded paper)
  • Steel and aluminium cans (empty, clean and no lids)

SUEZ recycling flyer

None of these in your bins:


 With advancements in designs and technology, reusable nappies are now an affordable option and will present considerable annual cost savings compared with disposable nappies.

Soft plastics and plastic bags

Collect your bubble wrap, chip packets and other scrunchable items for disposal at major supermarkets. Visit

Avoid buying plastic in the first place, buy food in bulk or take your own container.

Aluminium lined UHT containers

These are not recyclable and should go in your red-lid bin.

Garden waste or food waste

Place in your red-lid bin or set up a home compost, Bokashi or worm farm.  Contact the Town’s Waste Services on 9377 9030.

Gas bottles

These can explode, so check the web for disposal ideas.  

Clothes or textiles

Take them to the op shop, sell them online, share with friends, place ragged ones in your red-lin bin. If placed in the recycling bin, clothing can wrap around machinery at the recycling facility, causing delays and damage to equipment. 

Ropes, cables or garden hose pipes

Place them in your red-lid bin. They are not recyclable. They are difficult to separate and damage equipment. 

Recycling in WA has changed. All recycling facilities in WA no longer accept these items:

Soft "scrunchable" plastics

Take plastic bags, bubble wrap, lolly papers, chip packets and cereal bags to Redcycle bins in major supermarkets. These will be recycled into park equipment, bollards and other items

Aerosol cans

Take your cans to Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Meat trays

Due to contamination of meat trays and the materials used to make them, they should be placed in your general waste bin.


Please take polystyrene to Claw Environmental, 5 Forge St, Welshpool

When you put items that can't be recycled in your recycle bin it causes "contamination". It impacts on other items in your recycled bin and the contents of the entire bin may go to landfill.

Waste and Recycling Guide

A printed Waste & Recycling Guide is delivered to each household in July each year.

Waste and Recycling Guide 2019/2020

What to do with food & garden waste?

The Town will introduce the new 3-bin FOGO system in 2020. Until then there are many ways you can practice separating your organics at home. You can use a container on your bench top to collect food scraps and dig them straight into your garden to give it an organic boost! Whether you prefer a compost heap, a compost bin, worm farm or Bokashi there will be a solution for you! Check out the EMRC R-gang waste education website for more information

Bulk Rubbish & Green Waste

Click here for a copy of the Bulk Waste Collection Flyer

Place your waste on the verge only on the indicated weekend set-out dates.


Bulk Rubbish

Green Waste











Recyclable Goods Drop Off Mornings

To reduce the hard waste that ends up in landfill, the Town will host a community recyclable goods drop off morning on

Date:  9am to noon on 9 May 2020

Where: 69 Scaddan Street, Bassendean    

Bring: Your ID and proof  of your address as this is for Town of Bassendean residents only

Items accepted

Metals Bikes, Bbq's, metal bed frames, iron/tin sheeting, air con units, hot water systems, dismantled swings, trampolines, white goods

Any untreated timber- off cuts (no longer than 1.5m), crates (NO MDF, painted, stained or laminated cabinets or furniture accepted)

E-Waste TV's, computers, set-top boxes, monitors, keyboards, game consoles, speakers, stereo equipment, printers, scanners, photo copiers, DVD players, laptops, mobile phones, cameras
Cardboard Cardboard boxes, cartons & packing boxes ( NO plastic or polystyrene packaging)


Car, trailer, 4WD (off rims only) ( 4 per household)


 Plastic tape and stickers removed


 Empty and gas exhausted


No Asbestos No Carpet No Paint No Household hazardous waste
No Sofa or lounges No Glass panels No Green waste or household rubbish No Mattresses
No Furniture or cabinets No Gas cylinders No Polystyrene or PVC

No Commercial / Industrial or Construction waste

Mobile Phone Recycling

Mobile phones and batteries cannot be recycled in your normal Council recycling bin. However, they can be deposited in the library during opening hours (as well as used batteries, mobile batteries, printer cartridges, light globes and unwanted spectacles). You can also recycle mobile phones through retail outlets such as Optus World, Strathfield, etc. or through various charities such as Clean-Up Australia (freecall 1800 282 329) or Perth Zoo.

On Call Collection Services

Refrigerator/Freezer/Mattress Collection

A free collection service is available for Town of Bassendean residents at residential properties if you place the item out on the verge the day before or before 6am on collection day.

Please call 9350 7195 to arrange. 

Leave the item in an easy-to-reach location, with fridge doors off. They do not need to be de-gassed. 

The contractor SUEZ Recycling & Recovery will phone the resident prior to the collection as a reminder.

Mattresses are limited to three per year, per household)

On Call Collection Services

Household Hazardous Waste 

Items such as batteries, paint, chemicals, aerosols, engine coolant and fluoro globes and tubes can be disposed of for free at one of the following collection points.