Waste and Recycling

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

Services Include:

  • Weekly 240 litre rubbish bin collection.
  • Fortnightly 240 litre recycling bin (yellow lid) collection.
  • Weekly collection of litter bins from reserves and streets.
  • Annual bulk rubbish/junk collection (November/December).
  • Annual collection of tree prunings (May/June).
  • Annual provision of four tip passes to residents and businesses.
  • Waste collection for special events within the Town (e.g. Carols by Candlelight, Australia Day Celebrations etc).
  • Fridge collection
  • Mattress collection
  • Recyclable goods drop off mornings

Your Recycling Bin (wheelie 240L)


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

Soft "scrunchable" plastics

Like plastic bags, cling wrap, bubble wrap, lolly papers, chip packets, cereal bags

You can take all soft plastics to Redcycle bins in major supermarkets. These will be recycled into park equipment, bollards and other items

Aerosol cans

Aerosol cans are hazardous as they contain flammable liquids, which can cause fires and explosions at the recycling facility

Take your aerosol 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.


Polystyrene is light and bulky

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

The following items CAN be placed in your recycling bin for fortnightly collection:

  • Glass bottles and jars (lids removed)
  • All plastic bottles, tubs and containers (no lids)
  • Cardboard boxes, paper ( NO shredded paper)
  • Cans - steel and aluminium only,  Cans must be clean and empty (no lids)

Remember not to put any plastic bags in your recycling bin, place all items loose in your recycling bin. All items should be clean, dry and empty with lids removed

When you put items that can't be recycled in your recycle bin it causes "contamination". Bins with high levels of contamination means the items can not be recycled and they end up in landfill.

DO NOT put these items in your yellow recycling bin

 X Nappies

X Plastic bags and light plastic film

X No silverlined UHT containers

X Garden waste or food waste

X Gas bottles

X Clothes or textiles

X Ropes, cables or garden hose pipes


Your Rubbish Bin (wheelie 240L)

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

Make sure to separate all recyclable items, they can go in your recycle bin otherwise they will end up going to landfill.

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

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

Mobile Telephone Recycling

Mobile phones and batteries cannot be recycled in your normal Council recycling bin. However, they can be 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 Collection

A free refrigerator/freezer collection service is available for the residents of The Town of Bassendean, please call 9350 7195 to arrange. (residential properties only)

Residents are to place the refrigerator/freezer in an accessible location on council verge (door removed) on the day before collection or before 6.00am on collection day.

The Contractor for the Town of Bassendean is SUEZ Recycling & Recovery and they will phone the resident prior to the collection as a reminder.

Fridges do not need to be de-gassed.  

Mattress Collection

A free mattress collection service is available for the residents of the Town of Bassendean, please call 9350 7195 to arrange. (residential properties only) (3 per year / per household)

Residents are to place their mattress in an accessible location on council verge on the day before collection or before 6.00am on collection day.

The Contractor for the Town of Bassendean is SUEZ Recycling & Recovery

*** PLEASE NOTE - mattresses set out prior to your confirmed date may be considered littering and offenders may be infringed. (set outs are permitted within the 24hrs prior to your collection day).

On Call Collection Services

Recyclable Goods Drop Off Mornings

As part of the Town's commitment to strive for a sustainable environment and to reduce the hard waste that ends up in landfill, the Town will hold community recyclable goods drop off mornings on

Date: 27 October 2018 and  27 April 2019

Time: 9.00-12.00 noon     

Where: 69 Scaddan Street, Bassendean    

* You will need to bring ID on the day 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)
Tyres Car, trailer, 4WD (off rims only) ( 4 per household)


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

Waste & Recycling Guide

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


Bulk Rubbish



3-4/11/2018 4-5/5/2019


10-11/11/2018 11-12/5/2019


17-18/11/2018 18-19/5/2019


24-25/11/2018 25-26/5/2019


1-2/12/2018 1-2/6/2019

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

Waste and Recycling Guide 2018/2019

  • Additional copies can be obtained from Town of Bassendean's Customer Services, 35 Old Perth Road, Bassendean, or mailed to you on request - Phone 9377 8000

Recycling Hotline: 1800 855 955

More Information

Our Service Standards

We will aim to:

  • Pick up your bin on the due day. (You can help us by putting your bin on the verge by 6 am and ensuring that it is not overloaded).
  • Pick up of missed bins will be the next business day.
  • Supply a free replacement for a damaged or missing bin within 5 working days of notification.
  • Give you at least 2 weekends notice of a verge collection.
  • Collect bins from reserves and streets weekly or on demand.

  • Collect rubbish on the next business day after a special event.

For More Information

For enquiries about your rubbish or recycling collection service, please ring SUEZ  on 9350 7195

For more information about Greenwaste and Bulk Rubbish Collections, or to obtain a copy of the Town of Bassendean Waste & Recycling Guide, please call the Town of Bassendean on 9377 8000.

To find out what day your rubbish and recycling bins will be collected please see below.

Rubbish and Recycling Collection Days

Your rubbish bin is collected for emptying once a week and the recycling bin is collected for emptying once a fortnight. Please refer to your recycling calendar for the recycling week in your area. 

*** Your collection day may be rescheduled over Christmas Day/ Boxing Day/ New Years Day & Good Friday public holidays. Please refer to our News & Public Notices page on our website www.bassendean.wa.gov.au  or our facebook page www.facebook.com/bassendeancouncil/

Find Your Waste Collection Day