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Waste education tours

Schools and community groups within the City of Rockingham are able to visit the Millar Road Landfill Facility to learn some practical knowledge on what happens to waste and recycling, and its effects on the environment. This tour better equips people to make the correct decision on placing waste into the correct bin, littering and consumption habits. The Ken James Waste Education Centre allows for a safe and flexible learning environment.

All tours are subject to availability and bookings are essential. They operate all year round, except for public holidays. The program is free of charge and includes return bus transport (within the City).

For more information please contact the Waste Education Officer on 9528 8550 or customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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Waste education for home

The City provides an annual Bin Collection Flyer which contains all of the basic information on waste services for the home. For more information on reducing your waste and improving recycling download the Recycling and waste disposal tips for home (below).

Other recycling opportunities

Around the home sometimes people are faced with items that can’t be recycled in the yellow lidded recycling bin, for example mattresses, e-waste, spectacles and clothing. An alternative recycling opportunity may exist for these items. Please contact Waste Services on 9528 8550 or visit the Recycling Near You website.

City of Rockingham residents share their waste reducing tips for home

Christmas and New Year’s celebrations see us consume more than usual and with consumption comes waste. City of Rockingham residents send around 12% more waste to landfill during this time, in comparison to the rest of the year.
 
There are many simple ways at home we can reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. Often the best solution is avoidance. The City's residents share their waste reducing ideas for home in the Waste Reduction Tips from City residents (below).

Waste Wise Schools Program

The Waste Wise Schools program is run through the Waste Authority, and offers WA schools the opportunity to develop smarter waste practices through the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” principle. The program is free to Western Australian schools and provides great support and resources to teachers with activities linked to the WA Curriculum. Schools also have the opportunity to apply for grants towards their Waste Wise activities.
For further information please visit the Waste Wise Schools website.

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