Community Recycling Programs

Watkins Road Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Centre (WTS)is the main Recycling Hub for the Shire community, but there are also many independent community recycle collection points throughout the Shire that you can take items to that may be accepted in the kerbside yellow bin, but are still able to be recycled.

Recycle Mate

Recycle Mate website has a handy app that can be downloaded to show what can go in the current two bin system within the Shire as well as your nearby community recycling drop off options for other recyclable items. 

This includes an interactive and searchable database of locations of numerous individual item collection bins such as batteries, local community recycling hubs and broader initiatives such as Containers for Change (10c refund) and Redcycle (soft plastics) collection points.

If you would prefer not to search individual items using Recycle Mate, a few of the main community recycling programs and collection points accessible to the Shire are listed below for more background.

Redcycle 

As the yellow recycle bins no longer accept soft plastics, Redcycle has partnered with major grocery stores (primarily Woolworths and Coles) to collect soft plastic packaging and turn it into durable plastic based products that go back into the community such as road/path base and park benches. 

To find your nearest Redcycle collection bin or more information on  this National initiative see Redcycle.

Containers for Change

The Containers for Change program aims to make a difference in WA and help West Australians earn cash for eligible 10c refund containers.

The state-wide program allows you to cash in eligible containers for 10 cents each, all you need to do is:

  1. Collect Eligible containers

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible.

  1. Take them to a refund point

Find a list of local refund points here.

There are also many charities that have donation points For more information about the Containers for Change scheme, click here.

Terracycle

 Terracycle is a global network of different companies and organisations to recycle unusual or hard to recycle items.  Terracycle collection points within the Shire include:

Mundijong Public Library

Mundijong Public Library accepts some typically non-recyclable items through their Terracycle Recycling Program.
You can drop off items such as:
  • Empty toothpaste containers, old toothbrushes and electric brush heads
  • Plastic spray bottles, including spray and trigger heads
  • Dishwashing liquid bottles
  • Disposable razors and blades
  • Hair care bottles, jars, lids and tubes
  • Ring pull tops
  • Reading glasses
  • Mobile phones
  • Household batteries
  • Coffee capsules
These items are then diverted away from landfill and recycled into new products such as environmentally friendly refillable containers.
Head to the Library to drop off these hard-to-recycle items.
Opening hours
Day Hours
Monday 9am-5:30pm
Tuesday  9am-7pm
Wednesday 9am-5:30pm
Thursday 9am-5:30pm
Friday 9am-5:30pm
Saturday 9am-12pm
Sunday Closed

Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Resource Centre

Serpentine Jarrahdale CRC - 2 Paterson Street Mundijong also accepts selected Terracycle products as part of its community recycling hub.  
You can drop off items such as
  • Empty toothpaste containers, old toothbrushes and electric brush heads
  • Plastic spray bottles, including spray and trigger heads
  • LOL toys and packaging
  • Disposable razors and blades
  • Hair care bottles, jars, lids and tubes
  • Plastic bottle lids
  • Reading glasses
  • Writing Instruments
  • Household batteries
  • Coffee capsules
Opening hours
Day Hours
Monday 9am-3:30pm
Tuesday  9am-3:30pm
Wednesday 9am-3:30pm
Thursday 9am-3:30pm
Friday 9am-3:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday

For more information on other items recycled at the Seprentine Jarrahdale CRC Community Recycling Hub

Battery Recycling

 Batteries are collected at many locations throughout the Shire including:

Watkins Road Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Centre

Batteries can be taken to the Shire's main recycling hub at the WTS. This includes larger batteries.

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday

7.30am-6.30pm (last entry 6.15pm)

Friday 7.30am-6.30pm (last entry 6.15pm)
Saturday 7.30am-6.30pm (last entry 6.15pm)
Sunday 9.00am-5.00pm (last entry 4.45pm)

Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre

The Shire has a dry cell battery drop off bin located in the Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre - 38 Mead Street, Byford.

The Centre is open at the below times. 

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 8.30am-9pm
Tuesday 8.30am-9pm
Wednesday 8.30am-9pm
Thursday

8.30am-8pm

Friday 8.30am-8pm
Saturday 7.45am-2pm
Sunday Closed

SJ Rural Supplies 

Household batteries can be dropped off for recycling with Eco Batt at SJ Rural Supplies (Thrifty Link Hardware) - 42 Paterson Street, Mundijong.

Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-5pm
Thursday

8am-5pm

Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 8am-1pm
Sunday 9am-12am

Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Resource Centre

Household batteries can be dropped off at the Serpentine Jarrahdale CRC - 2 Paterson Street, Mundijong.

Opening hours 

Day Hours
Monday 9am-3:30pm
Tuesday 9am-3:30pm
Wednesday 9am-3:30pm
Thursday

9am-3:30pm

Friday 9am-3:30pm
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

Contact Us

If  you would like your community recycling initiative listed on the Recycle Mate or Shire websites, or for any more information on Recycling contact Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Waste Education Officer Polly Hammond on:

  • Phone: 9526 1111

Recycling FAQs

How clean does the stuff I recycle need to be?

Items don't need to be spotless, but should be clean of food scraps and be dry when placed into the bin.

What happens with plastic lids?

All lids have to be removed from bottles and jars and thrown in the garbage as they cause problems in the recycling process.

Does one plastic bag in the recycling bin matter?

Recycling rubbish placed in plastic bags cannot be sorted. Even worse, plastic bags can get stuck in the sorting machinery.

What is waste contamination?

Contamination occurs when a non-recyclable item is placed in the recycle bin or collection truck. This makes all of the material in that bin or truck useless for recycling, so it's best to be thorough.