; How to use your three bin system - Three Bin System - City of Wanneroo

COVID-19 update - Friday 7 May 2021

Information on the current transitional restrictions for City of Wanneroo facilities can be found on our COVID-19 information page. Further information


Three Bin System

How to use your three bin system

When do I put each bin out? 

  • General waste will still be collected weekly.
  • Recycling and garden organics (GO) will be collected on alternative weeks.

Three Bin System collection dates

Bin collection information

What goes in each bin?

Red lid general waste bin

Food organics such as:

  • Food waste
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps

General rubbish items including:

  • Animal waste
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Hygiene products
  • Tissues and paper towels
  • Meat trays
  • Bottle lids
  • Bagged shredded paper
  • Soiled paper products

Yellow lid recycling bin

Loose recyclable packaging materials such as:

  • Clean paper (not shredded)
  • Flattened cardboard
  • Clean aluminium and steel cans
  • Glass
  • Plastic bottles and containers with lids off (please place plastic lids in the general waste bin, or save to donate to programs that accept these).

Lime-green lid garden organics (GO) bin

Loose garden organic waste such as:

  • Lawn clippings
  • Small branches (branches to be a metre or less in length, and a maximum of 6cm in diameter/thickness).
  • Leaves and flowers
  • Tree cuttings
  • Weeds
  • Sticks and twigs.

Properties remaining on the two bin system can place garden organic material in their general waste bin.