What is the Waste Authority?
The Waste Authority is a statutory body comprising five members appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Minister for Environment.
Here you'll find information for people at home, at work and for government audiences.
- Waste Strategy
- Annual Report 2016/17
- Business Plan 2017/18
- Key messages
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Join a workshop and have your say »Register now and help us with the planning to improve the state's waste and recycling performance.
The single use plastic bag ban starts on 1 July »Your feedback on the the preferred approach is welcome. Do an online survey, written submission or both.
Help shape the future of waste and recycling in WA »Take the online survey and/or complete a written submission
Infinity Awards 2017 winners have lots to celebrate! »Environment Minister Stephen Dawson (L) and Chairman Marcus Geisler (R) bookend the group. Hear more...
Data on waste and recycling is available here »Latest information and interactive graphs
Received or given some new technology? »Recycle your e-waste - mobile phones & batteries through MobileMuster, TVs and computers through the NTCRS.
Three bins for kerbside collection increases recycling »A number of local governments are moving to the three bin system. Find out more about this major program.
Excess food converted into meals by a waste grant recipient »OzHarvest highlighted how easy it is to reduce levels of food waste with meals from "rescued" ingredients
Nature will re-use anything! Missing a coat hanger or two? »Magpies wove together natural and man-made items to create a nest. Two fledglings sited nearby.
Reject single-use plastic and accept the challenge! »Join millions of people from 159 countries with this WA inspired movement and make a difference
for Residential »Where you live is one of the best places to reduce waste and increase recycling
for Commercial »Business can play a major role as it manages goods and services delivery
for Government »Councils, government agencies and departments can set benchmarks for best practice
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Support for best practice kerbside infrastructure.
DWER Pollution Watch Hotline - 1300 784782
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