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.

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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.

Tidy Towns Litter & Waste Management Award winner »

Paul Pedersen and Katie Hartrick from "Meeka Goes Green" accept the award from Chairman, Marcus Geisler.

Infinity Award winner - Community category - West Arthur CRC »

Stuart Putland, Rebecca South and Karen Prowse from West Arthur CRC with Chairman Marcus Geisler

Young Re-inventors Award winner with dress made from waste »

John Wollaston Anglican Community School and their dress from lolly wrappers with Chairman Marcus Geisler

Infinity Award winner, State Government agency category »

Elephant antics at the Perth Zoo - CEO Susan Hunt, the Authority's Glen McLeod and staffer Daniel Baker

Infinity Award winner Business category was Bristile Roofing »

Chairman Marcus Geisler presents Mark Bow, WA State Manager with their award. Click for more stories...

Received or gave some new technology? »

Recycle your e-waste - mobile phones & batteries through MobileMuster, TVs and computers through the NTCRS.

The Authority was appointed in 2014 »

(L to R) Neil Foley; Jenny Bloom, Deputy Chair; Marcus Geisler, Chairman; Victoria Bond; Glen McLeod

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.

Printer cartridges can be recharged »

Inkjet/laser toner cartridges should be recycled and kept out of landfill

Australian Packaging Covenant »

View the latest State Government Action Plan

Vegetables from a compost garden »

Compost is a natural fertiliser

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