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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3 Bins means better recycling and environmental outcomes »

Albert Jacob, Minister for Environment; Sylvan Albert, Bayswater Mayor; Marcus Geisler, Authority Chairman

Bin Tagging »

WALGA's Ariane & Jackie work to reduce recycling bin contamination - Photo by Matthew Poon, Sunday Times

Builder's guide improving recycling »

Environment Minister, the Hon Albert Jacob; Chairman Marcus Geisler; Francis Burke & Geoff Cooper

Authority ready for new challenges »

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

Congratulations to all the winners! »

Sharing the limelight with Marcus Geisler, Chairman and the Hon Albert Jacob, Minister for Environment

Castaways winning sculpture »

Collective Art Award won by Livewire, Starlight Children's Foundation - painted TVs given a brand new life!

Nannup Music Festival »

Putting recycling front and centre with workshops and performances using waste materials for instruments

MBA's Excellence in Recycling Award »

(L to R) Winner Greg Carter, Home Buyer Centre; Authority Chairman Marcus Geisler; Geoff Cooper MBA

Recycling improves at Skyworks »

Recycling stations like this one plus better signage and a rewards scheme lifted recycling rates by 31%

Australian Packaging Covenant »

View the latest State Government Action Plan

E-waste is a growing problem »

Old electronic devices could have another life. As hazardous waste they need special handling

Vegetables from a compost garden »

Compost is a natural fertiliser

Printer cartridges can be recharged »

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

Easy steps to reduce the impact »

Check out SMRC's TV segment on reducing waste

Learn about all things organic »

Find out where you can access events across May that improve your understanding and use of compost

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  • Message in a Plastic Bottle »

    Official curriculum launch

  • Authority monthly meeting »

    Usually on the first Tuesday of each month

  • Castaway Sculptures »

    Creative use of resources

  • Authority monthly meeting »

    Usually on the first Tuesday of each month

  • Authority monthly meeting »

    Usually on the first Tuesday of each month

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