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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7-13 November - time to focus on better recycling outcomes »

Review your council's recycling system for household bin collections and help reduce landfill waste in WA

Fancy some practical tips to keep waste under control? »

Buying, wrapping & giving/receiving gifts can lead to a lot of unnecessary waste - not to mention FOOD.

Three bins for kerbside collection increases recycling »

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

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.

Message in a plastic bottle - launch at John Curtin College »

Chairman Marcus Geisler presents the new curriculum resource for high schools with Lachlan, Katie & Georgia

E-waste is a growing problem »

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

Printer cartridges can be recharged »

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

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

Australian Packaging Covenant »

View the latest State Government Action Plan

Vegetables from a compost garden »

Compost is a natural fertiliser

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A unique opportunity for local governments to receive significant levels of support to transition to best practice kerbside infrastructure and service provision.

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