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.
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Nominations now open. »If you or your organisation have achieved major waste reduction outcomes, then make sure you apply.
»Craig Reucassel uncovers challenges & possible solutions to us being the 5th worst wasters on the planet.
Prior to the winter rains is the time to recycle organics »Waste Wise Schools have produced an excellent "How to" guide for practical composting. Click to download.
Reduce the impact of this material in your daily life »A WA initiative that is now a global phenomenon. Take the challenge and register.
Data on waste and recycling is available here »Latest information and interactive graphs
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.
Received or gave some new technology? »Recycle your e-waste - mobile phones & batteries through MobileMuster, TVs and computers through the NTCRS.
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
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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