Clean Communities

Up to $500 is available to each group or individual who participates in the Clean Communities initiative by collecting and separating waste for recycling.

Clean Communities contributes to the objectives of the Western Australian Waste Strategy: Creating the Right Environment by providing collection bags to volunteer community groups and funding for waste collections undertaken.

Register now to participate.


Community groups must be registered with:

  • the Keep Australia Beautiful Council Adopt-a-Spot program
  • the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions as a volunteer community group.

Groups need to register to participate in Clean Communities. Eligible groups include schools, clubs and societies, volunteer associations and individuals.

Voluntary litter and weed clean-up activities run by community groups provide a valuable community service that benefits Western Australian communities and the natural environment. Litter collections result in tidy, litter free public parks and community spaces, and weed collections support the natural activity of the State's parks and wetlands. However, waste collected during volunteer clean-ups, including recyclable and compostable materials, is often sent to landfill.

Clean Communities provides collection bags to volunteer community groups to enable separation of the waste they collect. Clean Communities collection bags are consistent with Australian Standard bin colours:

  • recycling (yellow)
  • green waste (green)
  • waste (red).

Community groups and individuals that collect waste for recycling and composting through the program can receive up to $500 based on the number of bags that they fill.

Clean Communities is administered by the Waste Authority in partnership with KABC, with support from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Ready to submit your application? Click here for our online portal.

Further information about Clean Communities grants is available by calling 6364 6962 or email

To register as a KABC Adopt-a-Spot-Spot group visit

Supporting Documentation

Application Forms

To apply for this program, please using the following forms:

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