Recycling your waste is one small way your family can help save the planet and its natural resources. Recycling not only reduces the amount of landfill, it reduces pollution, saves energy and conserves natural resources. Some recycling centres will even offer a small cash incentive for your recycling efforts. This is always a good way to get the kids involved. We’ve found some local recycling centres around Melville that you can visit with the family.

Containers for Change

Containers for Change is a state-wide container deposit scheme that encourages recycling and creates a cleaner WA for everyone. Receive 10c for each eligible containers you return to an approved Containers for Change refund point. You can head to their website Containers for Change to find your nearest centre and for more information. The two closest local recycling centres around Melville are:

  • Good Sammy Recycling, Booragoon – Units 3 & 4, 491 Marmion Street
  • TOMRA Recycling Centre, Myaree – 46 McCoy Street

Bottle Top Hill

Bottle Top Hill is a local community group that collects clean plastic drink bottle lids, plastic bread tags and plastic beer can holders/clips, as well as batteries, printer cartridges, light bulbs and mobile phones/small e-waste. Head to one of their community events they hold on the second Saturday of every month. You can drop off your plastic bottles tops and other recyclables they collect and repurpose. Their Facebook page is an awesome resource to follow for local residents and small businesses on issues of sustainability. 

Fremantle Recycling Centre

Fremantle Recycling Centre allows you to dispose of household and recycling waste. It’s a free service to residents of Fremantle and East Fremantle. You can find more information on their website.

Address: 19A Montreal Street, Fremantle

Opening Hours: They are open on Friday’s 12–4pm , Saturday’s and Sunday’s 8am–4pm (closed on public holidays).

Tread Lightly

Tread Lightly is a national recycling initiative that takes unwanted or used sport and active lifestyle shoes and responsibly recycles them to give them a new life. Their drop off points can be found in several sport chains around the area. The closest local drop-off points around Melville are:

  • Athletes Foot, Westfield Shopping Centre, Booragoon
  • HYPE DC, Westfield Shopping Centre, Booragoon
  • Rebel, Leach Highway & Norma Road, Melville

If you have household items that you’re wanting to donate instead of recycle, you can find Local Ops Shops in our blog. For more information on what and how to recycle in WA, head to the Recycle Right website.

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums