Find out when your next verge collection date is for green waste and household junk in the City of Stirling. This page also contains bulk waste collection information.
Verge collection days
The City of Stirling now provides TWO (2) verge collections each year, comprising of ONE household junk collection and ONE green waste collection.
Rubbish can be placed on the verge Nine (9) days prior to the scheduled collection date.
Please Note - some collection areas are spread over two collection zones. This will mean that collection dates will vary for certain suburbs!
To determine which zone is yours click on “Find my bin collection day” on the top right hand side of this page and use the blue box to search for your house number and street. See the below document for an overview of the area boundaries.
Community Waste and Recycling Guide 2013
The New "Annual Community Waste & Recycling Guide" 2013 has now been delivered to letterboxes across the City.
A printing error has occurred on the "Single Bin Recycling" page - Glass bottles are suitable and CAN BE PUT into the single bin for recycling.
The City apologises for any confusion this has created for residents.
A revised electronic version of the Waste & Recycling Guide is attached
Verge collection rules
Frequently Asked Question:
Q: What can I put on my verge and what can't I put on my verge?
A: Most household junk is acceptable on the verge, however car parts, building materials, hazardous chemicals glass doors, asbestos sheeting are NOT allowed on the verge.
Download the PDF below for a full list of items that can go on the verge and a list of items that cannot go on the verge.
- Greenwaste Bags can be collected from Herb Graham Rec Centre, City of Stirling Administration Office and City of Stirling Works Depot (Natalie Way). Bring in a copy of your rates/utility bill/ drivers license to verify place of residency.
- New greenwaste bag vouchers for 2013 will be available early 2013, look for your new "Waste & Recycling Guide" for these vouchers and your 3 new tip passes.
- Green waste and household junk must only be placed on your verge 9 (NINE) Days before the respective collections.
- Please - DO Not Prune Verge Trees - pruning of verge trees is illegal and will result in an infringement being issued. Greenwaste from illegally pruned verge trees will not be removed by the City.
- Please do not start putting items on the verge until 9 Days before your scheduled collection time.
- Collection dates information will be published in the Stirling Times, Guardian Express and Eastern Reporter, from the web pages or contacting the call centre on 9205 8555.
- Placing items on your verge early or late is considered illegal dumping and is subject to heavy fines (up to $62,500).
- Do not place any junk on Park or Reserve verges as this is illegal dumping and heavy fines also apply.
- Do not place materials on the verge that will obstruct footpaths and driveways, overhang on the road or obstruct the view from the driveway.
- Keep all materials clear of fences, water metres, sprinklers and any fixed objects
- Comply with the instructions contained in the waste & recycling guide.
- Avoid leaving old child restraints on the verge to ensure child safety they can be dropped off at the City of Stirling Administration Building for recycling.
Mattresses and bed bases
Did you know that Australians send over 1.25 million mattresses to landfill each year?. Mattresses and bed bases will now be collected from verges during the ONE Junk Collection Period. Residents will also be given ONE free junk tip pass to dispose of a mattress and base when junk collections are not occurring.
All mattresses and bed bases recycled at the Recycling Centre Balcatta will attract a disposal fee if no tip pass is produced. The fee for Mattresses and Bases is currently $17.50 and payable at the weighbridge. Alternatively residents/customers can recycle mattresses directly with the Hazelmere Recycling Centre. A recycling fee still applies at Hazelmere. Please call (08) 9274 7807 for details.
Mattresses are stored in a separate area near the disposal wall for transportation to the Hazelmere Recycling Centre. All materials in the mattress are recycled, timber into reusable woodchips, springs to scrap steel and foam/wadding into carpet underlay
What happens to the collected waste?
As a sustainable City, the City of Stirling aims to minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill. Effective from mid 2012 the WA Waste Strategy requires local governments to increase diversion from landfill, changes to the verge collections will enable the City to meet the targets set in the Strategy and send less waste to landfill. The new verge collection system will result in greater recycling of valuable materials and keep the City in line with it's "Clean & Waste Wise" targets.
Various plastics, scrap metal/white goods, mattresses/bases and e-waste taken from the household junk collection will be recycled subject to available resources and markets.
All the green waste collected is shredded and used to make horticultural products such as mulch and compost. When recycling garden waste by mulching or composting, the carbon is returned to the soil and locked away until bacteria and plants consume it as part of the carbon cycle.