Waste Wise City​

Municipal Waste Recovery

In 2015/16, the Stirling community put 89,245 tonnes of waste and recyclables into the Three-Bin System: 34% into the red lid
bin, 20% into the yellow lid bin, and 12% into the lime green lid bin. The City was able to divert from landfill: 82% of waste put
into the yellow lid bin and 91% of waste put into the lime green lid bin. The combined result was that 42% of all waste put into
the Three-Bin System was diverted from landfill.

Construction and Demolition Waste Recovery

In 2015/16, the City received 1% less construction and demolition waste than last year. Construction and Demolition Waste
includes all waste associated with building and renovating that has been received by the Recycling Centre Balcatta by trailer,
truck or skip bin. This measurement does not currently include the waste collected by contractors from City-run projects. The
Western Australian Waste Strategy has set a recovery target to divert 75% of construction and demolition waste from landfill
by 2020. The chart above illustrates that the City has exceeded State targets every year for the past five years.

The City actively uses recycled materials such as recycled bitumen road profilings in infrastructure upgrades. When the City
uses recycled construction and demolition materials, it lowers the overall cost of the City's operations and, most importantly,
reduces the demand for virgin resources, which contributes to the conservation of the global resource base.

Commercial and Industrial Waste Recovery

In 2015/16, the City collected 18% more commercial and industrial waste from businesses, including waste from the City of
Stirling’s operations. The Western Australian Waste Strategy has set a target to divert 70% of commercial and industrial waste
from landfill by June 2020. This is an area of challenge with the City diverting only 20% of commercial and industrial waste
from landfill. The City is working towards improving diversion rates for this waste stream, and the monitoring of commercial
and industrial waste diversion has been improved through the Three-Bin System and the barcoding of tip passes.

Hazardous Waste Recovery

In 2015/16, the City collected, processed and recovered 189 tonnes of hazardous waste through the Recycling Centre
Balcatta. This was the largest amount of hazardous waste collected in Western Australia. The greatest percentage of
hazardous waste was from water-based paint (55%), followed by solvent-based paint (16%), batteries (7%) and propane
gas cylinders (9%).