Waste Home / Council / Sustainability / Waste Page ContentWaste Wise CityMunicipal Waste RecoveryIn 2015/16, the Stirling community put 89,245 tonnes of waste and recyclables into the Three-Bin System: 34% into the red lidbin, 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 putinto 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 intothe Three-Bin System was diverted from landfill.Construction and Demolition Waste RecoveryIn 2015/16, the City received 1% less construction and demolition waste than last year. Construction and Demolition Wasteincludes 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. TheWestern Australian Waste Strategy has set a recovery target to divert 75% of construction and demolition waste from landfillby 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 Cityuses 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 RecoveryIn 2015/16, the City collected 18% more commercial and industrial waste from businesses, including waste from the City ofStirling’s operations. The Western Australian Waste Strategy has set a target to divert 70% of commercial and industrial wastefrom landfill by June 2020. This is an area of challenge with the City diverting only 20% of commercial and industrial wastefrom landfill. The City is working towards improving diversion rates for this waste stream, and the monitoring of commercialand industrial waste diversion has been improved through the Three-Bin System and the barcoding of tip passes.Hazardous Waste RecoveryIn 2015/16, the City collected, processed and recovered 189 tonnes of hazardous waste through the Recycling CentreBalcatta. This was the largest amount of hazardous waste collected in Western Australia. The greatest percentage ofhazardous waste was from water-based paint (55%), followed by solvent-based paint (16%), batteries (7%) and propanegas cylinders (9%).