Recycling & waste management for business
Find all you need to know about bins, recycling and waste management for businesses in the City of Swan.
Bins, fees and charges
Have you taken on the lease of a property and found that you don't have a green or yellow lid bin?
In order to receive a waste service to your property, you will need to contact your property owner or manager and ask them to request a bin service. They can call the City on 9267 9267 or forward a letter of confirmation to: Business Support Officer - Waste Services, City of Swan, PO Box 196, Midland WA 6936 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees and Charges
All rateable business properties within the City of Swan may request a refuse service with a 240 litre refuse bin (green lid) and a 360 litre recycling bin (yellow lid).
Waste fees and charges are generally applied to your annual rate notice. For all new bin services waste fees are applied to an interim rate notice.
Breakdown of fees associated with bin services
||Fee (including GST)
|Waste Recycling Services Charge
||$436 (annual pro-rata)
|New or additional 240L general waste bin
+ $436 (annual pro-rata)
|New or additional 360L recycling bin
|660L recycling bin (businesses only)
+ $438 (annual pro-rata)
|Event hire – general waste bin
||$18.50 per bin
|Event hire – recycling bin^
We encourage businesses in the City of Swan to consider how they can recycle more effectively, helping to contribute to a healthier environment and potentially saving money too.
Electronic waste (e-waste)
Some common office items that don’t go in your recycling bin can still be recycled. E-waste includes things like old computers, keyboards, mice and more. Contact Total Green Recycling to get started.
If you want to drop off your old toner cartridges for recycling, check Planet Ark’s business recycling website.
You can also consider becoming a collection point yourself. Visit the Close the Loop website for more details.
Reduce your impact
Some things you can do to improve your business’ sustainability habits:
- Buy more recycled products like recycled paper
- Avoid buying things that are wrapped in soft plastic
- Take advantage of discounts for more sustainable products and services through Switch Your Thinking (e.g. solar energy, eco-friendly printing, installing LED lights and more)
- Educate your staff about what items can and can’t go in your recycling bin
Applying for a bigger recycling bin
Businesses in the City can apply for a larger recycling bin with a capacity of 660L. There is a one-off establishment cost. Please call the City on 9267 9267.