Bins

Green lid bins

To find out what day your bins are collected, use the Your neighbourhood tool.

The Town provides each residential property with a 240 litre green lid bin for disposal of general household waste. Green lid bin collections are conducted weekly and commence from 6am. Please ensure that your bin is no heavier than 70kg in weight, the lid is completely closed at all times and placed one metre from the kerbside clear from any obstructions such as power poles, street trees, parked cars and signs etc.

Remember to take your bin back on to your property as soon as possible. The Town of Victoria Park’s Health Local Law 1995 states that “the owner or occupier of premises shall, except for a reasonable period before and after collection times, keep the rubbish bins on the premises and located behind the street alignment so as not to be visible from the street or public place”.

What can I put in my green lid bin?

  • Food waste 
  • Garden waste - grass clippings, leaf litter and weeds, small branches 
  • General household waste - clothing, crockery/cutlery, plastic utensils/plates, terracotta pots 
  • Sanitary waste - doggie bags, nappies 
  • Medical waste - placed in a sealed container 

What can't I put in my green lid bin?

  • Hot or burning ash 
  • Hazardous waste - asbestos, motor oil, tyres, machine parts, paints or solvents, batteries, globes/tubes 
  • All building materials - bricks, concrete, gyprock, sand, tiles

Yellow lid bins

To find out what day your bins are collected, use the Your neighbourhood tool.

The Town provides each residential property with a 240 litre yellow (recycling) lid bin for disposal of recyclable household waste. Yellow (recycling) lid bin collections are conducted fortnightly (commercial properties weekly) on the same day as your green lid bin collection and commence from 6am. Please ensure that your bin is no heavier than 70 kg in weight, the lid is completely closed at all times and placed one metre from the kerbside. When both your yellow lid (recycling) and green lid bins are placed out together, please allow a 30 cm distance between each bin.

Remember to take your bin back on to your property as soon as possible. The Town of Victoria Park’s Health Local Law 1995 states that “the owner or occupier of premises shall, except for a reasonable period before and after collection times, keep the rubbish bins on the premises and located behind the street alignment so as not to be visible from the street or public place”.

Upgrade to a 360 yellow lid bin for free

Residents can now request to have their recycling bin upgraded to a 360 litre bin. To do so, please contact Cleanaway on (08) 6557 6907. There is no charge to residents for this upgrade. 

What can I put in my yellow lid bin? 

  • glass jars and bottles (clean and empty)
  • telephone books 
  • soft drink bottles 
  • paper and envelopes 
  • aluminium cans/tin cans and tin foil (clean and empty)
  • ice-cream containers 
  • plastic bottles (clean, empty with lids off) 
  • milk bottles/cartons (clean, empty with lids off)
  • cardboard (flattened)
  • plastic butter containers 
  • metal pots/pans
  • aluminium toasters and kettles (cords removed)

What can't I put in my yellow lid bin?

  • soft plastic bags/plastic wrap 
  • polystyrene 
  • garden waste 
  • food waste 
  • general household waste 
  • household appliances 
  • crockery/cutlery 
  • plastic utensils/plates 
  • clothes or other textiles 
  • ceramic and terracotta pots
  • sanitary products/nappies
  • medical waste 
  • all building materials
  • gas bottles and aerosol cans 
  • flectronic waste or batteries 
  • ropes, cables and garden hose pipes 

 If in doubt, leave it out.

China recyclables ban

Recycled materials are currently processed by Cleanaway who have recently met with the Town to discuss China's recent decision to clamp down on its importing of recyclable waste.

The Town currently does not agree to any increases that may be requested which are not in line with the contract conditions. There is no expectation that there will be an increase in cost to be passed on to households in the short term.  However, the Town is assessing its options for the longer term future and will communicate the necessary changes when they are decided.

Cleanaway have committed to keep processing recycled materials (unlike some operators in the eastern states where recycled material is being sent to landfill). Cleanaway makes its own decision on the optimal level of stockpile to ensure that their transport delivery processes are maintained at the most efficient level.

The Town is working with the relevant regional councils and industry practitioners to ensure that the best outcome will be achieved for its households should there be any negative changes.

Collection of motor oil

Cleanaway will collect five litres of motor oil from residents during the weekly waste bin collection. The motor oil must be in the original container and each resident is permitted to place out five litres per week. Cleanaway does not pick up cooking oils.

Missed bin collections

Please contact Transpacific Cleanaway on (08) 6557 6907 as soon as you notice your bin has not been emptied. Dependent on the time they may be able to return and empty it on the same day. 

Request for a new or additional bin service

The Town provides each residential property with a 240 litre green lid bin (serviced weekly) for disposal of general household waste as well as a 240 litre yellow (recycling) lid bin (serviced fortnightly).

If you have just built a new property and require bins, you can order a new bin by completing the online application form(PDF, 103KB) and returning it to admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au

Delivery of new bins can take up to five working days so please order your new bin before you plan to move in.

If you would like an additional bin for your property you can order one through our online application form(PDF, 103KB). Please note charges will apply for this additional bin. 

To find out what day your bins are collected, use the Your neighbourhood tool.

Changes to general waste

One car battery and one five-litre container of waste oil can be collected each week. 

Waste oil containers must be fully sealed. Please place the car battery and/or waste oil container on the ground next to the bin, so the waste collection vehicle will see the items as they approach. 

Do not place batteries or waste oil containers in the recycling bin - this has the potential to contaminate the whole load of recyclables.