Education & Sustainability

Waste & Sustainability

Waste Education and Events

Here are some of the great resource and tools to help you do your bit to maximise recycling, reduce waste to landfill and keep Albany clean and green.

Community Waste & Sustainability Grants

Got a great idea to tackle reduce waste and improve sustainability in Albany? The City’s Community Waste & Sustainability Grant Scheme provides the opportunity for community organisations and schools to apply for funding to support local community projects tackling waste issues.   

Community Waste & Sustainability Grants 2020-21 Guidelines & Application

Download the City of Albany phone app

Go no further than your pocket for the answers to all your questions about what can and can't be recycled and where to take it! Find out your bin days, get reminders to put your bin out and plenty of helpful tips to reduce, reuse and recycle. 

View more about the City of Albany App

Community Calendar 

Can't access the phone app? No problem! The City of Albany's annual Community Calendar includes bin days and what to put in each bin. Keep your calendar handy throughout the year for tips and info. Calendars are distributed in December each year - give us a call or visit our Administration Office on North Road to pick up a copy.

2020 Community Calendar and Waste & Recycling Guide

Sorting your waste flowchart

Visit Fossicker's Tip Shop

Chasing something for the house or garden? Chances are we have a preloved and unique treasure waiting at Fossicker's Shop just for you. We have a massive range of second hand items as well as recycled art and displays for inspiration to reuse and upcycle. So instead of buying new pop in and see us at the Hanrahan Road Waste Facility. Open Wednesday and Sunday from 8.30am to 4.15pm (closed 12-1pm with last entry at 11.45am). Fossicker’s Shop - Where someone's old becomes someone's new!

Join us at workshops and events

We host a range of events and activities to inspire you to reduce, reuse, repair, recycle and upcycle. Our annual Green Fair on the Square celebrates and promotes all things green and sustainable. We also offer events and workshops throughout the year so keep an eye on The City of Albany Facebook page, Subscribe to our community enews here or download the phone app for updates!

See your recycling in action!

Take a peek at what happens to your recyclables after they are collected by the truck here.

Residents and visitors are also welcome to take a tour of Albany's Material Recovery Facility – where your recyclables are sorted and prepared for transport to their recycling destination. To see how your waste is managed and discover how to give your recyclables the best chance to become something new book a tour with Cleanaway on 131339. 

Keep up to date with our e-newsletter

Stay informed and connected with news on events and programs in the City of Albany as well as tips, advice and celebrations. Subscribe to our community enews here.

Give us your Green feedback and ideas

If you have an idea, would like to make a suggestion or even sign up for future initiatives and projects let us know. It's as easy as emailing fossickers@albany.wa.gov.au!