WA celebrates National Recycling Week with school initiative

The state's Waste Authority has introduced specialised signage for primary schools across WA in a bid to instil good waste reducing habits.

The release of the monster-inspired 'WasteSorted' campaign coincides with National Recycling Week, from November 11 to 17, and is designed to help students sort their waste correctly, including food and garden, recyclables, general waste, worm farms, composting and paper.

The state government is also encouraging local governments to adopt a three-bin kerbside collection system including food organics bins, pushing Western Australians to own their impact and protect the environment.

With organic waste currently making up more than half of all household waste, introducing the three bin system is expected to help WA achieve its goal to reuse or recycle at least 75 per cent of waste by 2030.

Diverting more organic waste from landfill is expected to have a positive impact on public gardens and soil fertility when used in horticulture and agriculture.

The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 aims to see all local governments in the Perth and Peel region introduce the three bin system by 2025.

WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said National Recycling Week was an opportunity to highlight the work being done across the state to better own our impact.

"Initiatives such as the Waste Wise Schools program including the new WasteSorted schools signage gives our next generation the information they need to make a difference not only in the school, but also at home," he said.

"The continued roll out of the Food Organics Garden Organics Better Bins program is another example of the important changes that are happening.

"Not only is this better for the environment, it also has the potential to reduce costs for councils."