What happens to your waste on Rottnest?
With a lot of visitors, comes a lot of rubbish. There are recyclables and general waste, which need to be processed in the right way. This starts with the right bin. There’s the red lid for general waste, and the yellow lid for recyclables. But the waste doesn’t stay on the island.
The waste from around the island is collected daily, kept separate, and then compacted and sent to the mainland. General waste goes to landfill while recyclables are processed at a Recycling Materials Recovery Facility.