Top 5 E-waste Recycling Regional and Metro Councils in WA

After many years of working with councils across WA to save e-waste from landfill, we wanted to show our appreciation to our customers and highlight some e-waste recycling champions ♻️.

Western Metropolitan Regional Council pose with their awarded print from the Cape to Cape track along WA’s southern coast.

When Total Green Recycling began 14 years ago, e-waste recycling was a barely talked about waste stream. James and Michael, the company founders, were seeing computers on the side of the road and realising the value being thrown away. Bunbury and Busselton were the first councils to begin recycling their e-waste with TGR. Our first year in business saw us recycling 50 Tonnes of e-waste, The City of Stirling then jumped on board, followed by a growing number of councils. Without these councils taking a chance on a new company, the landscape of e-waste recycling in WA would look extremely different. 14 years later we recycled over 3000 Tonnes of e-waste.

City of Busselton (left) and City of Bunbury (right) pose with awarded prints.

Last year we recycled over 3000 tonnes of e-waste, which came from over 50 councils, along with a variety of other organisations. Over the 14 years we’ve been running, e-waste recycling has grown quickly, with people wanting to ensure their electronics are recycled correctly.

Last year, the e-waste to landfill ban was announced. By 2024 e-waste will HAVE to be recycled. We wanted to celebrate the many councils who’ve put in so much work to ensure these environmental outcomes before it was legally enforced. Throwing events to make it easier for their constituents, launching programs and educating, to ensure a growing amount of e-waste is recycled each year.

We appreciate every single person and council who thinks to recycle their e-waste.

Top 5 Metro

City of Stirling  2.91kgs per person
Western Metropolitan Regional Council  1.3kgs per capita
City of Armadale 1kg per person
City of Mundaring 0.85kg per person
City of Fremantle 0.83kg per person

Top 5 Regional
Shire of Toodyay 3.75kgs per person
Shire of Collie 2.32kgs per person
City of Busselton 1.90kg per person
Shire of Cunderdin  1.7kgs per person
City of Bunbury 1.46kg per person

Appreciation award
City of Rockingham and Western Australian Local Government Authority

We chose to frame some local Australian landscapes to award, as a reminder of why we all work so hard on these recycling outcomes. Western Australia is a beautiful state, and its environment deserves to be protected.