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Introducing smaller footprints recycling

Together we can take small steps to help the environment and WA’s sick kids. Smaller Footprints is PCHF’s recycling program which allows you to reduce your environmental footprint and support our smallest West Australians. Get involved by recycling your waste with our community and corporate partners.  Money raised through recycling will be donated to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation to help sick children get well and stay well.  

You can safely and securely recycle:

Did you know you can recycle scrap metals such as BBQs and roller doors?

Metals are easily recycled without damaging their original properties. They can be recycled many times, reducing greenhouse gases produced during processing that contribute to global warming. Large household metals and industrial scrap metals can be recycled at our partner centres with the option of donating recycling proceeds to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. 

How does it work?

Take your scrap metal to the following recyclers and request for returns to be directed to PCHF:

  • Chicks Metal Recycling, 1/42 Wellard Street, Bibra Lake | T: (08) 6295 5175
    Operating hours Mon-Fri: 7.00am-5.00pm & Sat: 8.00am-1.00pm 

For high volume recycling, please contact Janie Brackenridge, Corporate Engagement Manager, Janie.Brackenridge@pchf.org.au

Your empty containers can help change lives.

Eligible containers returned in WA earn 10 cents per container and the refund can be directed to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation as a donation. Individuals, schools, clubs and organisations can return containers to recycle points and direct the proceeds to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation to help WA’s sick children. 

How does it work?

Australians love using technology. But did you know that we’re some of the biggest producers of eWaste in the world?

When mobile phones, iPads, laptops and other electronic devices are thrown away they’re known as eWaste. These devices contain harmful materials such as lead, cadmium and mercury which are dangerous for the environment. If they end up in landfill, they pollute the soil and groundwater, and may eventually end up in the food we eat. So, don’t throw out your old mobile devices, recycle them with our eWaste partners. 

Your unwanted devices will be broken down into usable parts, securely and safely recycled and where possible repurposed into new things. Not only will you be positively impacting our environment, but you’ll also be impacting the lives of WA’s sickest children. Money raised through the program will go towards building WA’s first Children’s Hospice.  

How does it work?

Our eWaste recycling program is brand new! For further information on how to recycle please contact Janie Brackenridge, Corporate Engagement Manager and Janie.Brackenridge@pchf.org.au

Cardboard is one of the easiest waste items to recycle.

It can be turned into packaging, toilet paper, egg cartons, paper and other products. It can be recycled over seven times. If left to breakdown in landfill it creates methane, a greenhouse gas which harms the environment. Recycled cardboard consumes 50% less energy than manufacturing from virgin pulp (i.e. trees) and consumes 90% less water in manufacture compared to virgin fibre. 

Our partner Remondis Australia Pty Ltd generously donates part proceeds of all cardboard returns to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, helping sick children get well and stay well. 

How does it work?

Remondis has two recycling drop-off sites for cardboard in the metropolitan Perth area. Please take your cardboard for recycling to:  

  • Remondis Osborne Park, 4 Sarich Court, Osborne Park
    Access hours 7am – 1pm Monday to Friday 
  • Remondis Canningvale, 3 Madison Street, Canningvale
    Access hours 7 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday 

For high volume recycling, please contact Janie Brackenridge, Corporate Engagement Manager and Janie.Brackenridge@pchf.org.au

Together we can make a real difference. Help us leave smaller footprints.

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