On Rottnest Island all waste is collected and transported back to the mainland. According to the Rottnest Island Authority this is the most environmentally and economically sustainable option for waste generated on the island and ensures the pristine environment is conserved.

Almost 10 years ago environmentally-friendly bins surrounds were installed. The surrounds are made from recycled plastic and not only helped save plastic from going to landfill, but also still look perfect a decade later.