Mandurah legend Kath Palmer turns bin isolation outings into a tradition

In any normal week, Kath Palmer, would fill her days by providing for the homeless and needy at a number of organisations including Foodbank and other outreach services in Rockingham and Perth.

But as the pandemic began to pose a health threat to her husband, who has been recovering from a kidney transplant, Kath went into self-isolation and has been staying at home ever since.

Known for brightening people's days in whatever way possible, Kath has still managed to do this in quarantine through her weekly bin isolation outings.

Bin day doesn't excite a lot of people, but for Kath's long time friend Bianca Whitwell it has become the highlight of her week.

"I actually would look forward to bin days, I really would," she said laughing.

"All of Kath's followers and friends on Facebook would all look forward to it too."

After almost five months of bin isolation outings, Kath Palmer is looking for more costumes to continue the fun tradition. Photo: Supplied.

After almost five months of bin isolation outings, Kath Palmer is looking for more costumes to continue the fun tradition. Photo: Supplied.

Over the past few months, Kath has worn every costume imaginable for her weekly bin run.

"She finds a new costume every week without fail," Bianca said.

"We've had brides, we've had Elsa, we've had a clown, a Red Rooster mascot, she's done silly ones with masks, you name it she's covered that costume.

"She even did one around World Naked Gardening Day because it fell on bin day."

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After almost five months of bin isolation outings, Kath is beginning to run out of costumes and is calling on Mandurah residents to donate their unwanted costumes.

"Most of her costumes were actually donated by members of the community so she can continue doing this, hence the Red Rooster mascot," Bianca said.

"She's continuing to do it but she is running out of costumes."

If you have a costume you would like to donate to Kath contact her through Facebook.