It is undeniable that household recycling was studied extensively. Nonetheless, the recycling behaviour of householders living in urban areas has received less attention including in Malaysia. Therefore, the objective of this preliminary study is to outline the perception of factors that drive humans to recycle domestic waste among urban households. The study conducts a site investigation and questionnaire survey in six (6) suburbs of Shah Alam by using a Convenience Sampling method. The outcomes are influenced by not only the factors in recycling but human attitudes and behaviours, which reflect their contribution towards waste generation and domestic waste recycling practice.