Verge collection methods

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Consultation has concluded

We are reviewing how we do verge collections and need your input.

We have a responsibility to provide waste services that meet community needs while working towards waste reduction goals for a sustainable future.



The City’s population is expected to increase by about 50,000 people in the next 20 years. Waste generation per capita in Australia is increasing by an average of 1% each year. This coincides with a landfill fee of $70 per tonne in Western Australia and limited remaining landfill capacity in the metropolitan area.

The Western Australian government has set a target to reduce waste generation by 10% per capita by 2030 (from a 2014-15 baseline). The City is responsible for ensuring that waste is suitably managed in the long term. We are reviewing our verge collection method and alternative options, to ensure we are delivering a sustainable service that meets community needs and waste targets.

As part of the City's waste management services, residents are currently provided with scheduled verge collections. Residents within a catchment area are allocated a date to place their bulk or green waste on their verge for collection. Collections are undertaken four times a year; twice for bulk hard waste and twice for organic garden waste (rural properties differ).

With a growing population, limited landfill and increasing waste generation, resourcing of the current service model would need to be expanded in future.


Have your say by 4pm, Thursday 19 August 2021

Share your views on our current and alternative verge collection services.

Your feedback will be considered alongside other technical information and criteria, to understand how we can deliver a sustainable verge collection service that meets community needs and waste reduction targets.


Workshop iconIn person workshops
Wednesday 28 July 2021, 10am - 11am
Success Regional Sport and Community Facility (359 Hammond Road, Success)
Registrations essential:
Click here

Monday 9 August 2021, 6pm - 7pm
Coogee Community Hall (19 Arlington Loop, Coogee)
Registrations essential:
Click here

Tuesday 17 August 2021, 6pm - 7pm
Cockburn Administration Function Room (9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood)
Registrations essential:
Click here

Online workshops
Tuesday 10 August 2021, 6pm - 7pm
Registrations essential:
Click here

Saturday 14 August 2021, 10am - 11am

Registrations essential: Click here
Listening post icon
Pop-up chats
Drop by and chat to our team, we will be at the following locations at the following times:

Saturday 24 July, 10:30am - 12pm
Cockburn Gateway Shopping City (near Big W), Success


Thursday 5 August, 10am - 2pm
Phoenix Shopping Centre (near EB Games), Spearwood


Thursday 5 August, 4pm - 7pm
Success Library, Success

Monday 16 August, 9.30am - 11.30am
Coolbellup Library, Coolbellup

Wednesday 18 August, 3pm - 7pm
Stargate Shopping Centre Atwell (near IGA), Atwell


Feedback form iconSurvey
Online:
Click here
Hard copy: Available at City of Cockburn Administration Building, Seniors Centre and Cockburn Libraries
Phone:
Complete over the phone 08 9411 3444

Closes 4pm, Thursday 19 August 2021.



Information iconFacebook Live
Do you have a burning question about verge collections? Join us on Facebook Live to have your questions answered.

Wednesday 11 August, from 5pm
facebook.com/cityofcockburn


We are reviewing how we do verge collections and need your input.

We have a responsibility to provide waste services that meet community needs while working towards waste reduction goals for a sustainable future.



The City’s population is expected to increase by about 50,000 people in the next 20 years. Waste generation per capita in Australia is increasing by an average of 1% each year. This coincides with a landfill fee of $70 per tonne in Western Australia and limited remaining landfill capacity in the metropolitan area.

The Western Australian government has set a target to reduce waste generation by 10% per capita by 2030 (from a 2014-15 baseline). The City is responsible for ensuring that waste is suitably managed in the long term. We are reviewing our verge collection method and alternative options, to ensure we are delivering a sustainable service that meets community needs and waste targets.

As part of the City's waste management services, residents are currently provided with scheduled verge collections. Residents within a catchment area are allocated a date to place their bulk or green waste on their verge for collection. Collections are undertaken four times a year; twice for bulk hard waste and twice for organic garden waste (rural properties differ).

With a growing population, limited landfill and increasing waste generation, resourcing of the current service model would need to be expanded in future.


Have your say by 4pm, Thursday 19 August 2021

Share your views on our current and alternative verge collection services.

Your feedback will be considered alongside other technical information and criteria, to understand how we can deliver a sustainable verge collection service that meets community needs and waste reduction targets.


Workshop iconIn person workshops
Wednesday 28 July 2021, 10am - 11am
Success Regional Sport and Community Facility (359 Hammond Road, Success)
Registrations essential:
Click here

Monday 9 August 2021, 6pm - 7pm
Coogee Community Hall (19 Arlington Loop, Coogee)
Registrations essential:
Click here

Tuesday 17 August 2021, 6pm - 7pm
Cockburn Administration Function Room (9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood)
Registrations essential:
Click here

Online workshops
Tuesday 10 August 2021, 6pm - 7pm
Registrations essential:
Click here

Saturday 14 August 2021, 10am - 11am

Registrations essential: Click here
Listening post icon
Pop-up chats
Drop by and chat to our team, we will be at the following locations at the following times:

Saturday 24 July, 10:30am - 12pm
Cockburn Gateway Shopping City (near Big W), Success


Thursday 5 August, 10am - 2pm
Phoenix Shopping Centre (near EB Games), Spearwood


Thursday 5 August, 4pm - 7pm
Success Library, Success

Monday 16 August, 9.30am - 11.30am
Coolbellup Library, Coolbellup

Wednesday 18 August, 3pm - 7pm
Stargate Shopping Centre Atwell (near IGA), Atwell


Feedback form iconSurvey
Online:
Click here
Hard copy: Available at City of Cockburn Administration Building, Seniors Centre and Cockburn Libraries
Phone:
Complete over the phone 08 9411 3444

Closes 4pm, Thursday 19 August 2021.



Information iconFacebook Live
Do you have a burning question about verge collections? Join us on Facebook Live to have your questions answered.

Wednesday 11 August, from 5pm
facebook.com/cityofcockburn


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    Closes 4pm, Thursday 19 August 2021

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