Verge collection methods

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Consultation has concluded


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

Background

The City of Cockburn'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). 

With Cockburn's growing population, limited landfill space and


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

Background

The City of Cockburn'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). 

With Cockburn's growing population, limited landfill space and increasing waste generation, the current bulk waste verge collection model has reached capacity. Further funding and resources would be required to continue the same level of service in the future. 

The City has a responsibility to provide waste services that meet community needs while working towards waste reduction goals for a sustainable future.

We are reviewing our verge collection method and alternative options, to ensure we are delivering a sustainable service that meets community needs and waste reduction targets. 

Current verge collection model

The City uses a scheduled bulk waste verge collection model. Residents within a catchment area are allocated a collection date. Waste within the catchment area is collected by the City at the allocated time. Collections are undertaken four times a year; twice for bulk hard waste and twice for organic garden waste (rural properties differ). 

Have your say by 4pm, Thursday 19 August 2021

We want to hear your views on our current and alternative verge collection service models. 

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


Workshop iconIn person workshops
Wednesday 28 July 2021, 10am - 11am
Success Regional Sport and Community Facility (359 Hammond Road, Success)
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Monday 9 August 2021, 6pm - 7pm
Coogee Community Hall (19 Arlington Loop, Coogee)
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Tuesday 17 August 2021, 6pm - 7pm
Cockburn Administration Function Room (9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood)
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Online workshops
Tuesday 10 August 2021, 6pm - 7pm
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Saturday 14 August 2021, 10am - 11am

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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: 
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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.



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

Wednesday 11 August, from 5pm
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