Business Waste Management and Sustainability

Explore waste management services in Cockburn, from routine bin collections to specialised disposal. Also find valuable advice on enhancing your business's environmental sustainability.

Waste management services

The City of Cockburn is dedicated to providing comprehensive waste management services to the business community. From routine bin collections to specialised disposal facilities and sustainability initiatives, the City offers a range of options to support businesses in their waste management and environmental efforts.

Here's an overview of the City's key services:

Bin and verge collections

The City provides both bin and verge collections services for business premises. To find your collection days or to request a service, select from the following:

Henderson Waste Recovery Park

The Henderson Waste Recovery Park includes a landfill, community drop-off facility, methane power plant, and a reuse shop. Commercial and industrial waste is also processed at the park.

Visit Henderson Waste Recovery Park, to find out about opening hours, accepted items, fees and charges.
Hazardous waste disposal
Find out where you can dispose of hazardous waste in the City of Cockburn.
Commercial food waste service

The City's commercial food waste service helps local businesses, such as food retailers and restaurants, become more environmentally sustainable by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste to landfill, and cutting the costs of general waste service.

Learn more about the commercial food waste service, including how to apply.
Skip bin on verges
You will need approval for temporary placement of a skip bin on a verge. Find out how to apply for skip bin approval.

Environmental management and your business

Environmental management not only benefits the environment, it is also good for business through:

  • Cost savings – by spending less on raw materials, energy, water, and waste management

  • Business reputation – people may be more likely to support a business that cares about its impact on the environment

  • Resource recovery – reusing and recycling resources can be profitable

  • Work health and safety – reducing chemical use and waste materials can improve workplace health and safety

  • Legal compliance – your business must meet certain environmental protection laws.

Regardless of the size and type of business you run, there are ways to manage your impact on the environment. To find out more, visit business.gov.au - Managing Your Environmental Impact.

Sustainability grants program

The City’s Sustainability Grants Program (Building a Better Tomorrow) offers funding for projects in Cockburn related to six sustainability themes. Small businesses, schools, not-for-profits, and collective households can apply, with successful applicants eligible for up to $4,000 towards their project.

Learn more about the Sustainability Grants Program, including how to apply.

Green marketing

Being a sustainable business with green initiatives can enhance your marketing profile. If making direct claims about the environmental or health impacts of your products or services, ensure that these claims are legitimate and substantiated.

Learn more about green marketing and the Australian Consumer Law.

More information and contact

For more information on business waste management and environmental sustainability, call us on 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected].

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City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.