Cockburn’s GREAT Gang

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Introducing Cockburn’s GREAT Gang!

These local legends come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they all care about sustainability. 

Whether it is giving to op shops, recycling, earth-cycling, avoiding plastics or taking junk to the waste recovery park – let the gang show you how to minimise your waste. 

Together we can make Cockburn a green, clean and pristine place.

Meet the GREAT Gang

Gabby - the Gifter

Want to be like Gabby?

Check out some of the City’s programs to assist with gifting and giving:

Ray - the Recycler

Want to be like Ray?
Check out some of the City’s recycling resources:

Emilio - the Earthcycler

Want to be like Emilio?
Find out how the City can help you to earth-cycle:

Agnes - the Avoider

Want to be like Agnes?
We can help you to avoid creating waste in the first place:

  • The City holds workshops where you can learn how to minimise your waste creation. See what events are coming up.

  • We offer a rebate of up to $100 on environmentally friendly cloth nappies and up to $50 on reusable sanitary product purchases.

  • We offer free eco audits to help residents to make their homes more energy, water, and waste efficient – saving money and emissions.

Trent - the Taker

Want to be like Trent?
Find out exactly where to take your tricky waste with these resources:

Why should we reduce our waste?

The amount of waste we produce in Australia rises by about 1% every year. However, there is only a finite amount of landfill available to store it – and this has grown increasingly expensive as levies climb. 

Reducing the amount of waste going to landfill saves the City (and our ratepayers) money and it saves the environment from harm.

How can we reduce our waste?

Ideally we should all try to avoid creating waste in the first place. This means making smart choices when shopping and avoiding heavily packaged products.

We know this isn’t always possible, so the next best option is to make sure our waste is reused, rather than simply thrown out.
There are many ways this can be achieved. Paper, cardboard, cans, hard plastic, and glass can all be recycled (through your recycling bin). Many items can be sold or donated to reuse shops. Simple activities like composting food waste can actually save you money. 

The City is also exploring ways to reuse waste, like generating energy from waste.

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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)

Language Support

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.