Verge Collection

About verge collections

The City carries our verge collections for both bulk waste and bulk garden organics throughout the year.

Bulk waste is taken to the Henderson Waste Recovery Park where it is recycled or sent to landfill.

Your bulk garden organics are taken to the Henderson Waste Recovery Park (HWRP) where they are processed into mulch. The mulch is free and available to people visiting HWRP.

Verge collection days

Find your verge collection dates by entering your address into the map widget, or download the verge collection calendar (located under the map).

Important note: The map is equipped with accessibility features including in-map voice and accessible colour choice. To access these features, ensure they are switched on before conducting your search. For screen-reader and keyboard-only users, after entering your street address, press enter and then use the tab key to progress through the information provided for your address.

What is collected

Residential bulk waste verge collection

Items we collect

General bulk waste eg. furniture, steel material timber, mattresses.

‚ÄčItems we will not collect

  • Any items over 1.5m in length
  • Tyres
  • Asbestos, cement or glass fibre products
  • Batteries
  • Paints, chemicals, oils or other household hazardous waste
  • Mirrors
  • Bean bags
  • Oil heaters
  • Pallets
  • Vehicle parts
  • Plate glass, solar panels, shower screens, glass tables etc.
  • General waste, food
  • Garden waste eg. trees, dug out lawn, leaves
  • Gas and air cylinders, fire extinguishers
  • Construction waste eg. bricks, sand, cement, rubble or concrete.

Find out how to dispose of this type of waste in our A-Z waste and recycling disposal guide.

Residential bulk garden organics verge collection

Items we collect 

Prunings up to 1.5m in length and 30cm in diameter.

Important note: If Phytophthora dieback is present on your property please use a tip pass and take garden organics directly to Henderson Waste, and notify gate staff upon entry.

Items we will not collect 

  • Bags or boxes of leaves and grass clippings
  • Loose leaves and grass clippings
  • Dug out lawn
  • General waste, junk or white goods
  • Sand or soil materials
  • Stumps or palm logs
  • Weeds and root materials
  • No more than 2 cubic metres.
Find out how to dispose of this type of waste in our A-Z waste and recycling disposal guide.

How to place items on the verge

Place all verge material out by 6am on the Monday of the collection week.

Do not place verge material out more than three days before the collection begins for your area or infringements could apply.

Please DO NOT present more than 2 cubic metres (2m2)

Bulk waste verge collections

Ensure items are neatly stacked and positioned 1m back from the kerb.

Items should be separated into the following piles:
  • Mattresses
  • Steel materials
  • Timber products
  • E-waste products
  • White goods
  • Furniture.


Bulk garden organics verge collections

Ensure items are neatly stacked and positioned 1m back from the kerb.

Prunings must not exceed 1.5m in length and 30cm in diameter. Large pieces should be split in half.


Changes to verge collections

The City is exploring ways to improve its verge collection service.

Following a decision by Council in June 2022, the City was preparing to introduce a bookable system in July 2024. This change would allow residents to book a collection, instead of waiting for the scheduled collection dates. The proposed model was still a verge pick-up, not a skip bin service. 

At the 9 March 2023 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council voted to pause this change and seek further community consultation.

 More information and contact

For more information please email us or call 08 9411 3444.



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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