Be waste-wise this Christmas

Christmas is traditionally a time for presents, packaging and wrapping which leads to bulging bins! This year, you can join the war on waste by reducing your consumption over the holiday period without losing that festive cheer. Here are some tips to reduce waste:

  • Buy experiences instead of ‘things’ – spending time with loved ones often means more than presents. Take them out for a movie or a meal, go on an adventure, go on a bushwalk or, if you’re brave, try a sky dive!
  • When buying gifts, opt for good quality items that will last and only buy things you know they will use. If you’re unsure, keep the receipt so they can swap it!
  • Opt for pre-loved Christmas decorations or make your own
  • Swap Christmas cards for a phone call or e-card
  • Make your own Christmas tree out of cardboard boxes or pallets which you can use year after year
  • Only buy food you know you’ll eat and get creative with any leftovers
  • Cut down on the disposables – try to use real crockery and cutlery where possible. If you can’t avoid disposables, opt for compostable options and dispose of them in your general waste bin. 

Christmas Waste Collection

We like to give our hardworking waste collection drivers a break over the festive season, which means your bin dates may change. Bins will not be collected on Tuesday 25 December 2018 or Tuesday 1 January 2019. Tuesday to Friday collections during these weeks will be collected a day later than usual. 

Extra bins

We understand that having lots of visitors over the festive season can mean more waste than usual. The City has a one-off event bin hire for a small fee for our residents. If you require an event bin during the period 21 December 2018 to 11 January 2019, you’ll need to have your request into Waste Services before 4.30pm Friday 7 December 2018.

Event bins are charged:

  • 240L general waste bin ($40 per week/service)

  • 240L recycling bin ($10 per week/service).

Event bins can only be requested by property owners or property managers. To submit a request, please email customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au or call 08 9411 3444. 

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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

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

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