Recycling Bins in Public Places

The City is providing recycling bins in outdoor public places across Cockburn. Public recycling stations are divided in two, with yellow recycling and green general waste areas. The City also provides recycling bins at events.

About recycling bins in public places

The City of Cockburn is committed to increasing recycling rates and reducing waste being sent to landfill. New public place recycling bins are replacing the standard general waste bins you may have seen around the City in parks, reserves and other public areas.  

The bins are split into two sections - one for recycling and one for general waste. They are labelled to show which items should go into which bin. It's easy to remember as they're the same colour as your yellow and green-lidded bins at home. 

What goes in the yellow recycling station?

In the yellow recycling section you can place the following: 
  • All glass (even smashed)
  • All metals
  • All plastics
  • All paper
  • All cardboard.
The contents of this bin are sent to the Recycling Centre to be sorted and sold for recycling.

What goes in the green general waste section?

In the general waste section you can place the following: 
  • Nappies
  • All food scraps and leftovers
  • Dirty BBQ waste
  • Any items contaminated with food (e.g. takeaway containers with food left in them).
The contents of this bin are sent to the Regional Resource Recovery Centre to be processed into compost. Please do not put waste into bags, just place it directly into the bin. This allows it to be processed effectively and reduces the amount of waste that must be sent to landfill.

Where are the recycling bins located?

Recycling bins in public places are currently located at:
  • Asquith Park
  • Cockburn Central
  • Port Coogee
  • Beale Park
  • Manning Park
  • Santich Park
  • Success Sporting Facility
  • Tapper Reserve
  • Cockburn Youth Centre
  • Success Library.
More recycling bins will be installed in coming years.  

More information and contact

Please contact Waste Services for more information on recycling bins in public places on 08 9411 3444 or at
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