Waste Education and Resources

Waste Education Tours

The City offers free waste education tours and resources for schools, businesses and the community.

Henderson Waste Recovery Park tours

Henderson Waste Recovery Park tours are a great way to find out what happens to the waste we produce. Tours include:
  • Introduction to waste
  • How to minimise waste
  • Resource recovery
  • Understanding landfill
  • Transfer station
  • Waste gas to energy
  • Hazardous waste
  • Reuse Shop
  • Garden organics decontamination station 
Tours for all community members run regularly - visit Events and Workshops to find out tour dates.

School tours for years 4 to 12 can be arranged to suit you. Tours are free and we even fund travel to the park if your school is within the City of Cockburn!

Regional Resource Recovery Centre tours

The Regional Resource Recovery Centre processes general waste from your home and also features a Materials Recovery Facility for processing recyclable items. State of the art technology separates waste, recovers recycling and converts organic waste to compost. Contact tours@smrc.com.au to book a tour. Schools within the City of Cockburn can access a free bus to transport them to and from the site.

Waste education mobile trailer

Schools and community groups can borrow the City's mobile waste education trailer. The trailer contains resources on how to 'reduce, reuse, recycle', as well as fun games including:
  • Landfill Game
  • Memory Game
  • Wetlands Game
  • Recycling game
  • Composting Game

Waste education incursions

The Waste Education Officer attends schools within the City of Cockburn to run waste education sessions. These are tailored to your school’s needs and include games and activities.

Which Bin? posters 

Posters explaining what should go in each bin are available for 2 bin households, 3 bin households, offices and schools. See 'Related Documents' below for printable PDF versions. 

More information and contact

Contact the Waste Education Officer on 08 9411 3444 or at customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au to borrow the trailer or book school programs.



9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

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

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