The City offers free waste education tours and resources for schools, businesses and the community. You can take a tour of the Henderson Waste Recovery Park, Regional Resource Recovery Centre or have the City’s mobile waste education trailer come to you!
We organise and run a number of waste education tours to important facilities, as well as offer mobile waste education with our dedicated education trailer.
Henderson Waste Recovery Park Tours
The Henderson Waste Recovery Park school tours are a great way to find out exactly what happens to the waste we produce. Discover the amazing ins and outs of our waste stream by taking a Recovery Park Tour. Tour components include:
- Waste minimisation and resource recovery
- Understanding landfill - why we still landfill, how landfills are designed and how they function, including methane gas and leachate extraction
- The Domestic Transfer Station - where goods are recovered to then be reused, on-sold or recycled (rather than being landfilled!)
- Waste Gas to Energy - methane gas capture, extraction and transfer back into the electricity grid as energy
- Recycle Shop - recovered materials shop with quality goods made of recycled stuff!
School tours run every Friday between 9am to 12 noon and are suitable for years 4 to12.
We can tailor a tour to suit your school’s needs. Tours are completely free and we even fund your travel to the park!
Regional Resource Recovery Centre Tours
The Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) is a facility using state of the art technology and infrastructure to process waste and recover recyclables for reuse. It is an important educational resource for surrounding schools, the regional community and other visitors. The RRRC offers free tours that educate visitors about the recycling process for their residential bins. It allows safe and exciting views from observation decks into the various facilities. Find out more about the RRRC waste education tours
Waste Education Mobile Trailer
The City has developed a mobile waste education trailer. The trailer was developed in partnership with the Australian Association for Environmental Education WA and is available for loan to schools and community groups within the City of Cockburn.
The mobile waste education trailer can be used as part of existing waste education programs within schools or at community events. The education trailer contains a range of resources including information about the importance of minimising waste, as well as a number of fun waste education games including the Landfill Game, Wetlands Game, and Recycling and Composting Games.
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to find out about upcoming tour dates or contact the Waste Education Officer to find out more about waste education initiatives on 08 9411 3444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org