The green waste verge collection begins in October–November 2018 for City of Rockingham residents.
A few warm days last week was a reminder that summer is around the corner. Plenty of rain over winter has provided good growth for plants. This also means potential fuel for bushfires during summer. Residents can prepare their gardens for the bushfire season, or a general tidy by making use of this service.
A maximum of three cubic metres of prunings can be placed on the verge, not more than the weekend prior to scheduled collection dates.
Check your properties collection date on the City of Rockingham website using the Near Me feature.
Conditions on using the green waste verge collection can be found on the Verge Collection page of the City’s website.
Sculptors from Hillman Primary School and Living Waters Lutheran College have been crowned as winners at the City of Rockingham’s 2018 Up-Cycle Art Project Exhibition.
The winners were recognised during an awards night at the Rockingham Arts Centre on 21 September, with Hillman’s “Mr Re-Use It All” and Living Waters’ “Mind Manipulator” the standouts from 11 primary and secondary school entries.
The exhibition focused on promoting the re-use of objects and included more than 200 students who worked closely with five local artists in a residency program to create their sculptures.
Mayor Barry Sammels said the Up-Cycle Art Project Exhibition gave students a chance to show off their creative skills while also learning about the importance of recycling.
“The results of the sculptures at the Up-Cycle Art Project Exhibition were highly creative and a testament to the skills of all the students involved,” Mayor Sammels said.
“It is fantastic to see the level of work produced for the exhibition and is a great reminder that most modern materials can be re-used more than once.”
“Both Hillman Primary School and Living Waters Lutheran College’s sculptures were designed brilliantly and inspired some thought provoking messages.”
Hillman’s “Mr Re-Use It All” was designed to remind people of the harm waste can cause in our oceans, while Living Waters’ “Mind Manipulator” addressed issues surrounding how young people’s minds can be manipulated through the media.
In the past, the Up-Cycle Art Project sculptures had been displayed alongside the Castaways Sculpture Awards exhibition.
However, due to the cancellation of 2018 Castaways Sculpture Awards, for the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation, this year’s school component was a standalone exhibition at the Rockingham Arts Centre.
“The City would also like to thank Alcoa and the Rockingham Lions Club for their support of the 2018 Up-Cycle Art Project Exhibition,” Mayor Sammels said.
“Without their contribution the awards would not be possible.”
The City also thanks all the students who participated in creating sculptures from the following schools:
Living Waters Lutheran College, Malibu School, South Coast Baptist College, Rockingham Montessori Adolescent Program, Baldivis Secondary College, Hillman Primary School, East Waikiki Primary School, Port Kennedy Primary School, Safety Bay Primary School, Rockingham Montessori School, Rockingham Lakes Primary School.
More than 200 students from schools across the City of Rockingham have been busy testing their creative skills ahead of the 2018 Up-Cycle Art Project Exhibition which showcases on 21 September 2018.
The exhibition promotes the re-use of objects and has involved students from 11 schools working closely with five local artists in a residency program to bring selected sculptures to life.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said students gained inspiration for the exhibition from an excursion to the City’s Millar Road Landfill and Recycling Facility.
“During the excursion students learned more about the recycling process and collected the materials needed to design their sculptures,” Mayor Sammels said.
“Not only does the Up-Cycle Art Project and Exhibition give students the chance to show off their artistic skill and creativity, it also helps instill the importance of recycling into them.”
Curator of the exhibition Barb Green said the sculptures were sure to bring a smile to visitor’s faces.
“The results are highly creative and inspiring and are a great credit to everyone involved,” Ms Green said.
In recent years the Up-Cycle Art Project Sculptures have been displayed alongside the Castaways Sculpture Awards exhibition.
However, due to the cancellation of 2018 Castaways Sculpture Awards, for the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation, this year’s school component will be a standalone exhibition.
Simon Pascoe, General Manager – WA Refining Operations, said Alcoa was proud to be an event partner and to sponsor the Alcoa Primary School Competition Award.
“It’s inspiring to see the quality of work produced by these young artists and how creative they have been with recycled materials,” Mr Pascoe said.
“The fact that this exhibition promotes the importance of recycling is something that personally resonates with me and something that Alcoa, as a manufacturer of an endlessly recyclable material, strongly believes in.”
The City also acknowledges the Rockingham Lions Club for their continued support and sponsorship of the Secondary Schools Competition Award.
The Up-Cycle Art Project and Exhibition will run from Friday 21 September until Monday 24 September 2018, open daily at the Rockingham Arts Centre from 10am until 3pm.
An awards night for the exhibition will be held on Friday 21 September, while on Sunday 23 September the exhibition will proudly support the Breakthrough Music Competition Finals which are being held in the courtyard of the Centre from 11am to 1pm.
The City would also like to acknowledge and thank all the students who participated in creating sculptures from the following schools:
Living Waters Lutheran College, Malibu School, South Coast Baptist College, Rockingham Montessori Adolescent Program, Baldivis Secondary College.
Hillman Primary School, East Waikiki Primary School, Port Kennedy Primary School, Safety Bay Primary School, Rockingham Montessori School, Rockingham Lakes Primary School.
New data has revealed the City of Rockingham’s three bin collection system is having a positive environmental impact, with the City nearly doubling its recovery rate in the past year.
In mid-2017 the City upgraded its waste collection service to include recycling, waste and green waste bins, with about 50,000 residential properties involved in the roll-out. The three bins the City uses.
The latest figures indicate that since making the change to the three bin system, the City has improved its recovery rate from 24% to 47%, meaning nearly double the amount of waste is avoiding landfill.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels thanked the community for their involvement in making the three bin system a success.
“The rollout of the three bin system has played a substantial role in our community improving the way it disposes of waste,” Mayor Sammels said.
“By nearly doubling our recovery rate we have kept nearly 26,000 tonnes of recyclable or compostable material out of landfill.
“The State Government has set a recovery rate target of 65% by 2020 so it is vital we continue to sort our waste into the right bins.”
Correct disposal of recycling and green waste helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while the green waste that was originally sent to landfill is now being captured for mulching.
The roll-out of the three bin system was highlighted by an increase in the size of the recycling bin to 360 litres and a new 240 litre green waste bin.
The City also received substantial funding for the three bin system through the State Government’s Better Bins Program.
Visit rubbish and recycling services for more information on the City’s waste management services.