City of Cockburn up for two waste awards

Cockburn's waste team is up for an Infinity Award. Pictured: Staff L to R - Mickey Danilov, Rafeena Boyle, Lyall Davieson (Waste Manager), Nicki Ledger & Mike Haynes. Photo: Jon Hewson. d488036 communitypix.com.au
Cockburn's waste team is up for an Infinity Award. Pictured: Staff L to R - Mickey Danilov, Rafeena Boyle, Lyall Davieson (Waste Manager), Nicki Ledger & Mike Haynes. Photo: Jon Hewson. d488036 communitypix.com.au

THE City of Cockburn’s approach to waste reduction and recycling has seen it shortlisted in two categories at the 2018 Infinity Awards.

The City’s waste education program was named a finalist in the Avoid recover Protect-Community Waste Award category, while the waste team was shortlisted in the Waste Team of the Year category.

The waste education program aims to teach the community about ways they can reduce the amount of rubbish they generate, reduce the contamination of bins, maximise resource recovery and eliminate waste finding its way into the environment.

Cockburn waste manager Lyall Davieson said the recognition was amazing as it was important for the City to be seen as a leader in waste prevention, reduction and management.

“The waste team is both excited and proud,” he said.

“We are all committed to reducing the effects of climate change and delivering a better world for future generations..

“In addition, we are a highly coordinated and synchronised team and many great relationships have developed as a result.”

Winners will be announced on November 15.