Sustainability Initiatives

1. Overview

The Town provides opportunities for residents to access products and services that promote sustainability in our day-to-day lives.

At different times throughout the year, we run programs and offer incentives for residents, such as subsidised local native plants and rebates on worm farms and compost bins. Our spring and autumn programs offer workshops on being sustainable and our annual Lake Monger Market is a great place to get rid of unwanted items and pick up a pre-loved bargain of your own!

A selection of rewards are available through the Switch Your Thinking program that helps reduce waste, energy and water use. 

In the lead up, sustainability initiatives are advertised on our Events page so take a look and find something to inspire you!

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2. Switch your thinking

As a proud partner Council of Switch Your Thinking, Town of Cambridge residents have access to a range of rewards to help you cut waste, and reduce energy and water use.

Switch Your Thinking work with local businesses to offer residents a discount on products that will make your home more sustainable.

Head over to Rewards for residents for more information.

3. Native Plant Subsidy Scheme

Each year the Town of Cambridge in partnership with WESROC offers the opportunity for residents to purchase local native seedlings for a subsidised price.

The offer, available each year throughout May, encourages and supports residents to use sustainable and water wise local native plants in their gardens and verges.

Seedlings are supplied by Apace Nursery in North Fremantle.

Visit Apace Nursery

4. Worm Farm and Compost Bin Rebates

Rebates are offered to Town of Cambridge residents, from February to May, to encourage the use of compost bins and worm farms to reduce and reuse organic household waste.

Rebates do not apply to the live worms and claims must be made within one year of purchase.

Worm-Farm-Compost-Bin-Rebate-Scheme-Claim-Form-2018.pdf(PDF, 185KB)

5. Autumn and Spring Programs

Each year there are some great things happening around the Town in the name of sustainability.

The autumn and spring programs are jam-packed with free, fun and exciting events and initiatives that will get you involved in creating a more sustainable home and Town.

Sustainability-Autumn-Program-2018.pdf(PDF, 192KB)


6. Lake Monger Market

The Garage Sale Trail Lake Monger Market is a free, yearly market at Lake Monger which facilitates the buying and selling of unwanted goods and diverting them from landfill.

It is a simple way to bring the community together, reuse stuff and rethink the idea of what waste really is.

7. Responsible Cafes Program

Responsible Cafés is a national program that encourages cafés to offer a discount to customers who bring their own reusable takeaway cup. The program aims to reduce the number of disposable cups used and wasted and promote awareness of the issues of single-use waste in the process. To see if your local café is part of the program check out the Responsible Cafés website.

8. Share the Space 

In partnership with the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) and its member Councils, City of Cockburn and City of Vincent, Spare the Space is an initiative which aims to encourage predictable and courteous behaviours and discourage distractions while walking, cycling and driving on our roads, shared paths, trails and footpaths. 

Three short videos show Stevie, a typical member of the community, in different scenarios that we all have experienced from time to time. It identifies behaviours that can help reduce conflicts and safety issues while in these situations. 

For more information and to view all three videos visit the EMRC website