Trash into trea­sures Lucy Jarvis

Eastern Reporter - - Stirlingscoop -

A WASTE re­cy­cling pro­gram in Clark­son has re­sulted in con­ver­sion of more than 3800 tonnes of ma­te­rial from build­ing sites into use­ful sup­plies over the past four years.

Ta­mala Park Re­gional Council and Catalina es­tate devel­op­ers are cel­e­brat­ing suc­cess of a scheme that has re­duced the amount of waste taken to land­fill since 2013.

The Catalina Waste Man­age­ment Pro­gram was an in­dus­try first in WA, ini­ti­ated and de­vel­oped by the re­gional council, which in­cludes the cities of Joon­dalup, Perth, Stir­ling, Vin­cent and Wanneroo and the towns of Cam­bridge and Vic­to­ria Park.

In­stant Waste Man­age­ment op­er­ates the pro­gram to col­lect and re­cy­cle con­struc­tion waste from the es­tate.

The com­pany pro­vides bins to builders who choose to par­tic­i­pate and trans­ports waste to its re­cy­cling fa­cil­ity in Bayswa­ter where it is pro­cessed and pre­pared for re-use.

Re­cov­ered ma­te­ri­als in­clude builders’ rub­ble with a mix of con­crete and bricks; light ma­te­rial such as pa­per and card­board; re­cy­cled clean fill such as sand; metal and wood.

In­stant Waste Man­age­ment gen­eral man­ager John Miniello said, on a per capita ba­sis, WA pro­duced the most waste in the na­tion, and re­cy­cled the least.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey­mu­ni­ d475451

Lau­ren Vi­dler of Sat­ter­ley, Jake Hickey from In­stant Re­source and Luke Aitken of Ta­mala Park Re­gional Council at Catalina Es­tate.

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