Tip up­grades to in­clude re­cy­cling

Midwest Times - - NEWS - Ge­off Vi­vian

Shark Bay Shire will en­cour­age peo­ple tak­ing their waste to Den­ham rub­bish tip to dis­pose of it more care­fully once a re­cy­cling fa­cil­ity is es­tab­lished.

Shire pres­i­dent Ch­eryl Cow­ell said the fa­cil­ity would also serve the shires of Ex­mouth and Carnar­von.

“The re­cy­cling won’t be a ‘pickup’ but ‘bring your re­cy­cling to the shire de­pot’, and we will have a glass-crusher, card­board-baler, and shred­der for me­tals,” she said.

“We are up­grad­ing our tip with fund­ing we got 12-18 months ago.”

Cr Cow­ell said the project had taken sev­eral years to ne­go­ti­ate.

“When the lo­cal govern­ment amal­ga­ma­tions were be­ing pro­posed by the pre­vi­ous Lib­eral govern­ment, other groups could form re­gional col­lab­o­ra­tive groups,” she said.

“The dis­tances would have meant amal­ga­ma­tion didn’t work, so we did form the Three Coastal Shires re­gional col­lab­o­ra­tive group.

“Our col­lab­o­ra­tive group was with Carnar­von and Ex­mouth, and one of the projects that came out of that was the re­gional re­cy­cling de­pot.”

At last month’s meet­ing, coun­cil­lors au­tho­rised the Shire’s chief ex­ec­u­tive to ap­prove the plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion af­ter it had been ad­ver­tised for pub­lic com­ment.

Pub­lic com­ment is open un­til De­cem­ber 8.

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