Karratha tips top State at awards
■ Innovative recycling and wasteprevention methods in the City of Karratha have been recognised as the best in the state at this year’s Tidy Town State Awards.
Karratha was announced the category winner for Waste Management and Litter Prevention for its leadership in recycling and disposal services at Seven Mile Landfill Facility.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the progressive ideas and methods implemented at the Seven Mile Waste Facility had greatly improved how the City dealt with waste and receiving recognition at a state-level was a welldeserved outcome.
“Our Seven Mile landfill facility has changed drastically the way waste is handled in the City of Karratha and we are continuing to push those recycling efforts with more disposal options, site attendants, education programs with local schools and our tip shop,” he said.
“Through this approach we are seeing more and more items diverted from landfill and being recycled or placed into our recycling centre which is a great result for our environment and our community.”
Wickham was also a finalist in this category.
The 2015 Tidy Town State awards were held on September 11 at the Royal Perth Yacht Club, Crawley.
Karratha won Waste Management and Litter Prevention award at the Tidy Towns competition.