Kar­ratha tips top State at awards

Pilbara News - - News - Court­ney Fowler

■ 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.

Pic­ture: City of Kar­ratha

Kar­ratha won Waste Man­age­ment and Lit­ter Preven­tion award at the Tidy Towns com­pe­ti­tion.

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