Re­cy­cling ser­vice to start

Pilbara News - - News - Alicia Per­era

Yel­low-lid­ded bins have been ap­pear­ing in drive­ways across the City of Kar­ratha over the past few weeks and from Mon­day res­i­dents will fi­nally have the chance to use them when reg­u­lar kerb­side re­cy­cling be­gins.

The City of Kar­ratha and waste man­age­ment com­pany Clean­away agreed to im­ple­ment a fort­nightly re­cy­cling ser­vice in re­sponse to com­mu­nity feed­back show­ing it was a high pri­or­ity for res­i­dents.

Clean­away Pil­bara re­gional man­ager Dave Mul­der said peo­ple could be as­sured their ma­te­ri­als would be prop­erly re­cy­cled.

“The key thing for us is that peo­ple need to be con­fi­dent that we are lead­ers in the re­cy­cling world and (their waste) is go­ing to re­cy­cled,” he said.

“The feed­back we’ve had from the com­mu­nity has been very pos­i­tive. Now it’s im­por­tant that we de­liver on what we say we’re go­ing to do, and also that we work to­gether with the com­mu­nity for a suc­cess­ful out­come.”

Kerb­side re­cy­cling will op­er­ate on a fort­nightly cy­cle around all Kar­ratha sub­urbs, Dampier, Roe­bourne, Cheed­itha, Wick­ham and Point Sam­son.

All will have the same rub­bish col­lec­tion days as be­fore ex­cept for Roe­bourne and Cheed­itha, which will be col­lected on Fridays, and Point Sam­son, which will change to Wed­nes­days.

Mr Mul­der asked peo­ple to pay care­ful at­ten­tion to what they put into their re­cy­cling bin to avoid con­tam­i­na­tion and if in doubt con­tact Clean­away for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

The col­lected rub­bish will be pro­cessed in Kar­ratha and the glass re­cy­cled at Kar­ratha Earth­mov­ing and Sand Sup­plies, be­fore the re­main­der is trans­ported to Clean­away’s new $20 mil­lion Ma­te­rial Re­cy­cling Fa­cil­ity in Perth.

Kar­ratha En­viro Group com­mit­tee mem­ber Lau­rinda Tim­mins wel­comed the move to­wards more sus­tain­able waste man­age­ment in the City.

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Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long and Clean­away Pil­bara re­gional man­ager Dave Mul­der look for­ward to the re­cy­cling ser­vice start­ing in the city next week.

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