$420,000 for waste
THE WA Government has given $420,000 to the new Hazelmere waste sorting facility intended to recover re-usable materials and divert waste from landfill. Located at the Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park, the waste sorting facility will be operated by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council including the cities of Bayswater, Belmont, Swan, the shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring and the town of Bassendean. Environment Minister Albert Jacob said it was expected the sorting facility would divert 50 per cent of the 20,000 tonnes of waste received from landfill. "This waste recovery centre is designed to receive and recover a range of materials from the commercial and industrial sector,” he said. It will also accept materials from local government bulk and verge waste collections, allowing for increased recovery of municipal solid waste. The minister said the facility was expected to employ 25 people at full capacity.