$420,000 for waste

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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.

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