Recycling plant part of plan
NEW BULLSBROOK FACILITY FREE FOR COMMUNITY TO USE
BULLSBROOK Recycling Facility will open today as part of the City of Swan Waste Strategic Plan.
The facility, opened by Environment Minister Steven Fisher and Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright, will provide the community with a recycling centre to sort, recycle and reuse unwanted bulk items and material year-round. Cr Wainwright said the free facility could be used by residents from Ellenbrook to Bullsbrook.
“Not only will this help reduce the amount of material being included in verge side bulk collections, it will reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and being dumped illegally, which is something we are targeting across the City through our Reduce Illegal Dumping Program,” he said.
The City collected 580 tonnes of illegally dumped waste in the last financial year, including materials that could have been recycled.
Councillor Kevin Bailey said the facility had been designed with the environment in mind.
“All of the new centre’s roads and hardstands have been designed and constructed by City of Swan staff using recycled road base material and the onsite material sheds have been reused from the previous property owners,” he said. “The City also held a tree planting event last week, where staff and community members planted close to 3500 native seedlings in a bid to help beautify the centre and prevent future erosion and protect on-site water catchment basin.”
For more information including opening hours and location visit website www.swan.wa.gov.au.