Re­cy­cling plant part of plan

NEW BULLSBROOK FA­CIL­ITY FREE FOR COMMUNITY TO USE

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS - Lisa Thomas

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.

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