Tight­en­ing waste line

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Money Talks -

THE City of Ned­lands has be­come the first lo­cal gov­ern­ment in WA to re­cy­cle com­pact verge hard waste.

The new tech­nol­ogy at West Tip Waste Con­trol’s re­source re­cov­ery plant will en­able the City to re­cover all house­hold fur­ni­ture, in­clud­ing white goods and metal prod­ucts, which have pre­vi­ously been de­posited in land­fill.

Mayor Max Hip­kins said the im­ple­men­ta­tion of this new tech­nol­ogy was a sig­nif­i­cant tech­no­log­i­cal and fi­nan­cial achieve­ment for the City.

“The City’s waste man­age­ment ser­vice is in a strong po­si­tion and con­tin­ues to make sav­ings for the City’s ratepay­ers by achiev­ing cost-ef­fec­tive out­comes,” he said

“The com­pet­i­tive ten­der process for the bulk col­lec­tion and dis­posal ser­vices has man­aged to achieve pro­jected sav­ings of about $65,000 (ex­clud­ing GST) an­nu­ally in com­par­i­son to last year’s bud­get due to im­proved pro­ce­dures.

“Res­i­dents’ waste charges con­tinue to re­main un­changed since 2013.”

The new tech­nol­ogy will en­able the City to sep­a­rate waste at the source and help it to­wards its goal of achiev­ing the State Gov­ern­ment’s tar­get of di­vert­ing 65 per cent of waste from land­fill. Mr Hip­kins said the City was one of the top per­form­ers.

“This new tech­nol­ogy will fur­ther boost its re­cov­ery rates and achiev­ing the State Gov­ern­ment’s tar­gets,” he said.

Clean­away Perth metro re­gional man­ager Paul Tomkin­son, Mayor Max Hip­kins, West Tip Con­trol man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ste­fan Todor­ski and City of Ned­lands’ Chaminda Mendis.

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