Opportunity not wasted
UP to 200 tonnes of unwanted verge collection goods, including washing machines, TVS and carpets, will avoid landfill because of a new waste contract agreed at Cottesloe Council recently.
“The company has suggested that by taking all the materials to their sorting facility, they could achieve diversion rates as high as 80 per cent,” chief executive Mat Humfrey said.
Rising tip fees introduced by all state governments are putting pressure on councils to ensure as much bulk, general and green wastes are recovered, recycled or used as possible so costs are not passed on to residents in rates.
Mr Humfrey said the new contract with Malaga-based West Tip Waste Control would save $31,390 during its 16 months because the 200 tonnes from verge collections was not being put into landfill.
The system at the West Tip's plant dumps all rubbish in a receiving shed, getting rid of nonconforming items, before oversized items are taken out by front end loaders.
The subsequent separation process uses vibrating screens, density separators, magnets and picking areas to sort and clean as many items as possible for reuse and recycling, instead of sending it to dumps. Mr Humfrey said there would be no changes to residents putting waste “neatly” on verges before general, bulk and green waste collections.
MOSMAN PARK JEWELLERY by Tiffany’s, Katespade and Pandora was among valuables worth $11,500 taken from a Somerset Crescent home between 9am and 7pm on June 29.
Sergeant Paul Gelmi said a back window at the home was smashed, The thieves also took a handbag, martial arts knives, climbing equipment and watches.
■ Police are warning residents to remove valuables from cars after a series of five break-ins of vehicles in the Boundary Road area during the afternoon of July 2. Sgt Gelmi said most of the thefts were minor items but there had been other thefts from cars recently in Mosman Park. Officers held a community awareness
session at Coles, Mosman Park to highlight the issue last Friday.
A THIEF targeted a Holden Commodore parked in Cambridge Street overnight on June 29. Senior Sergeant Rachel Greene said the thief smashed the Commodore’s rear window.
A set of jump leads was taken from the vehicle.
VEHICLE license plates were taken by thieves in the Hungry Jack’s carpark.
Sgt Greene said the plates were taken from a Hyundai between 1pm and 5pm on June 5.
The plates were not reported to have been used in any other
crime late last week.
NEDLANDS BURGLARS stole a Wi-fi system after searching a coffee shop on Carrington Street between July 1 and July 7.
“They went into the mezzanine area and rummaged through cupboards,” Sgt Greene said.
The Wi-fi system of an undisclosed value was taken.
A BIKE chain and lock did not stop thieves on Dublin Street between 9pm on July 3 and 1am the following morning.
“They used a bolt cutter to cut through the lock and chain,” Sgt Greene said.
The bike that was taken was a turquoise-coloured Trek model.