Keep on re­cy­cling, says City

Canning Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

RES­I­DENTS in the City of Can­ning should con­tinue re­cy­cling de­spite news thou­sands of tonnes of re­cy­clables are end­ing up as land­fill.

Last week, the Can­ning Times re­vealed 20 WA coun­cils had nowhere to send their re­cy­cling af­ter con­tract ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween Clean­away and the Re­gional Re­source Re­cov­ery Cen­tre in Can­ning Vale stalled.

The South­ern Metropoli­tan Re­gional Coun­cil (SMRC) had an in­terim agree­ment in place to help re­cy­cle ma­te­ri­als des­tined for Clean­away’s fa­cil­ity in South Guild­ford, which was de­stroyed by fire in Novem­ber.

But this ar­range­ment ex­pired on Jan­uary 24.

Can­ning Mayor Pa­trick Hall said all ma­te­rial in re­cy­cling bins col­lected by the City of Can­ning con­tin­ues to be pro­cessed for re­cy­cling and is not go­ing to land­fill.

“The City of Can­ning has a waste man­age­ment con­tract with Suez to process re­cy­clables,” he said.

“As such it is not im­pacted by re­cent events re­ported.”

Late on Fri­day, a ver­bal agree­ment was reached be­tween Clean­away and SMRC to process re­cy­clables but the terms and con­di­tions were still be­ing fi­nalised this week.

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