Keep on recycling, says City
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.