Rub­bish, re­cy­cling hot top­ics

Southern Telegraph - - News - Ash­wini Saseedaran

Some may con­sider it a rub­bish sub­ject, but waste and re­cy­cling re­main a hot topic and it is some­thing in which the City of Kwinana is heav­ily in­vested.

Af­ter a rig­or­ous ten­der process, the City has changed its waste and re­cy­cling ser­vice provider to SUEZ, one of the most highly ex­pe­ri­enced com­pa­nies spe­cial­is­ing in global waste and re­cy­cling.

The changes will have a “min­i­mal im­pact” on res­i­dents but a greater ef­fect on the en­vi­ron­ment, ac­cord­ing to Mayor Carol Adams.

“Col­lec­tion days will re­main the same and there will be no in­crease to the cost of pro­vid­ing the waste ser­vice to the com­mu­nity,” she said.

“The new con­tract will see the in­tro­duc­tion of a new fleet with tech­no­log­i­cal en­hance­ments aimed at im­prov­ing the City’s waste re­cov­ery rates and ser­vice ef­fi­cien­cies. Trans­port-re­lated car­bon emis­sions will also re­duce due to shorter dis­tances to trans­port re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als.”

Res­i­dents were en­cour­aged to take soft plas­tics to re­cy­cling points at su­per­mar­kets while con­tin­u­ing to sep­a­rate their waste and re­cy­cling be­tween house­hold green and yel­lowlid­ded bins.

There will be no in­crease to the cost of pro­vid­ing the waste ser­vice to the com­mu­nity. Carol Adams

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