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New waste sorting facility

The Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park is a new waste centre operated by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council.

It covers the cities of Bayswater, Belmont and Swan; shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring; and the Town of Bassendean.

The facility benefitted from funding through the Authority's Regional Funding Program as a final project in that scheme.

Read the Minister's media release.

New Engagement program

The Community and Industry Engagement program (CIEP), was launched  today by the Minister for Environment, Albert Jacobs.

It will provide funding towards the development and implementation of waste management projects and initiatives that promote the diversion of waste from landfill.

Eligible organisations include industry, local governments, State Government, regional councils, peak industry organisations, research and educational organisations and community groups.

The program will support organisations that enhance industry and community engagement in Waste Authority programs or deliver education activities that support the implementation of the Waste Authority’s Business Plan 2016–17.

Up to $690,000 funding is offered through two streams.

You can view the Minister's announcement and full details are on our dedicated CIEP page.

Karrinyup Waste Wise School excels

Karrinyup Primary School is one of the recipients of a Waste Wise Schools grant and have used the funds to further enhance the message of sustainability across the campus.

Read the Minister's media release.

Visit the Waste Wise Schools program pages.

Three bins for kerbside collection increases recycling

Local councils which use three rubbish bins for household kerbside collections are recovering much more waste for recycling than those with two bins, new research has found.

The results are in the Local Government Waste and Recycling Census 2014-15, published by the Waste Authority.

The State Government has $15.4 million available for more local councils to roll out Better Bins based on the success of the pilot program in the cities of Bayswater, Rockingham and Stirling; towns of Cambridge and Cottesloe; and the shires of Capel, Collie and Donnybrook-Balingup.

Read more in the Minister’s media release.

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