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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 era for waste recycling in WA

More than one million tonnes of recycled construction and demolition (C&D) waste could be diverted from landfill and used to build roads under a landmark agreement between Main Roads WA and the Waste Authority.

“Western Australia has been the worst performer in the country even though C&D waste is relatively homogenous and material such as concrete is comparatively simple to reprocess,” Mr Marmion said.

In July 2011, Mr Marmion asked the Waste Authority to investigate the potential to improve the use of recycled C&D materials in State Government civil works. (see the rest of the Minister's statement here)

Green Stamp Aims for 100% Compliance

Perth-based MTA member Automotive Holdings Group (AHG), which has 30 sites in WA and another 30 sites in New South Wales and Queensland, is on track to make every one of its sites Green Stamp accredited by mid-2011.

National Health, Safety and Environment Manager, Fred Easton, told Motor WA magazine that several AHG sites were already Green Stamp accredited before it became a company-wide goal in late 2009.

Green Stamp is a strategic partner with the WA Waste Authority, which provides funding towards the program.

Read the full story here..