WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Charitable recyclers get help with illegally dumped waste

Charitable recyclers get help with illegally dumped waste

Charitable recyclers who have to dispose of materials dumped illegally at their sites can recover waste levy costs under a state government initiative.

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Perth's recycling record worsens

Perth's recycling record worsens

Perth's poor recycling record has worsened, with two-thirds of household waste generated in the metropolitan area being sent straight to landfill.

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Mandurah aiming to further improve on recycling bin contamination rates

Mandurah aiming to further improve on recycling bin contamination ratesLock icon

After already being named one of the top local governments for recycling in Western Australia, the City on Mandurah has launched a campaign aimed at further bringing down their contamination rate of recycling bins from 6% to 4%.

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China's import ban not impacting City of Wanneroo's waste management

China's import ban not impacting City of Wanneroo's waste management

There has been no impact on the City of Wanneroo's waste management services despite the Chinese government implementing stringent controls around importing recyclables, according to council.

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The broader effects of China's import ban in WA

The broader effects of China's import ban in WALock icon

The China import ban has had a broader effect on the industry with some materials experiencing a drop in value both before and after the restrictions on recyclables came into place at the start of 2018, according to Tim Youe, CEO of Southern Metropolitan...

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City of Swan recognised for waste management achievements

City of Swan recognised for waste management achievementsLock icon

A major survey of local governments has recognised the City of Swan for its extremely efficient delivery of essential services, especially in the space of waste management.

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WA state government makes regulatory changes for landfills

WA state government makes regulatory changes for landfills

In an effort to support recycling and minimise unnecessary regulation, the state government has amended regulations to ensure sites that accept only clean fill and uncontaminated fill, which meet environmental and health thresholds after testing, are...

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Face your waste

Face your waste

While one council has decided to send its recyclables to landfill, another has decided to continue educating its community.

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WA sets up taskforce

WA sets up taskforce

In light of China's National Sword policy, the Western Australian government has set up a waste taskforce, which will provide advice directly to the Minister for Environment.

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WorleyParsons joins GreenBatch's war on waste

WorleyParsons joins GreenBatch's war on waste

WorleyParsons has become an active participant in the war on waste by helping design Greenbatch's first plastics recycling plant in Western Australia in a bid to curb the need to send used plastic to be processed overseas.

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