Mandurah aiming to further improve on recycling bin contamination rates

Mandurah aiming to further improve on recycling bin contamination rates

The campaign comes as the nation is hit with the Chinese import ban, which has sent local governments around Australia into a logistical nightmare when it comes to waste management as they become overwhelmed with their own rubbish.

The City contracts the delivery of its waste management services to Cleanaway through an Alliance style contract, which according to Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams is an Australian first in local government.  Read more

The broader effects of China's import ban in WA

The broader effects of China’s import ban in WA

“The SMRC’s MRF is continuing to operate in the same capacity as it was prior to the China import ban and it not currently stockpiling or landfilling any recyclable material,” Youe continues.

“However, the SMRC can’t speak for other MRF operators in WA on their current situation. Negative press throughout the media damages the public’s confidence in kerbside recycling and there has been substantial media coverage surrounding the impacts being felt from the China import ban.  Read more

City of Swan recognised for waste management achievements

City of Swan recognised for waste management achievements

The City’s waste management cost per resident was found to be less than the state and national average. Resident living in the City of Swan were shown to dump almost 14% less rubbish than the average council in WA.

Mayor David Lucas says the City of Swan’s achievements were possible due to the fact that the city, along with all the other members of the East Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), takes waste and recycling very seriously.  Read more