Improved waste management is a high priority for the Shire and this grant will help expand one avenue of the Shire’s multi-faceted approach.
E-waste is discarded electrical or electronic devices that cannot be processed through the Shire’s regular recycling services.
“Every little thing we can do as a community to improve recycling is better for all of us in the long run,” Shire President Lynne Craigie OAM said.
“This grant will mean we can improve waste management in each of our three towns.”
In Newman, the grant will fund one large recycling station using a retrofitted shipping container at the Newman Refuse Site, which will collect items such as televisions, computers and printers. It will be available for residents and businesses.
Newman will also get two household recycling stations, while Marble Bar and Nullagine will get one each.
The smaller recycling sites in each of the towns will be able to collect items such as mobile phones and iPads, printer cartridges, cameras and gaming accessories.
The Shire will work in partnership with Marlpa Waste Logistics, which is an Aboriginal-owned and run business based in Karratha to collect the e-waste.
- The grant is funded through the State Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation’ New Industries Fund, in partnership with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.
- The Shire will also be supporting the WA Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 objectives: to avoid waste, recover more value and resources from waste, and protect the environment from the impacts of waste.
More information on the Shire’s multi-faceted approach to recycling can be found here