Cleanaway’s service begins in City of Karratha

Western Australia’s City of Karratha has begun its regular kerbside recycling service with Cleanaway.

Commencing in February, the City of Karratha and Cleanaway agreed to implement a fortnightly recycling service in response to community feedback showing it was a high priority for residents.

Cleanaway Pilbara Regional Manager Dave Mulder said people could be assured their materials would be properly recycled.

“The key thing for us is that people need to be confident that we are leaders in the recycling world and (their waste) is going to be recycled,” he said.

“The feedback we’ve had from the community has been very positive. Now it’s important that we deliver on what we say we’re going to do, and also that we work together with the community for a successful outcome.”

Kerbside recycling will operate on a fortnightly cycle around all Karratha suburbs, Dampier, Roebourne, Cheeditha, Wickham and Point Samson.

All will have the same rubbish collection days as before except for Roebourne and Cheeditha, which will be collected on Fridays, and Point Samson, which will change to Wednesdays.

Cleanaway said the new dual-service approach is a result of competitive tender process with the City of Karratha.

Cleanaway was awarded the contract beginning 6 February 2017, under a 3 + 2 rolling arrangement.

The collected rubbish will be processed in Karratha and the glass recycled at Karratha Earthmoving and Sand Supplies, before the remainder is transported to Cleanaway’s new $20 million Material Recycling Facility in Perth.

Karratha Enviro Group committee member Laurinda Timmins welcomed the move towards more sustainable waste management in the City.

Pictured: City of Karratha mayor Peter Long and Cleanaway Pilbara Regional Manager Dave Mulder.


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