SWR Waste Group seeks waste solutions

The South West Regional Waste Group is seeking expressions of interest for a sustainable, long-term solution for waste management including collection, sorting, processing, reuse and/or disposal.

The group’s main focus is finding a viable solution for managing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), which makes up about 60 per cent of all waste collected in the participating local government areas. MSW is mainly generated at domestic premises and either collected from houses, dropped off at waste facilities or collected from public bins.

In an Expression of Interest document, City of Busselton said external influences within the waste industry affect the operational costs of local waste management and make economies of scale critical for effective waste management.

The joint venture is driven by an emerging shortage of land for disposal, escalating construction costs, environmental expectations and public policy constraints.

The SWR Waste Group aims to work co-operatively and invest in sustainable means to either move away from landfilling or undertake landfilling more effectively.

The local government areas have services for Food Organics and Green Organics (FOGO) and recyclables, however submissions can include solutions for those waste streams.

The group is seeking submissions for each participating local government’s individual needs, any combination of participating local governments or all of the participating local governments. The South West Regional Waste Group comprises of the cities of Bunbury and Busselton and Augusta-Margaret, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Capel, Collie, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey and Nannup shires.

Submissions close 2pm (AWST) 25 November.

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