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WALGA’s Waste Management Newsletter
Issue 17 August 2021

LG Focus: Craving for Compost

City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle residents have developed an appetite for closing the loop on food waste.

Food and garden organics from the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council are blended into retail garden products, containing up to 30% FOGO derived material. A trial pallet, comprising 84 bags of garden compost, recently went on sale at the Fremantle Recycling Centre and was sold out in just one weekend.

Residents were delighted to see how the contents of their FOGO bins were being used, with requests for more of the product to be made available. Another two pallets are expected to arrive soon at the Fremantle Recycling Centre.

Head over to the Fremantle Recycling Centre to get your hands on these much sought-after garden goodies, or contact the City of Fremantle for more information on where else these bags of garden compost are available.
Image credit: City of Fremantle.

LG Focus: Up for Adoption

The City of Melville has decommissioned a number of bin surrounds that are ready for a new lease of life.

There are nine sloped-roof bin surrounds and one curved-roof bin surround complete with a concrete slab looking to be rehomed. Other than a fresh lick of paint and a cobweb removal ceremony, they will be a great alternative to buying new.

If you can make use of these bin surrounds, please contact the City of Melville and ask to speak with Paul Molony, Manager Resource Recovery & Waste.
Image credit: City of Melville.

Only 12 more sleeps to go!

The 2021 Waste & Recycle Conference is swiftly approaching so here are a few tips to make sure you’re ready for the event.
  • Tickets have been selling fast so secure your spot and REGISTER now.
  • Peruse the Program and make note of the speakers you don’t want to miss.
  • Have a rummage for some items that can be repaired by our friends from Repair Cafe Perth.
  • Dig up your best op shop finds so you can take part in the Reuse Fashion Show and be in the running to win a cash prize for the best outfit.
For more information, email the team at Event & Conference Co. or visit the Waste & Recycle Conference website.
Image credit: WALGA.

2021 Community Litter Grants Winners

Congratulations to the City of Perth, Town of Port Hedland and the shires of Exmouth and Nungarin!

Announced to coincide with Keep Australia Beautiful Week, August 16-22, the grants support a diverse range of community projects to reduce litter and change littering behaviour in Western Australia. A total of 14 Local Governments and community groups will share in more than $37,000 in the 2021 round of the Keep Australia Beautiful Council's Community Litter Grants Scheme.

Keep Australia Beautiful Council Community Litter Grants have provided more than $416,000 since 2013.

Further details about the recipients and projects are available on the Keep Australia Beautiful WA website.
Image credit: Keep Australia Beautiful WA.

The Monster has been revealed!

Containers for Change has launched its new marketing campaign that’s focused on driving behaviour change.

The Container Deposit Scheme has been off to a great start since it began in October 2020, however at least four out of ten drink containers are still going landfill.

Armed with a new WA born-and-bred marketing campaign the Scheme is aiming to increase participation and get containers out of landfill by building a sense of connection to a local issue and motivating individuals within the community to take action.

See how Containers for Change are recruiting recycling renegades for their container collecting crusade. A change for containers is here.
Image credit: Western Australia Return Recycle Renew Ltd.

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