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MWAC Information Bulletin
26 September 2014
WALGA
Issue 197

In this issue...

Kerbside Communications EoI
WALGA is delivering an engagement and enforcement Program to increase recycling and reduce contamination in the kerbside recycling system.
This follows on from the ‘That’s Rubbish’ Campaign implemented in 2013/14. This Program is being funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Levy.

This Program will assist Local Government to meet the State Waste Strategy targets for diversion of municipal waste from landfill (Metropolitan area 50 per cent, and 30 per cent for Regional Centres by 2015).  The Program will also assist Local Government to save money.  With increasing disposal costs and recycling contractors considering introducing penalty rates for highly contaminated recycling, this is the time to act to reduce contamination and increase recycling.

WALGA is seeking to partner with three Local Governments in the Perth metropolitan area, to trial the South Australian ‘Big Tagging Program’ which is credited with decreasing the contamination of recycling bins by 60 per cent in South Australia.
To register your interest in taking part in this Program, please complete the Expression of Interest and return it to Heather Squire, Waste Policy Coordinator by COB Friday, 10 October.
Compost Preferred Supplier Tender
WALGA is developing a Preferred Supplier Panel for the supply of composting services to Local Governments.
The Tender for this Preferred Supplier Panel is out now and closes at 3pm on Tuesday, 14 October.
For more information, contact Craig Grant, Business Management Consultant on 9213 2038.
Waste Winners
Congratulations to all winners and highly commended of this year’s Infinity Awards.
This year’s Infinity Awards night had an amazing turnout of over 150 people gathered to acknowledge the great work of all nominations and finalists. City of Bunbury/Shire of Capel won the Local Government category for their introduction of a third bin for organic wastes.

Western Metropolitan Regional Council Earth Carers and Southern Metropolitan Regional Council were both highly commended. WALGA Manager Waste and Recyling, Rebecca Brown took home the Waste Champion Award.
To see the full list of winners, visit the Waste Authority website.
WHAT IS MWAC?
The Municipal Waste Advisory Council (MWAC) is a standing committee of WALGA with delegated authority on municipal waste issues. MWAC's membership includes the major Regional Councils (waste management), making MWAC a unique forum through which all the major Local Government waste management organisations cooperate.
MWAC members are:
WALGA
ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade,
West Leederville, WA 6007
PO Box 1544, West Perth, WA 6872
Tel: (08) 9213 2000 | Fax: (08) 9213 2077
Email: info@walga.asn.au
www.walga.asn.au
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