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7 may 2021
Issue 9

In this issue:

Waste Winners!
The Winners of the 2021 WasteSorted Awards were announced on Wednesday, 5 May.
Massive congratulations to the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council, City of Bunbury, Town of Cambridge, City of Karratha and Shire of Collie. A special mention to the Waste Champion for 2021 – Keith Rickman, City of Stirling!
For more information visit the Waste Authority website.
LG Focus: Mask-querade in Ellenbrook
Masked and merry, City of Swan locals came in their hundreds to the Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event on Saturday, 1 May.
Even with masks on, the 367 locals who attended the event could barely contain their excitement over the five star service as materials were swiftly removed from their vehicles. Some attendees did attempt to drop off their children as well but much to their dismay, they were informed that small humans were not accepted through the Household Hazardous Waste Program.

Paint and gas cylinders made up the bulk of materials collected, most of which will be recycled, recovered or re-used in Australia, diverting them from landfill. Special thanks to Kathryn Petersen from City of Swan who helped to ensure that the event ran smoothly.   

The event was made possible with funding that is administered by the Waste Authority on behalf of the Government of Western Australia.

For more information, email Tazra Hawkins, HHW Coordinator or call on (08) 9213 2062.
LG Focus: A Stirling Effort
The ever popular City of Stirling Charity Clothing Drop-off Day was held on Saturday, 10 April.
Thanks to the generosity of the community, the drop-off day saw more than 19,500 kilograms of items collected for local charity organisations. Out of approximately 740 attendees, 56% percent were dropping off donations for the first time.

Good Sammy, Vinnies, ParaQuad Industries and the RSPCA took part in the event and expressed how happy they were with the quality of the donations collected. Items included clothing, bed linen, books, toys, jewellery and DVDs.

Image credit: City of Stirling.
The City of Stirling is looking forward to welcoming more of their local community at the next drop-off day. To stay in the loop about upcoming events subscribe to the City’s e-newsletter here.
Resource Support for Local Governments Impacted by Tropical Cyclone Seroja
WALGA is seeking expressions of interest from Local Government staff who may be able to provide assistance to Local Governments impacted by Tropical Cyclone Seroja.
A large number of Local Governments and their communities in WALGA’s Northern Country, Avon-Midland and Great Eastern Zones have been significantly impacted by Tropical Cyclone Seroja.

As these Local Governments move into what will be a long running recovery phase of this emergency, many will require additional support in order to manage recovery activities as well as deliver business as usual services.

WALGA is seeking expressions of interest from Local Government staff to assist these Local Governments over the coming months.

A wide variety of skill sets will be required, including rates and finance skills, emergency management, community development, environmental health, building surveying, administration and others.

To provide details of the assistance that your Local Government is able to provide, please complete a survey form here

Any Local Governments in a position to offer use of plant and equipment – particularly mulchers – are asked to email the Emergency Management team.
For more information email the Emergency Management team.
Entries open for 2021 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards
Remote and regional communities are now invited to submit their entries for the 2021 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards.
This is the 52nd year of the Keep Australia Beautiful Council flagship program, which acknowledges sustainable, litter-free communities by celebrating initiatives such as litter prevention, environmental education, preserving heritage, community action and youth leadership.

The Awards are funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account, and sponsored by Australian Institute of Management WA, Vanguard Press and Main Roads WA. 

Entries for the Program close on Friday, 27 August, 2021 and judging visits will take place in September. Winners will be announced at the State Awards Event at Optus Stadium on Friday, 26 November, 2021.

For more information or to register online visit the Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA website
Did you know there is a Municipal Waste Advisory Council?
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:
Waste is the Word
Want to share your waste management successes, promote a new project, have a key question answered or collaborate with other Local Governments? We want to include your waste management issues in our next newsletter.

Please submit your content to the WALGA Waste Team.
WALGA operates prequalified supply contracts to access goods and services at market preferential rates. We have Preferred Supplier arrangements in place for a range of Waste Management, Parks and Gardens, and Environmental services to support service deliver and sustainability within the sector.

Further information is available from the WALGA website.
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