WALGA’s Waste Management Newsletter
Issue 19  September 2021

Celebrate the CDS!

Join Containers for Change in celebrating 1 year of the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) in Western Australia.

The CDS began on 1 October 2020, and to mark the 1-year anniversary, Containers for Change are hosting a Change Makers Awards Gala Dinner. At this event, individuals and organisations who are making a real change in WA will be recognised. This is a great opportunity to see the contributions the Scheme has made to communities across the State.

When: 6pm, Friday, 16 October
Where: Crown Perth Ballrooms

Register by Friday, 1 October 2021 by clicking here.

The Tyre Export Ban is coming...

As of 1 December 2021, whole Tyres will be banned from export. 

Most recent data shows that WA Exports nearly 100% of tyres for recycling.  Some tyres will still be eligible for export, including whole bus, truck and aviation tyres going to verified re-treading facilities, shredded or crumbed tyres and tyres processed into tyre derived fuel.
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is undertaking consultation on the Tyre Export Ban Rules and WALGA has developed a short Submission.  Submissions are due 5:00pm Friday, 24 September.  

For more information, contact Gráinne Whelan, Waste Management Specialist or 9213 2069.

Consultation is blowing in the wind

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) released the Draft Guidelines: Dust Emissions for comment, feedback is due 5 November 2021.

The Draft Guidelines are part of the DWER’s technical series of documents aimed at providing guidance on the assessment requirements for proponents under the Environmental Protection Act.

WALGA is developing a Submission on the Draft Guidelines. To provide input contact Gráinne Whelan, Waste Management Specialist, by 5:00pm Monday, 27 September, or 9213 2069.

To view the Draft Guidelines, visit the Department’s website.

Electric Dreams

The Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment will soon be commencing consultation on the expansion and improvement of the National TV and Computer Recycling Scheme.

WALGA are hosting a session for Local Government and industry to provide input into the Scheme. 

When: 10:00am on Thursday, 7 October
Where: Online or in person (places limited) at WALGA, Level 1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville.

Register here by 5:00pm on Monday, 4 October.

For more information email Rebecca Brown, Manager Waste and Recycling or call on (08) 9213 2063.

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