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WALGA’s Waste Management Newsletter
Issue 22 November 2021

All the E- waste in Albany!

The bright sunshine brought local residents out in force, with nearly 500 people dropping off their e-waste!

On Saturday, 30 October Albany residents staged a pre-Halloween clean up and delivered an exciting array of electronic waste from lava lamps to laptops to the collection point at the Retravision Stadium Car Park in Albany. Many residents brought their furry friends with them to enjoy the sunshine and the opportunity to recycle #WasteDogs.
Thank you to the amazing team at the City of Albany, Julie Passmore, Carly Watson and John Tulloch. The day would not have been possible without the Workpower crew – Bill, Court and Rhett – who did a lot of the heavy lifting! The e-waste will now make the trip to Perth, where it will be recycled by Total Green Recycling.
The E-waste Recycling Program is funded through the New Industries Fund which is managed by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation. 

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

Last chance to register!

The Great Southern Waste Summit is fast approaching, and your last chance to register is this Friday, 5 November.

Come join us and hear from our sensational line up of speakers including:
  • Rebecca Stephens MLA, Member for Albany
  • Reg Howard-Smith, Chair, Waste Authority
  • Michelle Andrews, Director General, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • Sheila McHale, Chair, WA Return Recycle Renew Ltd.
For more information on the action-packed program and to register, visit the WALGA website.

Consistent Communications
Collective Communiqué

The Consistent Communications Collective is a Working Group of the Municipal Waste Advisory Council, WALGA’s delegated Committee responsible for waste management. The key objective of the Collective is to ensure that all those communicating with the community on waste management related matters are providing a consistent message. 
 
At the Wednesday, 27 October meeting the Group discussed and agreed:
  • To promote National Recycling Week messages – including focusing on the key things that can be recycled through kerbside and the options for other materials
  • Unfortunately, messaging for Meat Trays will remain ‘General Waste bin’, as those on the market currently are not clearly labelled as to plastic type or using the Australasian Recycling Label
  • Cardboard of any size placed in the ‘Recycling bin’ needs to be flattened, but size is not a barrier to recycling this material.
To find out more about the Collective, email Rebecca Brown, Manager Waste and Recycling or call on (08) 9213 2063.

Waste Words

The Waste Team have been very productive over the last few months providing commentary on a range of Government documents including: All Submissions are available on the WasteNet website. WALGA anticipates that the next Submission developed will be on the review of the National TV and Computer Recycling Scheme.
To provide input into future submissions, email Gráinne Whelan, Waste Management Specialist or call on (08) 9213 2069.

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.
Submit your content to the WALGA Waste Team

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