Strategic Waste Initiatives Scheme Funding Announced

Strategic Waste Initiatives Scheme Funding Announced

Western Australia Minister for Environment Bill Marmion

$181,000 Awarded To Four Waste Management Projects

Victor P Taffa

Four organisations have been awarded Strategic Waste Initiatives Scheme funding to support a range of waste management projects, from glass crushing plants to training in biodegradable waste recovery.

Environment Minister Bill Marmion today announced the recipients of Round Two grants and noted the diversity of innovative approaches to waste management.

“It is essential that we increase the amount of material being recycled and reused, and improve the way we manage waste.” Mr. Marmion said.

“It is pleasing to see these funds raised from the landfill levy going to support significant projects which have such worthy environmental outcomes and assist in waste reduction.”

Grants in this scheme support priority waste projects of strategic significance that work towards the Waste Authority’s targets and the Waste Strategy’s objectives.

They are allocated by the Waste Authority and administered by the Department of Environment and Conservation.

The 4 Projects funded in Round 2 are:

  • City of Rockingham $46,000 – Mechanical and manual separation of waste wood at the landfill for supply to re-use markets. The project involves an education component to improve levels of source separation;
  • Fulton Hogan Industries – $50,000 – A new primary crusher to service the current glass plant. The company can then improve the quality and consistency of the crushed glass enabling the increased use of recycled glass in asphalt;
  • Perth Market Authority – $35,000 – Support for appropriate capital equipment to recover and recycle biodegradable waste, helping to reduce waste from the market to landfill by up to 80 % each year;
  • Shire of Derby/West Kimberley – $50,000 – Money will be used to investigate the logistics of reusing construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Support will be provided towards the cost of mobile crushing equipment, to crush suitable C&D waste for use as drainage aggregate, road base or any other suitable use.