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16 OCTOBER 2020
Issue 21

In this issue:

Summit Happening in Karratha!
The annual non-metropolitan Waste Summit will be held on Thursday, 5 November and Friday, 6 November.
Registrations are now open for the Summit. Options include attending a full-day tour on Thursday as well as the Summit on Friday. 
Massive thanks to the City of Karratha for their assistance and enthusiasm in developing this event. The event is funded by the State Government and administered by the Waste Authority.
To register for the event, visit the WALGA website.
Welcome to Waste 101 - Online
New to the industry or just need a waste refresher? WALGA is hosting an online session on Thursday, 29 October to give you Waste 101.
This event is an opportunity to find out more about waste management – whether you’re new to the industry or just need a bit of a refresher course. Great for Local Government Officers and Elected Members who want a solid understanding of waste management issues.
Date:     Thursday, 29 October
Time:     10:00am to 11:30am
Venue:   Online
Cost:      Free for Local Government Officers and Elected Members

For enquiries regarding the webinar, email Manager – Waste and Recycling, Rebecca Brown or call (08) 9213 2063.
Virtual Waste & Recycle Conference Wrap Up
The Waste & Recycle Conference is all wrapped up for another year. Thank you to all the sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and the virtual attendees for making this Conference possible!
The Waste & Recycle Conference, held virtually this year, brought together representatives from the Waste Industry all over the world to this half day virtual event. This included speakers tuning in from all over the world and some even from their living rooms!
Thanks to all our Gold Sponsors, the Waste Authority, Containers for Change, EMRC and FABCOM and to all our Silver Sponsors. A special thanks goes out to our Virtual Chat Room Sponsor, Dallywater Consulting.

Watch this space for any information regarding the 2021 Waste & Recycle Conference!
Still Time to Comment - Better Practice Composting
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) is producing a series of industry specific guidelines to provide external stakeholders further information on how the department carries out its regulatory functions under Part V Division 3 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
The draft Guideline: Better practice composting is the first guideline developed in the series.  The guideline was developed by the department in collaboration with the Western Australian branch of the Australian Organics Recycling Association.

DWER is currently seeking feedback on the content of the draft Guideline: Better practice composting. The consultation period will end at 5:00pm on Wednesday, 25 November.
For more information about the Draft Guideline, visit the DWER website.
WA Schools Getting their Waste Sorted
Western Australian Schools will share more than $60,000 for projects that aim to reduce the amount of Waste being disposed to landfill.
Environmental Minister Stephen Dawson announced on Wednesday, 30 September that funding will be given to 25 Western Australian primary and high schools for a range of sustainable waste projects. The funding will provide new education materials to encourage waste free lunches, composts, worm farms, recycling bins and community recycling hub to collect items not recycled via kerbside bins.

The Minister has also announced a new Waste Wise Schools online professional learning module in Term 4 to introduce teachers to the program and the new Waste Free Lunch Toolkit. The Toolkit is now available on the Waste Authority website.

Applications for the next Waste Wise School grant funding round can be made until Tuesday, November 10.
For more information on the Waste Wise School program or to become accredited, visit the Waste Authority 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 this newsletter.

Please submit your content to the WALGA Waste Team.
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