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4 october 2019
Issue 20

In this issue:

Breakfast of Champions!
An exciting opportunity to meet the new members of the Waste Authority.
Join us in an informal setting (buffet breakfast) and come face-to-face with the decision makers who will be spearheading the future of waste in WA. All five members of the Waste Authority will be there to discuss the ongoing implementation of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030, as well as answering any of your questions.

Date:      Wednesday, 30 October
Time:      8:00am to 9:00am (Registration from 7:45am)
Venue:   Joondalup Resort, Country Club Boulevard, Connolly
Cost:      $50.00 (Incl GST) per person

To register, visit the WALGA website and remember to RSVP by 5:00pm Friday, 25 October.

Pictured: The new members of the Waste Authority (left to right): Kelly Howlett, Tim Youé, Reg Howard-Smith (Chairman), Lee Broomhall (Deputy Chair) & Dr Josh Byrne.
For further information, email Manager Waste and Recycling, Rebecca Brown or call 9213 2063.
Wrapped About the Conference
Thank you to all sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and attendees for another fantastic Waste & Recycle Conference!
The Waste & Recycle Conference, held at Crown Towers, brought together over 300 representatives from the Waste industry for a fantastic three-day event. This included inspiring and informed speakers, an amazing trade exhibition and informative tours.

Following on from the theme of the Conference, Whose WARR is it Anyway?, speakers highlighted the importance of a coordinated approach, cooperation between all of those in the supply chain and clear, concise communication.

Thanks again to Platinum Sponsor, the Waste Authority and Gold Sponsor, Cleanaway. A special mention goes to the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council for sponsoring one of the Keynote Speakers – Herman Huisman, who shared the journey of the Netherlands, from the linear to the circular economy.

Pictured: Conference opening address from Environment Minister Stephen Dawson (top) and Mark Barthel from Fight Food Waste CRC (below).
Watch this space for more on Waste & Recycle 2020!
Household Hazardous Waste Opportunities 2022/23
Expressions of Interest are sought from Local Governments or Regional Councils interested in participating in the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program, by either having a new permanent HHW facility or hosting a Temporary Collection Day (TCD) event.
The HHW Program is looking to expand the current network of 13 permanent facilities in areas which are currently not serviced by the HHW Program. Interest is sought for sites to establish new permanent HHW facilities and TCDs from the second half of this financial year – up to 2022/23.

Click here to download the required Expression of Interest Form.

Pictured: Examples of Permanent Facility (top row) and Temporary Collection Day set ups (bottom row).
Please email your completed Expression of Interest form to the HHW Program Coordinator, Tazra Hawkins by 5:00pm Friday, 22 November.
Bin Tagging Opportunity 2020
Following on from the successful implementation of the Bin Tagging Program in a number of Local Government areas, WALGA has received funding from the Waste Authority to continue the roll out of this Program.
WALGA will receive funding to assist five Local Governments (metropolitan or non-metropolitan) to roll out the Bin Tagging Program. Each Local Government will need to provide an in-kind contribution through in-house staffing to assist with the bin tagging. WALGA will provide the following assistance for rolling out the Program:
  • design and printing of bin tags
  • funding to assist with staffing for audits, and
  • WALGA staff to train and facilitate the roll out.
To register your interest, complete the Expression of Interest by 5:00pm Friday, 1 November.
For more information, email Manager Waste and Recycling, Rebecca Brown or call 9213 2063.
BYO Bottle Program
Are you hosting an upcoming community event in the Busselton region?
Busselton Water’s BYO Bottle Program is designed to encourage a reduction in plastic waste, particularly single-use water bottles, by providing drinking fountains free of charge at approved events for attendees to refill their own water bottle.

Event organisers of upcoming events in the Busselton area can apply for the water fountains by completing an application form. Visit the Busselton Water website for more details.
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.
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:
ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade,
West Leederville, WA 6007
PO Box 1544, West Perth, WA 6872
Tel: (08) 9213 2000 | Fax: (08) 9213 2077
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