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12 JUNE 2020
Issue 12

In this issue:

LG Focus: Building a Sustainable City with Recycled Materials
From recycled asphalt to footpaths made with recycled concrete, the City of Swan is pushing ahead with building materials that reduce landfill and demand for non-renewable resources.
The City has engaged local contractor, Eastside Concrete to construct and repair footpaths in The Vines and Ellenbrook, using concrete made from recycled building materials.

The City also recently trialled sustainable asphalt in Whiteman Edge, Jane Brook and Belhus.

As part of the Whiteman Edge trial, every kilometre of a two-way road which uses the asphalt diverts 500,000 plastic bags and plastic containers, 165,000 glass bottles and 2000 printer toners.
200 tonnes of crumb rubber asphalt made from over 250 light truck tyres was laid on West Swan Road in Belhus, while Talbot Road in Jane Brook was resurfaced with 400 tonnes of Plastiphalt, made from approximately 200,000 plastic bags.

For more information, visit the City of Swan website.
Funding for Litter Reduction
The State Government has announced funding for the 2020 Community Litter Grants Program.
The Keep Australia Beautiful Council's (KABC) 2020 Community Litter Grants aim to support projects and initiatives that focus on changing littering behaviour. Community groups, schools and Local Governments are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for major initiatives or regional projects, or $5000 for local area projects.

Successful projects will help to reduce litter at events, sporting and recreation venues, shopping and commercial precincts, roadsides and waterways ­- and will target the incorrect disposal of cigarette butts and takeaway food containers, and initiatives that reduce litter.

Applications for Community Litter Grants close on Friday, 24 July with successful applicants announced in KAB Week 2020 which runs from Monday, 17 to Sunday, 23 August.

For application guidelines and more information on the grants program, visit the Keep Australia Beautiful website.
CDS at Events Returns!
WALGA is seeking new Expressions of Interest for the Container Deposit Scheme at Events Program.
Due to COVID-19 the Container Deposit Scheme’s commencement was delayed (until Thursday, 1 October) and a number of events that WALGA was going to undertake the CDS at, were cancelled.  

WALGA is again seeking EoI for the CDS at Events Program, so if your Local Government would like WALGA to attend an upcoming event (July to September) to promote the Scheme – and hand out 10c for eligible containers – please complete the Expression of Interest.
For more information, contact Manager Waste and Recycling, Rebecca Brown or call 9213 2063.
All the Info on FOGO
Do you want more information on FOGO?
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has held a number of sessions on the implementation of Food Organic Garden Organic (FOGO) collections and the Go FOGO funding opportunity, and the recordings are now available at the Waste Authority’s website.
The information session recordings are available here.
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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