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21 FEBRUARY 2020
WALGA
Issue 4

In this issue:
Events:

 
Waste 101
New to the industry or just need a waste refresher? WALGA is hosting a workshop and tour on Friday, 27 March to give you Waste 101.
This workshop and tour is an opportunity to cram a day full of different waste experiences – whether you’re new to the industry or just need a bit of a refresher course - and is perfect for Local Government Officers and Elected Members who want a solid understanding of waste management issues.
 
After the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the SMRC Regional Resource Recovery Centre, then head off for a behind the scenes look at the City of Cockburn Henderson Resource Recovery Park.
 
  Date:        Friday, 27 March
  Time:       8:30am to 4:00pm (Registration from 8:00am)
  Venue:     Departs from ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville
  Cost:       $250.00 (includes morning tea, lunch and GST)
For enquiries regarding the tour please contact Manager – Waste and Recycling, Rebecca Brown or call 9213 2063.
 
Pilbara Waste Summit 2020
The Pilbara Waste Summit is back for 2020, and it’s time to register!
The Pilbara Waste Summit will feature high profile speakers, as well as showcase local initiatives and opportunities. Topics include regional waste management initiatives, implementation of the Container Deposit Scheme, waste avoidance and behavioural change. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss local waste management issues and network with colleagues from the region.
 
The summit also features a tour to view Karratha’s key waste management facilities and other tourist destinations. They will take place on Thursday, 28 May from 12:30pm.

Date:     Thursday - Friday, 28 - 29 May
Time:     9:30am to 3:00pm
Venue:   Red Earth Arts Precinct, Karratha
Cost:      $160.00 (incl GST)
RSVP:    Friday, 22 May. Register online.
For more information please contact WALGA's Marketing and Events Officer, Michelle Guice or phone 9213 2010.
 
Drop Off Your Hazardous Waste Temporary Collection Day Events
The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program has an ambitious schedule of Temporary Collection Days for 2020, with 16 different Local Governments participating in this year’s program.
WALGA is working with 16 Local Governments to organise HHW Temporary Collection Day (TCD) events over the next four months. These events will be hosted by 12 non-metro and four metro Local Governments, with the first three events to take place at the Shires of Collie and Boddington on Saturday, 7 March, and the Town of Bassendean on Saturday, 14 March.
 
The collection and appropriate recycling and treatment of the Household Hazardous Waste collected from the events is funded by the Waste Authority, through the HHW Program.
For more information on the TCD events please email MWAC Project Coordinator, Tazra Hawkins or phone 9213 2062.
 
Bin Tagging Goes Large 2020
The Bin Tagging Program is back for 2020, with 22 Local Governments taking part in this year’s program.
Set to commence in late February/early March, Local Government waste education officers will wander the suburbs to look in and tag bins to give the community feedback and information on the content of their kerbside bins. 
 
Customised tags have been issued to the participating Local Governments as well as training for the program. The Bin Tagging Program is funded by the State Government, administered by the Waste Authority and implemented by WALGA and the participating Local Governments.
For more information on Bin Tagging please email Waste Management Specialist, Candy Wong or phone 9213 2086.
 
Large Trucks, Fast Cars and Lots of Red Dirt
With funding from the State Government, WALGA is working with Local Governments to continue to increase awareness of the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) at community events throughout Western Australia.
At the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Sunset at the Soundshell event, the team were swept up in the atmosphere, as the town gathered together for a night of good food and live music. Many kids were excited at the idea of earning money and kept the team on their feet with their efforts. Nearly 2000 containers were collected over the course of the night.



The Shire of Boyup Brook’s Street Parade saw the team get up close and personal with large trucks and fast cars. With the annual Boyup Brook Ute Muster beginning to take over the town, the locals were keen to earn some money so they could start the celebration early. With kids saving for a new furry friend and families bringing in truckloads of containers, the team collected an outstanding 3918 throughout the day.

Visit WasteNet to keep up-to-date with the CDS at events, or click here for more information on WALGA's involvement with the Scheme.
 
Workshop for Asbestos Contaminated Sites
The Department of Health is hosting a workshop to review Western Australia’s Guidelines for asbestos and contaminated sites.
This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss any issues or questions arising from the Consultation Draft Document relating to the Assessment, Remediation and Management of Asbestos Contaminated Sites in WA.

Date:      Monday, 24 February
Time:      9:00am to 12:00pm
Venue:   WA Department of Health, 189 Royal Street, East Perth
 
To register for the event, click here.
For more information, visit the Department of Health 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.
 
WALGA
ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade,
West Leederville, WA 6007
PO Box 1544, West Perth, WA 6872
Tel: (08) 9213 2000 | Fax: (08) 9213 2077
Email: info@walga.asn.au
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