Cleanaway has commenced collection of general waste for the Town of Port Hedland after securing a seven- plus three-year contract.
The contract also includes a kerbside recycling service – a new offering for the Town – to be introduced in early 2021.
Cleanaway will process the recyclable material into separate streams for the market, including glass, rigid plastics, metal, paper and cardboard.
Two new trucks delivered to Hedland will support the operational demands of the service, operated by two of the same staff currently performing waste services.
Jayden Wood-Nicholson, branch manager Port Hedland, said Cleanaway is pleased to be working with the Town of Port Hedland to take the first step towards providing recycling and recovery services to the community.
“In conjunction with our material recovery facility (MRF) in the City of Karratha, we look forward to building a Pilbara-wide solution and making a sustainable future possible.”
Commissioner Fred Riebeling welcomed the delivery of the new trucks, commenting on the progress made since the contract was awarded in October 2019.
“I’d like to thank Cleanaway for working with the Town towards making kerbside recycling a reality in Hedland, a service available in the vast majority of Australian Councils.
Prior to the recycling bin rollout, the Town will work with Cleanaway to educate the community on how to use the kerbside recycling bins and which materials can and cannot be deposited in the receptacle.
“Together, the Town and Cleanaway are creating a greener future for Hedland.”
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