City provides funding for recycle cages

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
North West Recycling owner Jake Swaffer.
Camera IconNorth West Recycling owner Jake Swaffer.

A new Karratha business set to roll out the Containers for Change initiative has been granted funding for 100 collection cages.

North West Recycling applied for sponsorship from the City of Karratha which last month agreed to fund 100 per cent of the procurement costs for the cages, totalling $76,000.

The collection cages are due to be distributed to schools, clubs, community groups, hotels, pubs and mining camps taking part in the container deposit scheme.

The company also applied for a further $98,000 to go towards 5000 blue 80-litre mobile bins designed for households wishing to take part in the initiative, however, it was unsuccessful.

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North West Recycling owner Jake Swaffer welcomed the funding for the cages.

“Not totally disappointed about the bins. They have still provided funding for the cages which is more than nothing,” he said.

“We are super excited about that and rolling it out to the community, the not-for-profits, the schools and everyone.

“It’s a great start.”

The scheme is set to begin on October 1.

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