Shire of Exmouth in recycling push

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Recyclables arrive for sorting at a recycling centre.
Camera IconRecyclables arrive for sorting at a recycling centre. Credit: WA News

The Shire of Exmouth is continuing its quest to bring recycling to the town with a potential new local planning policy and a grant to improve waste management assisting the mission.

Last week, the Shire council resolved to prepare a draft local planning policy for Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure, in the lead-up to a CDS being implemented by the State Government.

What a CDS will look like and how it will work in Exmouth is still to be determined, but the Shire is making sure when some-thing is introduced, that it has planning policy in place to deal with it.

Shire of Exmouth chief executive Cameron Woods said the draft policy would be released for public comment before being formally adopted by council.

On top of that, the Shire has also received a grant of $67,300 as part of the State Government’s Community and Industry Engagement program, which will be used for its Community Cans initiative.

Mr Woods welcomed the grant funding.

He said it would be used to add to the can recycling program the Shire already had in place.

“The grants will provide equipment that can be used for our current aluminium can recycling program, including a vertical bailer and standalone solar compacting bins,” he said.

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