State Government funding to boost City of Karratha’s waste projects

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Some $250,000 was awarded to the City as part of the WasteSorted $1.4 million grant program.
Camera IconSome $250,000 was awarded to the City as part of the WasteSorted $1.4 million grant program. Credit: Annie Otzen/Getty Images, Annie Otzen

The City of Karratha has received a funding boost from the State Government to bolster recycling services.

Some $250,000 was awarded to the City as part of the WasteSorted $1.4 million grant program for the purchase of a mechanical screen to process composted food and garden organics into mulch and soil conditioner.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said it followed a successful trial earlier this year which saw 100 per cent of the products produced used on parks and gardens.

“Over the past decade the City has transformed its waste facilities from old-school landfill and tipping sites to modern waste transfer operations seeking to reduce waste, reuse and recover more value from the waste that is generated and protect the environment by managing waste responsibly,” he said.

Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said she was pleased to see the money go to such a diverse range of infrastructure and education-based projects.

“This program is just one way we can support industry and the community, create jobs and bring some of the best waste projects to life.”

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