Operation Timberfoot Receives $45k in State Support
Date Published: 5/04/2011
Last week the City’s Operation Timberfoot project was one of four waste management projects to be awarded a share of $181, 000 in state funding under the Strategic Waste Initiatives Scheme (SWIS).
The proposed project received $45, 575 under the grant scheme and will involve separating wood from other waste at the City’s landfill.
Salvaged wood will then be supplied to re-use markets. The project also involves a community education component to improve levels of source separation.
Other organisations to benefit from the funding include Fulton Hogan Industries, Perth Market Authority and the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley. The funds will go towards other waste management initiatives such as glass crushing plants and training in biodegradable waste recovery.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said: “The project will complement other wood waste recovery projects that have been established in other regions and will provide an important opportunity to recycle this material within the south west part of the metropolitan area.
“Operation Timberfoot is an innovative project that is a move in the right direction in terms of reusing and recycling materials, and it supports the sustainability priorities of Council.”
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