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Recycling contract awarded

Published on Wednesday 13 June, 2018

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The City of Gosnells has awarded a new tender to waste management company Cleanaway for processing and receiving recyclables for the next five years.

The contract, which will run from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2023, with three one-year options to extend, comes at a significant cost increase which is beyond the City’s control. This increase comes in the wake of China’s announcement that it will no longer accept recyclable materials from Australia.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said Cleanaway was the most competitive on price, despite the rate per tonne increasing from $11 to $55.

“This increase in recycled materials costs appears to be consistent across Australia,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“Overall, Cleanaway met all of our contract requirements and the City is pleased, through this new tender, to continue this important working relationship.

“While the management of recycling collection and processing is a local government issue, as community members we all have a role to play in recycling and waste reduction.

“Contamination of recycling continues to be a major stumbling block in the recovery process and I urge everyone to think carefully about what packaging they’re using and how it can be recycled.”

The City’s website at www.gosnells.wa.gov.au has all the information you need to ‘recycle right’. Alternatively, please call 9397 3000 if you have any queries about recycling in the City of Gosnells.

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