Cheryl Edwardes

Cheryl Edwardes


    Belmont company receives grant to help reduce construction and demolition waste to landfill

    11/12/2000 7:00 AM

    Environment Minister Cheryl Edwardes said Belmont company Moltoni Enviro Solutions has received a grant of $81,700 in the latest round of grants from the Waste Management and Recycling Fund.

    The grant will go towards the development of a waste transfer station capable of handling, sorting and recycling Perth’s construction and demolition waste.

    This project will involve development of infrastructure, recycling materials that have a market for reuse and the investigation and market development of new reusable waste. The transfer station will be fully enclosed to control dust and noise and allow the facility to be close to the Perth CBD to minimise transport costs.

    Mrs Edwardes said Moltoni Enviro Solutions was one of 41 recipients of grants from the Waste Management and Recycling Fund totalling $1.02 million that were announced today.

    Western Australia’s Waste Management and Recycling Fund is raised from a levy on waste disposed to landfill. It is used to sponsor innovative waste reduction and recycling activities throughout the State.

    “Each year almost $5 million is raised from the levy,” Mrs Edwardes said.

    “Under the grants program, financial assistance is given to local communities, industry and local government organisations who have projects which will contribute towards the achievement of the State’s waste reduction targets.

    “The grant is generally on a dollar for dollar basis and the preparedness of applicants to be equal partners in the projects demonstrates their commitment.”

    Moltoni Enviro Solutions believes within five years the project will reduce construction and demolition waste going to landfill by 3.6 per cent.

    Mrs Edwardes congratulated all successful recipients of grants in this funding round.

    The total amount of grant funding under the program now totals over $6 million. An additional $2.2 million has also been allocated from the fund under the Municipal Recycling Services rebate scheme, which is a performance based incentive to local councils to reward them for their kerbside recycling collection efforts.

    Mrs Edwardes reminded potential applicants that these grants would be advertised more frequently in future.

    “The number of funding rounds has now increased from twice yearly to six times each year,” she said.

    The round that has recently been advertised will close on Friday December 29. Inquiries for grants should be directed to the Funded Programs section of the Department of Environmental Protection on 9222 8608.

    Media contact: Steve Manchee 9421 7777