Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs

    New recycling centre walking the walk

    16/08/2017 2:15 PM
    • ​New facility to encourage recycling and reduce unwanted junk going to landfill
    • Helps reduce the impacts of illegal dumping in the Bullsbrook area

    The City of Swan's recycling centre is practising what it preaches - not only promoting re-use and recycling, but using recycled products in the construction of its new facility.


    Opening the Bullsbrook Recycling Centre today, Environment Minister Stephen Dawson praised the city for its innovative facility - designed with the environment in mind.


    All the roads and hardstands within the recycling centre were built using recycled road base materials and the on-site sheds have been re-used from the previous property owners.


    The recycling centre, located between the Bullsbrook and Ellenbrook town centres, will provide the community with a year-round facility to sort, recycle and re-use unwanted bulk items and waste materials.  It will be free for all City of Swan residents. 


    It forms the first stage of what will become a sustainable hub for the area including a tip shop, community workshops, community gardens and education centre.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "Waste is an important issue for the McGowan Labor Government.  We are committed to working with local governments and regional councils to reduce the volume of waste disposed of to landfill and increase recycling through initiatives such as this recycling centre here at Bullsbrook.


    "This new facility will help reduce the amount of material picked up in verge bulk collections and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.


    "This facility is a great example of collaboration between the State and local governments, providing fit-for-purpose infrastructure to the community."


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