On 1 July 2020, Cleanaway starts collection of general waste for the Town of Port Hedland, after successfully securing a seven- plus three-year contract with the Town.
The contract also includes a kerbside recycling service – a new offering for the Town – to be introduced in early 2021, reflecting 93% community support for the initiative. Cleanaway will process the recyclable material into separate streams for the market, including glass, rigid plastics, metal, paper and cardboard.
Two new trucks delivered to Hedland will support the operational demands of the service, operated by two of the same staff currently performing waste services.
Hon. Commissioner Fred Riebeling AM JP welcomed the delivery of the new trucks, commenting on the progress made since the contract was awarded in October 2019.
“I’d like to thank Cleanaway for working with the Town towards making kerbside recycling a reality in Hedland, a service available in the vast majority of Australian Councils.
“I’m pleased the Town will soon be meeting the desire of 93% of residents, many of who became accustomed to kerbside recycling in other parts of the country before relocating to Hedland.
“Prior to the recycling bin rollout, the Town will work with Cleanaway to educate the community on how to use the kerbside recycling bins and which materials can and cannot be deposited in the receptacle.
“Together, the Town and Cleanaway are creating a greener future for Hedland.”
Jayden Wood-Nicholson, Branch Manager Port Hedland, said, “Cleanaway is pleased to be working with the Town of Port Hedland to take the first step towards providing recycling and recovery services to the community. In conjunction with our material recovery facility (MRF) in the City of Karratha, we look forward to building a Pilbara-wide solution and making a sustainable future possible.”
Pictured from left to right: Cleanaway Operator Troy Nunn, Cleanaway Supervisor Adam Hayward, Cleanaway Branch Manager Jayden Wood-Nicholson, Operator Nick Moore, Hon. Commissioner Fred Riebeling AM JP, Manager Waste Operations Rebecca Walter, Site Supervisor Waste Daniel Van Vo
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