THE Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale confirmed it had not applied for a grant under the State Government’s Recycled Construction Products Program.
Shire president John Erren said they were instead working with Keep Australia Beautiful and community groups on reducing builder waste.
An $8 million grants program was made available from March to local governments in Perth as an incentive to reduce waste sent to landfill.
Byford Bag Ladies’ Colleen Rankin had previously raised concerns in the Comment News about the amount of building waste being found among the litter in Byford.
A further $2 million is available through an open, competitive process to private sector entities, metropolitan local councils and State Government entities that use recycled construction and demolition products, Environment Minister Albert Jacob said.
“Industry and local government response has been really strong. Applications for almost one-quarter of the competitive funding are being assessed,” Mr Jacob said.
“That’s a good start, but I’d like to see a lot more applications come in so that we can start driving behavioural change.”