A WASTE recycling program in Clarkson has resulted in conversion of more than 3800 tonnes of material from building sites into useful supplies over the past four years.
Tamala Park Regional Council and Catalina estate developers are celebrating success of a scheme that has reduced the amount of waste taken to landfill since 2013.
The Catalina Waste Management Program was an industry first in WA, initiated and developed by the regional council, which includes the cities of Joondalup, Perth, Stirling, Vincent and Wanneroo and the towns of Cambridge and Victoria Park.
Satterley Property Group is the project and marketing manager, and chief executive Nigel Satterley said the program was designed to achieve sustainable land development in WA.
“The Catalina Waste Management Program is the first of its kind for an estate of this size here in WA and has become a market leader in recycling construction waste generated from large land development projects,” he said.
Locally owned and operated company Instant Waste Management operates the program to collect and recycle construction and development waste from the estate.
The company provides bins to builders who choose to participate and transports waste to its recycling facility in Bayswater where it is processed and prepared for re-use.
Recovered materials include builders’ rubble with a mix of concrete and bricks; light material such as paper and cardboard; recycled clean fill such as sand; metal and wood.
Builders such as Homebuyers Centre, Content Living, Celebration Homes and Aveling Homes have supported the program and are entitled to a rebate of up to $900 per lot.
“This rebate is to encourage builders to participate with the program to reduce the amount of waste generated,” Mr Satterley said.
Instant Waste Management general manager John Miniello said, on a per capita basis, WA produced the most waste in the nation, and recycled the least.