Landfill tours planned for Tamala Park open day

Mindarie Regional Council education manager Geoff Atkinson at the Tamala Park landfill, which visitors can tour on the May 4 open day. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d492560
Mindarie Regional Council education manager Geoff Atkinson at the Tamala Park landfill, which visitors can tour on the May 4 open day. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d492560

PEOPLE can learn more about where household waste goes and how to reduce or reuse waste at a landfill open day this weekend.

Mindarie Regional Council will hold its annual open day at the Tamala Park waste disposal facility on Saturday.

“There will be a range of free activities including live music performances by Junkadelic, hands-on workshops using recycled wood, and various displays and talks about waste reduction, composting, and more,” education manager Geoff Atkinson said.

“The newly expanded Reuse Shop will be open allowing visitors to browse through an assortment of household goods and second-hand furniture to pick up a bargain.”

Children’s entertainment will include face painting, roving Eco Faeries performers and craft workshops run by REmida showing kids how to make things from waste.

Tamala Park landfill.

“For those curious to know what happens to their waste once it leaves the kerb, there’ll also be the chance to join a tour of the landfill,” Mr Atkinson said.

“Tours will run throughout the day and will take visitors by bus to the tip face to see the landfill site in action, which handles and disposes of an average 700 tonnes of waste each day.

“The free event also includes a sausage sizzle, gelato and coffee – as a waste-free event, residents are encouraged to bring their own reusable cup for a free coffee, or use one of the reusable cups provided.

“Coffee grounds will also be available for visitors to take home in their own containers for their compost and worm farms.”

Reuse Shop.

The open day will run from 9am to 3pm on May 4 at 1700 Marmion Avenue.

For more information, visit www.mrc.wa.gov.au.