Program to cut builders’ waste

Xavier Deering from Homebuyers with one of the skip bins that will help builders get rid of waste responsibly. |Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d404542
Xavier Deering from Homebuyers with one of the skip bins that will help builders get rid of waste responsibly. |Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d404542

The Tamala Park Regional Council (TPRC), which comprises the cities of Joondalup, Wanneroo, Stirling, Vincent and Perth and the towns of Cambridge and Victoria Park, developed the program for Catalina Estate.

The estate is beside the Tamala Park landfill site, run by the Mindarie Regional Council and being developed by Satterley Property Group.

Through the waste management program, Instant Waste Management will provide bins to participating builders and transport waste to its Bayswater recycling facility.

TPRC chairman Giovanni Italiano said all participating builders would be entitled to a $900 rebate for each lot.

‘This rebate is to encourage builders to participate in the program to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill from the Catalina Estate,’ Mr Italiano said.

‘With WA’s rapidly growing population, it’s more important than ever to employ best practice waste management techniques in order to move towards a low-waste society.

‘Land developments such as Catalina produce significant quantities of construction and demolition waste and we are looking at innovative new ways to recycle this waste.’

Satterley chief executive Nigel Satterley said the program was the first of its kind for an estate of Catalina’s size, with expectations they would recycle more than 2500 cubic metres of waste each year.

Homebuyers Centre general manager Greg Carter said they signed up to the initiative to promote best practice in sustainability.

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.

He said recovered materials from building sites included builders’ rubble (mixed concrete and bricks) and light material such as paper and cardboard.