Incident sees Stirling recycling head to landfill

City of Stirling's three-bin system. Photo: Martin Kennealey
City of Stirling's three-bin system. Photo: Martin Kennealey

A CITY of Stirling truck carrying waste set aside for recycling has instead ended up in landfill.

The truck, operated by waste contractor Suez, caught fire while being driven on Favell Way in Balga on Friday afternoon.

Stirling waste and fleet manager Rick Bryant said the likely cause of the fire was non-conforming recyclables.

“The contents of the truck were transported to a secure location to be assessed and then forwarded to landfill as a fire contaminated load,” he said.

“This has not affected any other City of Stirling recycling and waste services.”

The incident comes after it was revealed recycling collected from yellow-top bins by Cleanaway, which is the contractor for 20 Perth councils, was being dumped in landfill after contract negotiations stalled.

The City confirmed with Suez that household recycling is being recycled as normal at its Bibra Lake facility.

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