Transpacific wins recycling tender

If approved by all parties, this move would see 37 City of Wanneroo employees offered redeployment or voluntary redundacy.

A statement said the City was holding briefings for affected staff.

During the confidential session on Tuesday, councillors voted unanimously for Transpacific as the preferred tenderer for co-mingled processing of recycling material.

However, the move would have to be approved by the cities of Joondalup and Swan, whose recyclables are currently processed by the Wangara Materials Recovery, before the change can go through.

The Weekender understands both those councils will need to approve the contract with Transpacific before the change can take place.

In a statement yesterday, the City said the move would not affect the way recyclables were collected.

Wanneroo chief executive Daniel Simms said the proposed system would deliver a better recovery rate of recyclables ” 85 per cent ” compared to the current 75 per cent.

‘This means the City can further minimise recyclable waste going to landfill by some 4400 tonnes per year,’ Mr Simms said.

Transpacific grounded its entire Cleanaway fleet nationally after the fatal crash in South Australia on Monday.

The City of Joondalup has advised that there would be delays but to put bins out on normal collection day nonetheless.

It said it was working with Cleanaway, which was assessing its trucks and maintenance records and once trucks were cleared they would return to normal service.

The City of Wanneroo’s current services are not affected by the grounding.