Cwth boost for recycling in Tasmanian remote areas

Three regional Tasmanian councils will receive a share of $1.8 million in Federal and state government funding for recycling infrastructure projects.

Flinders Council is to receive $424,000 through the Recycling Modernisation Fund to upgrade its waste management facility at Whitemark. Upgrades will include a sorting shed, sorting line and conveyor and a commercial glass pulveriser and shipping containers.

Another Bass Strait local government, King Island Council, will receive $686,000 in joint funding towards a just over $1 million upgrade of its existing recyclables drop-off network to overcome high freight costs and reduce contamination.

The West Coast Council will receive $635,000 to expand existing drop-off points, construct an integrated transfer facility and roll out additional collection services.

The co-investment supporting Australia’s National Waste Policy Action Plan has been facilitated by the $280 million Recycling Modernisation Fund.

In other RMF funding news, eight NSW regional projects, including an e-waste plastics recovery facility in Albury, will share $4.8 million in co-investment funding from the state and federal governments.

A project in Nowra that will keep 7,500 plastic drums out of landfills also secured funding.