Waste collection recycling crisis deepens as Cleanaway and councils locked in stand-off

As Perth continues to grow its population and economy, we’ll live in a waste producing city if we do not manage our wastes properly. It will cause serious illnesses and other disastrous consequences. Bad handling and management of waste causes the loss of time, money and effort. Hence, it is really important to have these waste collecting companies help manage our waste. But what will happen if Cleanaway, the country’s largest waste collector, stops collecting kerbside bins in 3 Perth metropolitan cities?

Huge piles of rubbish inside an industrial shed.

Cleanaway collects waste from households and commercial establishments. Then, they sell vast majority of their recyclables to Australian communities and businesses. Their services include recycling, septic waste removal, blasting, dangerous waste disposal, waste water management, and more.

This company processes the rubbishes they collect and resources them into new products that can be reused. This leads to the reuse of scarce resources, prevention of wastage of useful material, and to reduce energy use and pollution.

However, according to a report from ABC News, Cleanaway wants to impose higher fees and if the local governments of Perth’s 3 metropolitan councils, the company might be forced to stop collecting waste in such areas or send some recyclable to landfills within a week.

According to the report, Cleanaway said that its processing cost have increased by as much as 50 percent since September. This is why the leading waste collector company is forced to negotiate new recycling charges.

You can read the complete story right here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-08/cleanaway-councils-locked-in-perth-recycling-standoff/9735822