The Western Australian government is dedicating up to $10 million in state funding for local councils to use recycled construction and demolition waste.
Minister for the Environment, Albert Jacob, said the funding would be available through the Recycled Construction Products Program
"Achieving the target for diverting waste from landfill is a shared responsibility and requires action from State and local governments, industry and the wider community," Jacob said.
"Western Australia's use of recycled construction and demolition materials is significantly lower than in other States and we need to change this.”
The program will assist in helping reduce the amount of construction and demolition waste going into landfill.
Under the program, financial incentive payments will be provided for each metropolitan local council to use recycled products.
Competitive funding will also be provided for the purchase of recycled products for use in construction.
"Each year we generate three million tonnes of construction and demolition and WA sends two million tonnes to landfill. This is a valuable resource that we could be using in everyday construction projects," he said.
"This is an important initiative and I encourage the private and local government sectors to apply for this funding."
Application details are available on http://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au
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