Council endorses regional waste management partnership image

28 September 2016

Albany City Council has endorsed a regional partnership for waste minimisation.

Councillors voted at last night’s Ordinary Council Meeting for the City of Albany to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the shires of Plantagenet and Denmark to work collaboratively on waste management issues in the region.

The MoU will guide the work of the existing Lower Great Southern Economic Alliance on regional waste issues and solutions.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said waste and sustainability was one of the biggest issues facing every community.

"What this MoU will do is give us a platform to work closely together as a region on collective solutions rather than trying to tackle the issue of waste management and sustainability in isolation," Mayor Wellington said.

"Through this partnership we will be able to explore ways to improve efficiencies, offer new opportunities in waste technologies and improve recycling education efforts across the region.

"The City of Albany is looking forward to working with Plantagenet and Denmark on the delivery of regional waste management services."

One of the projects the three local governments will investigate is the potential need and possible development of a regional landfill site.

"Based on initial discussions with our partners, the first step for us will be to undertake a study of the waste management options available for further investigation as a region," Mayor Wellington said.