City’s Waste Management Gets 20-year Boost
The City of Kalamunda’s Walliston Transfer station has been granted a 20-year licence by the Department Water Environment & Regulation (DWER).
Mayor Margaret Thomas welcomed the licence renewal, the result of almost three-years of negotiations regarding storm water management, fire mitigation, dust suppression, noise, operating hours and black cockatoo management.
“The new licence conditions require facility upgrades to ensure the community’s waste management needs continue to be met now and, in the future,” Cr Thomas said.
“Staged infrastructure improvements will commence shortly and be completed by June 2023 resulting in improved access to the facility for customers and clearer site movement.”
Latest figures from the Walliston Transfer Station, which has 28 waste streams, report 50,000 entries for the past 12-months.
“So far this year, more than 39% of residents have used their entry passes to use the facility,” Cr Thomas said. “The top five suburbs by use are Lesmurdie, Kalamunda, High Wycombe, Forrestfield and Maida Vale.”
In 2018/19, the Walliston Transfer Station received 1752 tonnes of general waste, 11053 cubic metres of green waste, 2275 tonnes of construction and demolition materials, 2023 mattresses, 1103 fridges, 200 air conditioners, 980 tyres, 29850 litres of motor oil and 42 tonnes of e-Waste costing the City $530,349 to dispose. The City also collected 152 tonnes of light gauge metal in 2018/19 delivering a rebate of $21,972.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.