3 Apr 2012

"Smelly recycle plant to close"

THE troubled Canning Vale Regional Resource Recovery Centre is to close.

Waste destined to be recycled at the centre will now go to landfill sites across Perth instead.

DEC general manager Keiran McNamara said the decision followed ongoing odour problems from the centre this summer.

“Given that odours from the centre continue to affect public amenity, I no longer have confidence that the existing odour control technology and management systems are reliable,” he said.

SMRC acting CEO Tim Youe said closing the centre would result in waste going to landfill. “Environmentally this will result in more than 60,000 tonnes of waste going to land fill, releasing 70,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere,” he said.
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Who was there first? This recycle plants or those nagging people?

Wherever they are going to build a new recycle centre, someday the city will catch up and the whole tragedy starts again...

I have been there a few times with my classes to show them the recycle process and the odeur wasn't that bad at all. But I guess some people need something to complain about all their life, now all recycleble materials will go straight into landfill they'll find another issue to bite in and nag about.

UPDATE 10 April: Two weeks to waste plant closure

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