Kwinana waste-to-energy facility to begin processing

The Kwinana waste-to-energy facility. PIC: Acciona

The Kwinana waste-to-energy facility will begin processing waste from Monday, June 17.

The City of Kwinana and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will be among the first to supply non-recyclable waste to the facility, diverting 460,000 tonnes of rubbish from landfill per year and generating enough electricity to power 55,000 homes.

Kwinana Mayor Peter Feasey said the facility marked a significant advancement in waste management.

“This sustainable solution to waste disposal, is set to reduce carbon emissions equivalent to taking 85,000 cars off Perth’s roads. This initiative marks a significant step towards a more sustainable and resilient future and showcases the City’s dedication to innovative community solutions,” he said.  

“Residents can expect to continue to receive consistent and reliable waste management services."

Along with energy production, metals will be removed from remnant ash and recycled, while the majority of ash material will be reused to produce construction materials such as road base and civil blocks.

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President Rob Coales said he was proud the Shire will become one of the first in Australia to divert waste from landfill and recover energy. 

“By diverting our waste to energy production, we’re advancing modern waste management strategies while contributing to a cleaner environment," President Coales said.

“Sending waste to energy recovery results in significantly fewer carbon emissions than sending waste to landfill and actively combats environmental degradation.”

The Cities of South Perth, Armadale, Gosnells, Mandurah and the Shire of Murray are also set to start using the facility in the coming months.

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