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Local Waste Management Arrangements for Emergency Events

There have been numerous situations in Western Australia where recovery efforts have been hampered by challenges associated with waste management. Ineffective waste management has the potential to significantly delay recovery efforts, present a considerable risk to human health and the environment and increase the costs of recovery.

With funding from the Natural Disaster Resilience Program 2017-18, WALGA is working with the State to embed waste management considerations into local emergency management planning and response mechanisms.

The Local Waste Management Arrangements for Emergency Events Research Report is available here.