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Problematic Waste

In consultation with Local Government WALGA identified a range of materials which are an issue for the sector. 

The top five problematic materials for Local Government identified in the survey were:

  • Tyres
  • Asbestos
  • White goods/ scrap metal
  • Mattresses
  • Household Hazardous Waste

For the top five problematic materials, the main reasons they were problematic were illegal dumping and environmental impact.

The Report identifies a number of actions to respond to these problematic materials, which are detailed in the recommendations. Some of these actions require immediate response, such as the issues with scrap metal recycling.  Other issues are ongoing and will require long term commitment to developing solutions, for example asbestos management.

Download the Problematic Materials Report here.