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Used Oil Collection Infrastructure Program

WALGA    Oil Recycling    Municipal Waste Advisory Council

The Western Australian Local Government Association’s Municipal Waste Advisory Council is assisting local governments across Western Australia by providing used oil recycling infrastructure. The initiative was made possible though The Product Stewardship for Oil, Local Government Used Oil Collection Infrastructure, Small Grants Program funded by the Federal Department of the Environment and Heritage.

The aim of the Program is to improve the distribution of, and access to, used oil collection infrastructure in Western Australia. Under the Program drum storage units and used oil collection tanks have been provided to local government, as well as funding for essential site works. Furthermore, the Program includes an education and promotion aspect aimed at maximising the use of the used oil infrastructure.

The two year Program, which commenced in 2003, was split into 6 monthly Phases. In the four Phases of the Program 112 units of infrastructure were provided to 62 Local Governments. The total value of infrastructure and site works for these Phases exceeds $1 million.

A state wide survey about used oil disposal has also been conducted. The survey collected information on community awareness of how, why and where to properly dispose of used oil. In addition, the study provides a baseline to assess the success of the education and promotion component of the Program.

Locations of the Used Oil Collection Infrastructure available from WasteNet.

Promotions package for Infrastructure available from WasteNet.

For more information about the Federal Program visit the Department of the Environment and Heritage website www.oilrecycling.gov.au

For more information about the Used Oil Program in Western Australia contact:
Ms Rebecca Brown
Ph: 9213 2063
Fax: 9322 2611
Email: rbrown@walga.asn.au