Carpentaria Shire Council is moving closer to sustainable practices with a $200,000 grant from the Queensland Government under the Regional Recycling Transport Assistance Package Program.
The grant will be used for the Carpentaria Tyre Recycling project and will go towards the transportation costs in moving the tyres to a recyclable facility.
Council will also contribute over $100,000 to the project to go towards processing of the materials into repurposed materials.
This project has significant sustainability implications for the environment and will substantially reduce tyre waste at the current facility, aiming to remove in total 300 tonnes from the current landfill.
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Given the non-biodegradable material of the tyres and their large size, they become a substance that is onerous to bury and control, forming part of the encompassing landfill that has implications for damaging omissions.
Due to several competing concerns around capacity limits within environmental regulations, feasibility and environmental considerations, Carpentaria Shire Council saw an opportunity to be able to transport tyres to a facility that will be able repurpose them.
CEO Mark Crawley was excited at the opportunity for a remote town to be able to access funds needed to be able to transport the materials.
"It is a cost that as a small Council we would not have been able to cover without support from the Queensland Government," Mr Crawley said.
"It is important that Council continues to work together with the Queensland Government towards sustainable practices moving into the future for the sake of future generations."
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