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Tyre Management Project Resolves 13 Year Legacy Issue

Published: Monday, 8 October 2018 at 1:59:49 PM

The onsite shredding and burial of historical tyre stockpiles at South Hedland Landfill has been completed, resolving a 13 year old legacy compliance issue.

The project included processing nearly 2000 oversized tyres and constructing 11,000 cubic metres of storage space.

Mayor Camilo Blanco commended the work of Town staff, contractors and the community for the result.

“The tyre management project has been a resounding success, with operations coming in on budget and completed in a relatively short time frame.

“In less than six months, 13 years’ worth of significant tyre stockpiles have been shredded, processed and buried to comply with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

“The Department made it clear in November 2017 that urgent action needed to be taken by the Town to mitigate the potential fire hazards and environmental health risks which the stockpiles posed to the Hedland community.

“We have made it a top priority to address this issue, and I’d like to thank everyone involved for achieving what we set out to earlier in the year.”


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