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War on waste


Almost 3000 tonnes of recyclable materials can now be saved from landfill in regional towns like Cairns and Townsville.

It comes after the State announced 34 recipients of a new grant as part of their 'WAR ON WASTE'.

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch, said the funding would help regional Queenslanders be part of the State’s war on waste and help to create long-term sustainable jobs.

“This is a win for our environment and a boost for regional employment, which is an important part of the Palaszczuk Government’s recovery plan: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs,” Minister Enoch said. 

“There are unique challenges when recycling and re-using waste in Queensland’s regional communities and this package will assist with the cost of accessing recycling services.

“This funding provides the support needed for organisations in regional Queensland to divert more resources from landfill and recycle more,” Ms Enoch said.