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Gumala reduce, reuse and recycle project



The Gumala reduce, reuse and recycle project aimed to educate and inform residents in the Aboriginal communities of Wirrilimarra, Youngaleena, Bellary and Wakathuni in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, about the importance of responsible waste disposal and recycling. This project provided information through workshops, and community cleanups; it also provided recycling trailers for ongoing sustainable recycling.

The project provided the communities with assistance to reduce recyclable rubbish through the use of recycling bins and caged trailers. Once each trailer is full, a volunteer residing in each of the communities drives it to Tom Price and empties it at the Shire of Ashburton's recyclable waste collection facility. The volunteer then returns the trailer to the community to continue the recycling process.

and the Department of Environment and Conservation Waste Authority

Abstract adapted from the Gumala Aboriginal Corporation


Gumala Aboriginal Corporation
Tom Price (Head Office)
1 Stadium Road
Tom Price WA 6751
PO Box 3167
East Perth WA 6892
Ph: (08) 9219 4500
Fax: (08) 9219 4555

Waste Authority
Department of Environment Regulation
Level 4, The Atrium
168 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Ph: (08) 6467 5325

Evaluated publications

Waste Authority (2009)

Gumala Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - final project evaluation report.

Perth: Government of Western Australia


Last updated: 4 June 2015
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