SKM Recycling Update

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City of Whittlesea continues to be forced to send recycling to landfill as SKM still hasn’t reopened its Coolaroo site.

The council announced last week that it hoped the Coolaroo site would reopen soon, following news that SKM’s Laverton North site is now able to receive recycling.

The recycling crisis has dragged on for more than a month after the Environment Protection Authority shut down two SKM sites for safety breaches, affecting the recycling process of dozens of councils across Victoria.

“We’ve heard word from the Environment Protection Authority today that SKM’s Laverton North site is now able to receive recycling again,” a spokesperson from City of Whittlesea said.

“The City of Whittlesea’s recycling is processed through the Coolaroo site, which is still closed.

“However, with Laverton North up and running again, fingers crossed Coolaroo won’t be too much longer.”

For more information on the SKM update, visit the City of Whittlesea’s website.