RECYCLING facilities in Ceduna will get a boost with $130,000 worth of grants aimed at increasing investment and jobs across the state’s waste and recycling industries.
The Ceduna District Council has received a $20,000 grant for recycling depot upgrades, while Ceduna Recycling has received $110,000 for a grinder for timber pallets and timber waste.
The Ceduna District Council’s technical services and works manager Joy Welshman said the council would look to put the grant money to best effect for the community.
“Council is investigating the best way to use the grant money to increase recycling within the community.”
Environment Minister Ian Hunter said the $2.8-million program would deliver 67 jobs and attract more than $10.8 million investment for projects across the state.
“South Australia leads the nation in recycling and we continue this in announcing major reforms to the $1 billion sector, to create more jobs and opportunities for South Australians,” Mr Hunter said.