Waste and litter crews soldier on

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The City of Joondalup’s waste management services, including those delivered by the private sector, continue as normal during the COVID-19 challenge.

Among them is a litter clean-up contract that provides full-time employment for people with disabilities, several of whom are Joondalup residents.

Intelife, an Australian disability enterprise, provides up to 15 contract employees, to help keep almost 200 kilometres of footpaths and median strips in Joondalup free of litter.

They also assist with removing rubbish from natural areas and emergency clean-ups of spilt loads on major roads.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said Intelife had to tender for the services like any other contractor.

“They presented as best value-for-money, have happy crews that do a good job and are well received by local residents,” he said.

“Apart from the fact that they are good workers, we also know that the three most practical things local government can do to enhance a sense of public safety and civic pride is to remove litter, graffiti and abandoned vehicles from public places.

“The City engages a lot of local businesses for service delivery and, particularly in these tough times, we are aiming – as far as possible – to maintain a continuity of work.”

Bulk hard waste services – skip bin, white good and mattress collections, can be booked online or by phoning 9449 3363.