October start for new salvage centre at Heathfield

Heathfield residents are set to benefit from a new recycling facility to be established in the district.

Trevor Stewart, site manager of Salvage and Save Windmill Hill with Anita Saunders, general manager of business development at FWS at the Salvage and Save Windmill Hill facility. A similar site will soon be established at Heathfield.

Finding Workable Solutions (FWS), a not-for-profit organisation which provides employment for people with a disability, received a $19,000 grant from the State Government towards establishing a Salvage and Save facility at Heathfield.
Salvage and Save is a business initiative of FWS through which second-hand donated goods are recycled and sold back to the community through low cost retail shops.
The facility will be located at the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre and will be the fourth of its kind in SA, with sites already established at Murray Bridge, Goolwa and Windmill Hill near Mt Barker.
Anita Saunders, general manager of business development at FWS, estimated the facilities had saved about 100 tonnes of landfill a year.

For the full report, see the print issue of The Courier.