Merredin gets grant to help clean up WA

Merredin gets grant to help clean up WA

The Shire of Merredin has been awarded state funding toward its 'Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute' program, a community education initiative.

The Shire was one of 12 West Australian community groups to share in more than $48,000 as part of Keep Australia Beautiful Council's (KABC) Community Litter Grant Scheme.

Local MP Laurie Graham congratulated the Shire for its initiative to reduce waste in their area.

"I am very pleased that the Shire of Merredin is playing its part to keep this beautiful part of WA clean and free from litter," he said.

"The 'Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute' program aims to educate the community on the waste that single use plastic creates with the Shire offering a drinking fountain and water refill station as an immediate solution to the problem."

Mr Graham said the Community Litter Grants Scheme provided funding for projects that seek to change littering behaviour and worked towards a litter-free WA.

"The funding supports new initiatives and promotes a cleaner, safer environment for West Australians," he said.

Grant applications will be open again next May.