Council working towards zero waste with new waste stations
IN AN effort to reduce waste, four new waste transfer stations with new recourse recovery areas are set to be built across the North Burnett.
North Burnett residents will soon see a change in how their waste management facilities are operated.
These changes will include increased options for recycling and the introduction of waste transfer stations.
Each of the new sites will now include a recourse recovery area that will allow for the recovery of salvageable waste including recyclables that would normal be thrown into landfill.
Civil Mining and Construction Pty Ltd (CMC) have been granted a contract to construct Waste Transfer Stations at our Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah and Monto Waste Management Facilities.
North Burnett deputy mayor Robbie Radel said the introduction of Waste Transfer Stations is a step forward in moving towards a circular economy for waste and resources in our region.
“It’s still as easy as ever to dispose of your household waste; instead of dumping it on the tip face, you will be dumping in the transfer station” Cr Radel said.
“Transfer stations won’t have capacity for large amounts of construction and demolition waste.
“This type of waste will need to be disposed of directly to our Mundubbera Waste Management Facility.”
Council are introducing these changes in line with the Queensland Government’s Waste Strategy and Waste Levy, as a way of working towards becoming a zero waste society.
Construction will commence by the end of September, with works expected to be completed in January 2021.
Mount Perry will see no changes as a waste transfer station is already in place.
The Waste Transfer Station Project is subsidised by the Queensland Government’s Local Government Grant and Subsidies Program.
For more information and to see the full plans visit the North Burnett Regional Council website.