Waste Transfer Stations Coming Soon to Your Local Waste Management Facility!

Sep 24, 2020 | Front Page Feature, News

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. No longer will you need to dispose of your rubbish directly into landfill.

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.

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. Construction will commence by the end of September, with works expected to be completed in January 2021.

Residents will see changed conditions at their local sites during these times and are asked to please follow the direction of Waste Attendants.

As part of Council’s waste strategy, all waste will be transferred to our regional Mundubbera landfill site, where it can be weighed and measured in line with requirements of the Waste Levy.

Mount Perry will see no changes as a waste transfer station is already in place.

“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” Deputy Mayor Robbie 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. Please speak to our team about your options ahead of time. Illegal dumping is not tolerated and penalties apply”.

The Waste Transfer Station Project is subsidised by the Queensland Government’s Local Government Grant and Subsidies Program.

If you have any questions, download the Waste Transfer Station Fact Sheet on Council’s website or contact Council’s Environmental Health team by email admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 696 272.

 

Click your towns name below to view the proposed layout of the new Waste Transfer Station at your local Waste Management Facility

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