Mundubbera Waste Management Facility Upgrade
Council are pleased to advise that changes to Mundubbera Waste Facility are underway with the construction of a new weighbridge, gatehouse and associated infrastructure. Council received grant funding of $404,388 from the Queensland Government’s Local Government Levy Ready Grant Program to undertake the upgrade.
With the introduction of the State’s waste levy from 1 July 2019, Council will have to account for the amount of waste buried by landfill. This weighbridge will be the first in a number of changes in coming years as Council complies with legislative changes in waste management.
The Mundubbera upgrade will include a new resource recovery (recycling) area for cardboard, engine oil, car batteries and e-waste. Unfortunately plastics have no financially viable market to enable recycling at this point in time, however Council will continue to explore options for this resource. As Council will be levied on the amount of waste buried, there is an incentive to recover resources and recycle where practicable.
Delivering waste directly to the tip face will become history with the provision of bins or skips to deposit waste. This drop off facility will enable a level of all-weather access and reduce risks associated of interacting with trucks and heavy machinery working at the landfill face.
The Mundubbera Waste Management Facility will continue to operate normal opening hours during the development. The project is estimated to be completed by the end of June 2019, with little impact to the community as most work will take place inside the existing waste management facility.
In due course, other landfills throughout the region will be converted to transfer stations. Council has applied to the State Government for funding to develop the necessary infrastructure in future years.
The Mundubbera Waste Management Facility Upgrade has been funded by the Queensland Government’s Local Government Levy Ready Grant Program.