Waste Transfer Station due to open in October
You may have noticed construction of the new Waste Transfer Station is almost complete and with just a few finishing touches to go, Cessnock City Council can confirm the site will be up and running in October.
Left on the ‘to do’ list is the final construction of the intermediate weigh bridge, installation of a new transformer to power the site, installation of instructional signage, arrival of additional plant, implementing new weighbridge software and the recruitment and training of key staff.
Once complete, this modern, state of the art facility will feature:
- a series of drop off areas to dispose of different recyclable materials including oil, green waste, masonry, steel, mattresses, e-waste , paints, oils and batteries
- one way traffic flow with slip lanes around individual drop off areas
- a sealed pavement and undercover load/unload area
- a separate road network for operational vehicles.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said he is looking forward to the facility opening so our community has access to a modern, safe and more convenient service.
“This new facility marks the start a new era of waste management in our local government area, delivering a much higher rate of resource recovery and recycling opportunities.”
“I am also pleased to see the degree of community interest in this project and while there has been some grumblings around the cost and process of a trip to the landfill, it is important to understand the reasons why.”
“All waste facilities in NSW are licenced by the Environment Protection Authority and every transaction is recorded via a weigh bridge, which attracts a State Waste Levy charge of $138.20 per tonne.”
“Council’s current levy contribution to the NSW Government amounts to $6.8 million per year, so to provide the fairest cost recovery, each load received will be based on a user pay, weight based transaction,” added Cr Pynsent.
For more information about the new Waste Transfer Station, visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/wastecentre.