Building the Future of Waste Management

Cessnock City Council has awarded the construction contract for the new Transfer Station at the Waste Management Centre.

Cessnock City Council has awarded the construction contract for the new Transfer Station at the Waste Management Centre.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said construction of a new waste facility at the Waste Management Centre  will begin in early January.        

“The new facility forms stage one of multiple upgrades planned at the site and marks the start a new era of waste management in our local government area”.    

“It will deliver our community with a modern facility that has increased safety, convenience and more resource recovery and recycling opportunities”.  

“During the construction phase there will be ongoing changes at the Waste Management Centre, it is recommend people allow a little extra time when visiting the facility. We thank you in advance for your patience,” Cr Pynsent said.  

The new Waster Transfer Station will feature:  

  • A series of drop off areas for disposal of different recyclable materials including oil, green waste, masonry, steel, mattresses, e-waste , paints, oils and batteries.
  • Ease of one way traffic flow with slip lanes around individual drop off areas.
  • Sealed, undercover load/unload area.
  • A separate road network for operational vehicles.      

Disposal of metals and grass clippings will remain free of charge in accordance with the 2016/17 financial year fees and charges.  

A new garden organics collection is scheduled to start in March 2017 and the new Waste Transfer Station is scheduled to be complete before the end of 2017.