Redevelopment of the Cessnock Waste and Reuse Centre

Cessnock City Council is in the final planning stages of the development of a new waste facility at the Cessnock Waste and Reuse Centre
Cessnock City Council is in the final planning stages of the development of a new waste facility at the Cessnock Waste and Reuse Centre.

The Reuse Centre will close to allow for the construction of the new modernised facility which is anticipated to start in December.

Cessnock City Council conducted a competitive tender process to continue the operation of the Reuse Centre however the results did not represent value for money for all residents. Residents with items that can be reused such as toys and furniture will be directed to local charity shops and services.

The new waste transfer facility will include new resource recovery opportunities for a range of materials including metals, garden organics, electronic waste, paints, oils and batteries.

All materials will be required to go over the weighbridge which is a part of Council’s Environmental Protection Authority license requirements. This stipulates all incoming and outgoing waste must be tracked for reporting purposes.

Fees for these materials are still being determined and will be at a substantially discounted rate. The disposal of metals will remain free of charge in accordance with the 2016/17 financial year fees and charges.

The community is reminded the introduction of a third bin for garden organics including pruning and grass clippings, is scheduled to be introduced in March 2017. Grass clippings will remain free of charge until the commencement of the garden organics service.

The redesign will deliver the community with a modern facility which has increased safety, convenience and more recycling/reuse opportunities.

Interim measures will be in place during the construction phase and the community will be informed of these prior to commencement of the project.