New era for waste in Cessnock
Cessnock City Council officially opened the redeveloped Cessnock Waste Management Centre (CWMC) today delivering the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) with a modernised, convenient and safe facility.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this is an exciting day for the community.
“The construction of this state of the art centre provides our community with an opportunity to lessen their impact on our local environment by increasing resource recovery opportunities.”
“We know Australia is ranked as one of the highest producers of waste in the world and last year alone the Cessnock LGA generated over 45 thousand tonnes of waste.”
“We are dedicated to taking steps to future proof our services to ensure generations to come benefit and this facility will ensure our community has critical infrastructure to divert material from landfill.” Residents can free themselves of unwanted waste safely and quickly while at the same time knowing they are minimising their impact on our environment.
- The redeveloped CWMC includes a new waste transfer station which allows for the disposal of Garden organics
- Metals and building waste
The new facility also has a Community Recycling Centre, which was funded by a $200, 000 grant under the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative.
The Community Recycling Centre allows for the disposal of problem waste such as oils, paints and gas bottles.
The Mixed Waste Area means residents will no longer need to visit the tip face.
The new facility is now fully operational, to find out more about the CWMC visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/wastecentre.