Mareeba Shire Council has taken another step towards improving Waste Management Operations at the Kuranda Waste Transfer Station with the introduction of the new weighbridge for the facility which will change the way the people enter and exit the site.
The infrastructure works at the site commenced late in August and are scheduled to be completed by the end of October.
During the construction phase, customers are asked to be vigilant when entering and exiting the site, following signage and instructions from gatehouse attendants, and to be mindful of other traffic.
Mareeba Shire Mayor, Angela Toppin explains, “Council aims for a better way of managing waste at its sites, by harnessing the potential value of resources that have traditionally been discarded.”
This project is a result of Council’s Waste Management Services Strategy.
“Council has endorsed strategic priorities which will guide our transition to a more circular economy, reduce the amount of waste disposed of to landfill, and provide a more sustainable source of end-of-life products and materials,” Mayor Toppin said.
Council’s direction is also guided by principles set out in the Queensland Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 and Environmental Protection Act 1994.
Following completion of the project, customers will enter the transfer station via the new gatehouse.
“Transfer stations are critical infrastructure designed to receive local residents’ domestic, self-hauled waste and recycling that can be separated into various waste streams for transfer to recycling facilities or a landfill. Mareeba Shire Council remains committed to reducing waste to landfill by increasing recycling opportunities, promoting reuse of organic waste, reducing illegal dumping and supporting sustainable practices,” said Mayor Toppin.
For the convenience of customers, EFTPOS facilities are now available at the Kuranda Waste Transfer Station for payment of waste disposal fees.