From waste to commodity.
This project is dependent on external funding and the outcome of our Central Waste Facility Masterplan, currently being drafted.
Our goal is to identify if sufficient land is available at our Central Waste Facility, and to begin talks with the community and local industry to determine if a market exists for recycled materials processed onsite.
A precinct can take many shapes, with inclusions of onsite organics processing, demolition waste recycling capability, and an upcycling centre.
Following completion of the CWF Masterplan, further planning will commence, taking into account feasibility and the seeking of funding opportunities.
It‘s likely a Resource Recovery Precinct will take numerous years to plan for, fund and develop, but with significant gains to be made in landfill diversion, it is a project we are keen to investigate.
There will be no public access to a facility of this type if located at the Central Waste Facility.
The funding for this project will be provided by Bega Valley Shire Council. All rateable assessments in the Bega Valley Shire pay a Waste Management Charge to cover the cost of waste management services including: operation and maintenance of transfer stations and landfills, delivery of waste minimisation programs, and rehabilitation of legacy landfill sites.
Council’s Waste Strategy Recycling our Future focusses on various waste management strategies aimed at diverting waste from landfill through waste minimisation and resource recovery. In February 2021, Council made a commitment to achieving the initiatives of the strategy, by resolving to upgrade existing waste transfer stations and invest in resource recovery and waste processing infrastructure.
Aside from site upgrades, a 30-year financial model for waste services also identifies the cost for remediation of more than 20 legacy landfill sites, and an expansion of the existing kerbside collection service to rural landholdings. Increases to waste charges are a reflection of our community’s ambition to provide a sustainable future for waste services.
This project is connected to numerous outcomes in Council’s Community Strategic Plan. These include: Sustainable long-term service delivery, innovative approach to waste management, minimise waste to landfill, increase recycling and resource recovery, environmental protection, minimise public place litter.
Waste Project Manager
Bega Valley Shire Council