Wyndham Transfer Station

Published on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

The operation is registered under the Environmental Protection Regulations of 1987, reference R1427 and is managed in accordance with the Environmental Protection (Rural Landfill) Regulation 2002. The Shire has to comply with these regulations and they stipulate the maximum length of the site as well as the height. (Regulation number 5). This is the key driver why the Shire has to look at other options as the current site has reached the end of its life. To comply the Shire cannot extend the current facility, coupled with this there are environmental reasons on why we cannot expand.

The current option being looked at by the Shire is a transfer station at the existing site which will provide an improved, more efficient, environmentally friendly and cost effective solution. Early next year the Shire will obtain detailed design and cost estimates as well as engaging with the community.

The transfer station will consist of a hardstand area for vehicle access, with a quantity of skip bins made available to accept domestic & commercial waste. Contractors will collect the skip bins and deliver the waste to Kununurra for burial.

Figure 1 – Concept Design

Designated areas for green waste, scrap metal, white goods and batteries will be clearly identified for potential recycling opportunities.

This service will continue to employ two local staff and provide the same service to Wyndham residents, but with an estimated cost saving, inclusive of transfer costs, of $70,000 per annum. 

The Shire feels this proposal provides a more cost effective and modern approach to waste management that can accommodate Wyndham residents now and into the future.

The Shire will be undertaking a community consultation event (Date and time to be advised) to obtain feedback and suggestions prior to awarding a design package.  For further information please contact the Shire on (08) 9168 4100 or mail@swek.wa.gov.au

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