Council is calling for assistance from the Springsure community in order to bring the Springsure Landfill, now Transfer Station, in line with state legislation and to increase their opportunity for recycling.
Springsure residents and local business owners are being asked to think carefully about what’s taken to the Springsure landfill site and what can be recycled.
In the past, large quantities of commercial waste has been dumped which clogged the facility for residential users as well as threatened council’s compliance with legislative requirements.
Council’s Manager of Planning and Environment Phil Jeston said Springsure Landfill is in the process of becoming a Transfer Station as part of the Central Highlands Regional Council Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan.
‘This plan was developed in collaboration with the community to provide guidance and direction to reduce waste going into landfill over the next ten years and encourage recycling of resources.
‘The transition from landfills to transfer stations will increase our capacity to control the amount of waste entering landfill and encourage recycling of resources.
‘To maintain our licence conditions under our environmental authority, transfer stations and bin stations are for domestic waste only. This will ensure we don’t exceed our licence limits, regarding the types and quantity of waste allowed to be accepted.’
The new Springsure Transfer Station will continue to accept waste oil, scrap metal, green waste, construction and demolition waste. Council will add cardboard and other recyclables to its services to maximise waste recycling.
‘Asbestos and tyres cannot be accepted at Springsure from anyone because of health and safety requirements for the public and the site operators. These should be directed to Lochlees Landfill.
‘Council will continue to work with Springsure residents to enable a smooth transition from a landfill to a transfer station, while educating users of the facility on acceptable waste disposal and recycling opportunities.’
|We can accept||Residential waste, oil, scrap metal, green waste, construction and demolition waste, cardboard and recyclables.|
|We can’t accept||Large amounts of commercial waste, asbestos and tyres.|