TRUCKED IN: WRC waste management officer Karl Murdoch with councillors Rogin Taylor, Jan Clifford, Jennifer Whitney and Mike Brunker beside the first truck over the new weighbridge at Kelsey Creek. 
Photo Sharon Smallwood
TRUCKED IN: WRC waste management officer Karl Murdoch with councillors Rogin Taylor, Jan Clifford, Jennifer Whitney and Mike Brunker beside the first truck over the new weighbridge at Kelsey Creek. Photo Sharon Smallwood

Weighing in on waste levy

STAGE one of the Kelsey Creek Resource Recovery Facility is now complete, with the addition of a modern weighbridge and areas to collect recycling material declared operational last week.

The installation of the weighbridge was a requirement under new Queensland state government waste laws, with the introduction of a waste levy coming into effect on December 1.

According to the terms of the new levy, the cost of disposing of general commercial waste at the landfill has increased by $35 per tonne.

Mayor Mike Brunker said council would endeavour to help keep costs down by working with small businesses to identify waste streams and opportunities to increase recycling.

"A positive and proactive step that council can take is to work with local businesses to try to minimise the levy's impact whilst also minimising waste," Cr Brunker said.

For more information contact council's waste management officer on 4945 0266.


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