Following the construction of the new Peak Hill Waste and Recycling Transfer Station last year, Parkes Shire Council will soon implement the Parkes Shire Waste Strategy at the facility.
The strategy aims to encourage residents to waste less and recycle more through the modernisation of the shire’s waste facilities.
As part of the strategy, council will implement charges at the site beginning on August 1, 2018.
“Last year’s upgrades delivered a more user-friendly, safer facility for residents, as well as increased environmental performance and diversion of materials from landfill,” Chair of Parkes Shire Council Waste Committee, Councillor Alan Ward said.
“The new transfer station drop-off is a major improvement, with customers able to drive on sealed roads to an undercover area to dispose of their mixed waste and recyclables.
“From August 1, this service will incur a small user pay charge, which will facilitate the management of the facility, long term maintenance, environmental monitoring and effective recovery and processing of recyclable waste.”
Peak Hill residents will soon receive a Waste Disposal Guide in the mail.
The guide will detail operating hours, what charges apply and what materials are accepted at the facility.
A council staff member will be at the transfer station during opening hours to assist residents to correctly dispose of their waste loads.
The transfer station is provided for domestic types of waste and provides for the separation of recyclables and mattresses. It will also continue to provide for the separation of green waste, tyres and metals.