Tuesday, 29 September 2015 13:05

More waste facilities needed WSROC report shows

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The WSROC commissioned Western Sydney Regional Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Needs Assessment has shown that Western Sydney needs more waste facilities to cater for a growing population.

The report produced by KMH Environmental, provides an assessment of the existing waste and resource recovery facilities in the western Sydney region and compares this to current and projected population data to make recommendations on the infrastructure required to meet municipal waste management needs up to the year 2021.  

“By 2021, WSROC councils will be producing over 1,150,000 tonnes of waste per year. This is enough waste to fill garbage trucks lined up back-to-back from Sydney to Brisbane,” said WSROC President Cllr Hadchiti.

“Our region’s current waste and resource recovery infrastructure can handle 2, 172, 000 tonnes per year. However, the region also takes a significant amount of waste from the Sydney Metropolitan Area and this needs to be accounted for,” he said.

“Several western Sydney landfills are expected to close in the coming years. They are full,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

“This report provides a framework to understand future infrastructure requirements to manage waste and maximise recycling in our region, whether this be through new facilities, new processes, or improved, out-of-the-box technologies,” he said.

The report is an initiative of the Western Sydney Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy. It is supported by the NSW Environment Protection

Authority with funding from the waste levy.

A copy of the report can be downloaded via the below link.

Western Sydney Regional Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Needs Assessment - Final Report (August, 2015)

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