Following the construction of the new Peak Hill Waste & Recycling Transfer Station last year, Parkes Shire Council will soon implement the Parkes Shire Waste Strategy at the facility to encourage greater diversion of waste from landfill, and reprocessing costs.

The Strategy aims to waste less and recycle more through the rationalisation and modernisation of the Shire’s waste facilities.

As part of the Strategy, Council will implement charges at the site commencing 1 August 2018.

Chair of Council Waste Committee, Councillor Alan Ward said “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.”

“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 1st, 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 detailing 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 as well as continuing to provide for the separation of green waste, tyres and metals.

Residents can download the Peak Hill Waste Disposal Guide below.