Waste facility projects

A number of projects across the region are being progressed to ensure best practice is maintained in the management of our waste. In line with our waste management strategy, small landfills are being replaced as part of the strategic network of transfer facilities throughout the region. These facilities have been designed to be safer and have significant environmental benefits over the traditional small rural landfills.

More information will be provided here as these projects progress.

Read more about these projects by clicking on the project title below.

Cecil Plains Keyed Landfill is almost at full capacity and we have commenced replacing it with an upgraded and modern waste management facility. The upgraded facility will be a transfer station and not a landfill, meaning waste will be diverted from landfill and recycled or reused. Non-recyclable waste will be separated on site and transferred to a fully engineered facility where it will be buried in landfill.

The new Cecil Plains Waste Management Facility is part of the second stage of the implementation of our Waste Management Strategy and Waste Infrastructure Plan.

We have designed the new facility similar to the award winning Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility on O'Mara Road, Wellcamp, but it will be to a smaller scale. The new facility is being constructed on the existing site, but will not affect the existing facility’s operations during its construction. After closure, the old landfill will be rehabilitated and monitored to meet environmental requirements.

A broader range of recycling and resource recovery options will be offered, including scrap metal, greenwaste and a variety of other household recycling options.

From June 2018 customers will need a PIN in order to both enter and leave the new facility. Read more about the new facility here.

Start date

November 2017

Completion date

June 2018.

Cooyar Keyed Landfill is almost at full capacity and we have commenced replacing it with a new and modern waste management facility. The new site will be a transfer station and not a landfill, meaning waste will be diverted from landfill and recycled or reused. Non-recyclable waste will be separated on site and transferred to a fully engineered facility where it will be buried in landfill.

The new Cooyar Waste Management Facility is part of the second stage of the implementation of our Waste Management Strategy and Waste Infrastructure Plan.

We have designed the new facility similar to the award winning Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility on O'Mara Road, Wellcamp, but it will be to a smaller scale. The new site is larger than the existing Cooyar Landfill and in a convenient location, just 1 km away. After closure, the old landfill will be rehabilitated and monitored to meet environmental requirements.

A broader range of recycling and resource recovery options will be offered, including scrap metal, greenwaste and a variety of other household recycling options.

From June 2018 customers will need a PIN in order to both enter and leave the new facility. Read more about the new facility here.

Start date

November 2017

Completion date

June 2018.

Evergreen waste facility is being upgraded as a new and modern waste management facility. The new site will be a transfer station and not a landfill, meaning waste will be diverted from landfill and recycled or reused. Non-recyclable waste will be separated on site and transferred to a fully engineered facility where it will be buried in landfill.

The new Evergreen Waste Management Facility is part of the second stage of the implementation of our Waste Management Strategy and Waste Infrastructure Plan.

We have designed the new facility similar to the award winning Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility on O'Mara Road, Wellcamp, but it will be to a smaller scale. The new facility is being constructed on the existing site, but will not affect the existing facility’s operations during its construction. After closure, the old landfill will be rehabilitated and monitored to meet environmental requirements.

A broader range of recycling and resource recovery options will be offered, including scrap metal, greenwaste and a variety of other household recycling options.

From June 2018 customers will need a PIN in order to both enter and leave the new facility. Read more about the new facility here.

Start date

November 2017

Completion date

June 2018.

This project will deliver a new waste management facility to the Kleinton area. Landfill operations on site will cease and the facility will convert to a waste transfer operation. Waste will be transported off site to a fully engineered facility. Operating a facility as a waste transfer station gives more opportunities for recycling and resource recovery. It will improve the management of general waste as well as recycling in keeping with Australian standards.

The design of the facility will be a smaller version of the Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility on O'Mara Road. It will have a similar look and feel.

At this stage waste drop-off practices remain unchanged and the facility is maintaining normal operating hours. We will keep stakeholders informed as the project advances. 

Start date

Design commencing late 2017

Completion date

To be confirmed

Following the opening of the Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility at O'Mara Road, Toowoomba Waste Management Centre landfill is used only by commercial waste customers.

The Toowoomba Waste Management Centre landfill has recently been redeveloped through the vertical expansion project to add airspace to the existing landfill facility, addressing future waste disposal needs of the region. The first stage of the vertical expansion project was successfully completed in October 2017, providing airspace for waste disposal activities for another 4 to 5 years. A total of 6 stages of the vertical expansion project are planned for the next 20 years.

Start date

November 2016

Completion date

October 2017.

The vertical expansion project has resulted in the current asbestos disposal area at TWMC no longer being available for asbestos disposal.  As asbestos from commercial customers can not be accepted, customers are required to find an alternative location for asbestos disposal outside of the Toowoomba Regional Council area.

We have commenced discussions with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) and planning officers with the plan to lodge a development application for the re-opening of the Charlton Waste Facility on Leeson Road, Charlton. Should we be unable to obtain development approval for the Charlton site, it is highly unlikely that we will have viable options for the ongoing acceptance of commercial quantities of asbestos. Further information on the project and asbestos acceptance will be released as it comes to hand.

Domestic customers can continue to dispose of asbestos at some waste facilities with restrictions. Click here for information on your local waste facility.

Due to the construction of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, the entrance to the Toowoomba Waste Management Centre has moved from Bedford Street on 8 August. The new entrance is located on Hermitage Road, Cranley next to the "Our Bird" seed factory and opened on 9 August 2017.

Please follow directional signage along Mort Street and Hermitage Road to the new entrance.

bedford st hermitage entrance

 

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