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Mulching of green waste at Waste Facilities

Reducing landfill and reusing waste products is an important function of Council’s waste facilities, particularly in an effort to reduce the fire risk of green waste stock piles. 

“With the weather warming up and having endured such dry weather conditions throughout winter, fire and flammability issues surrounds the green waste stock piles”, said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councilor Denis Todd. “Bearing these conditions in mind together with the opportunity to reuse this green waste Council is committing to a new mulching initiative.”

“The new enterprise aims to reduce the amount of hard waste being deposited into landfill throughout the Shire area. This the first time that Council has been able to implement such a program, with the hope to reduce and reuse waste in our local communities.”

“A contractor has been engaged to mulch all green waste at Coolah, Dunedoo, Baradine, Mendooran and Binnaway transfer stations. This program has already been up and running in Coolah and Dunedoo over the last week. Baradine, Mendooran and Binnaway will be mulched in the coming weeks”, said Cr Todd.
“The green waste is mulched into small sized particles which will be used at transfer stations to cover and re-cap the old land fill cell layers at each facility. This re-purposed product will help the old landfills break down naturally as this product poses no harm to the environment.”

“It is important for Council to look to the future of our communities. Reusing and re- purposing products from waste facilities in the Shire to benefit another is looking to be the way forward”, concluded Cr Todd.

The mulching program is under way and Council expects it to be complete by the end of the year.

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Last Updated: 07 Nov 2019