Time to Scrap the Steel

Scrap metal stockpiles are being cleared from waste depots in the Warrumbungle Shire. 

“Warrumbungle Waste has found that one of the bulkiest items collected at the landfill and transfer sites is scrap metal and it is now time for this scrap metal to be removed,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Ambrose Doolan. “This scrap metal is currently being removed from Council waste depots. This will ensure that there is adequate available land for future disposal of scrap steel and other bulky waste items as well as safeguarding the waste depots for residents while disposing of these large items.” 

“The scrap metal material was offered for sale through an expression of interest process. A number of scrap metal merchants expressed an interest with material being sold as price per tonne and transported to market. The proceeds of the sale of the material will be invested back into Warrumbungle Waste, allowing further improvements to be made to Council’s waste facilities,” said Cr Doolan.

“The successful contractor has commenced the removal of scrap metal from Coolah Transfer Station and will move onto the waste transfer stations in Baradine, Binnaway, Mendooran, Dunedoo, Ulamambri and Coonabarabran Landfill over the coming weeks,” Cr Doolan said. 

Now that the collected process has started it will take approximately 5 weeks to complete.

During this collection period there may be some restricted movements at the Landfill and Transfer sites to ensure the safety of both staff and residents while the machinery is collecting the steel. Staff onsite will inform residents of any changes to the drop off areas. 

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Last Updated: 22 Apr 2024