A three million dollar Resource Recovery Centre will be built at the Yeppoon Landfill in 2022. The facility will divert waste from landfill by increasing the level of sorting and capturing of reusable, recyclable, or recoverable materials. The project includes; a covered check-in, regulated waste storage, and a resource recovery shed connecting to the existing landfill road system. Landfill volumes at the current rate will fill the exisiting cell by October 2025 therefore investment in a new cell is crucial. The Resource Recovery Centre will help expand the lifetime of the current cell due to the diversion of waste.
This work will provide approximately four extra years of continued service from the existing landfill cell infrastructure, and save council potentially about $8-9 million in the short term. It's estimated more than 2,700 tonnes of waste per annum will be diverted from landfill. The new layout of the landfill will improve traffic safety, as customers will no longer be forced to queue on Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road into the facility. It will not cost customers more money to use the landfill.
$3, 000, 000 ($625k funded by the Queensland Government's Resource Recovery Industry Development Program)