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Whitsunday Regional Council has welcomed the installation of a new, state-of-the-art weighbridge at the Bowen Landfill.
Councillor for Division 6 Mike Brunker said that the new weighbridge will replace the previous manual estimation system with an automatic data entry system.
“The new weighbridge will considerably improve service delivery for commercial users and assist Council to accurately measure waste & recyclables,” Cr Brunker said.
“Commercial users of the site will now know exactly how much waste they are depositing and they will pay only for that weight, providing consistent charging methods at both of our landfill sites at Bowen and Kelsey Creek,” he said.
“Although Council doesn’t charge for most domestic waste, all users entering the site will be required to cross the weighbridge to enable Council to accurately record the types and amounts of waste being deposited.
“This information will allow Council to better plan for future waste management services and infrastructure that meet the needs of our growing community.
“While there will be some delay by having to use the weighbridge, it will be minimal, and we thank users for their patience.”
The installation of the weighbridge is a requirement of the Waste Reduction & Recycling Act 2011.