A new state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is to be built in Kilburn.
This collaborative project with the City of Charles Sturt will enable us to take control of the processing and disposal of recyclable material collected from across the City of PAE. Both Councils undertook a detailed assessment of the proposed MRF option before making a joint decision.
Kerbside recycling is one of our most visible and valued services to our community. There are significant environmental and economic benefits through managing our own recycling in our local area. This is especially the case since the introduction of the Chinese National Sword Policy, which has had a direct effect on how recyclables are currently sorted, processed, and sold into the international commodities market.
The new facility will be completed in early 2021, and will provide a continuous, affordable, stable and sustainable service for our residents.
The total estimated build cost of $12.8 million will be shared equally between the two councils. Both Councils will also explore grant opportunities to offset the construction of the MRF, which is expected to not only create local jobs during the building phase, but also provide up to 20 ongoing jobs to operate the facility once it is completed.
For more information about waste & recycling in the City of PAE visit www.cityofpae.sa.gov.au/waste or call the Waste Line on 1800 777 844