The EMRC welcomes opening of the new Waste Transfer Station at the Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park

Published on Thursday, 7 September 2023 at 12:42:00 PM

The EMRC Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park enters a new phase today with the official launching of the new Waste Transfer Station (WTS). The opening ceremony was presented this morning by the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, Cassie Rowe MLA, at the EMRC Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park.

The purpose of constructing a fit-for-purpose Waste Transfer Station is to provide suitable facilities to accept, bulk and transfer waste to the future Waste to Energy Facility at East Rockingham RRF and the Red Hill Waste Management Facility (Red Hill), ensuring operational efficiencies for the acceptance and transfer of municipal solid waste (MSW) and Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) material from member councils, other councils and commercial waste from private industry, operations on the premises and nonrecyclables from the CRC.

The design provides a streamlined site layout that supports safe and efficient operations. Bulking up the transfer of waste reduces the number of small trucks transporting waste, thus reducing emissions and easing road congestion. The capital cost for this project was around $10 million. The construction of the WTS was completed on 7 August 2023, and operations commenced on 8 August 2023.

EMRC CEO Marcus Geisler said: “The Waste Transfer Station is another major example of community-owned resource recovery infrastructure which will enable the EMRC to capture, consolidate, divert and convert waste material into valuable commodities as well as reducing truck movements and therefore reducing emissions and traffic congestion.”

He continued: “Our new facility has the capacity to transfer up to 230,000 tonnes of MSW, C&I and FOGO material per annum from communities and commercial entities in Perth’s Eastern Region. We look forward to welcoming new customers to the facility and exploring added services to benefit our region.”

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