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Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot

Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot

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The Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot has provided important and essential waste disposal and recycling services to the local community for over 35 years. Recent upgrades to the site will see the facility continue to service the region well into the future.

Alexandrina Council has an allocated budget to continue to upgrade the facility with the replacement of old infrastructure, providing a modern facility with better access and more diversion options for customers, complying with planning and environmental management legislation.

Alexandrina Mayor Keith Parkes says the upgrade is an important progression toward providing adequate waste disposal services to the community.

“As an environmental objective of Council, this upgrade to the Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot will provide the community with increased services to reduce landfill waste through more efficient and modernised processing methods,” he says.

The Alexandrina Council-owned site hosts several tenants including Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA), Goolwa Salvage & Save, and South Coast Recycling, with running costs of the facility shared with the City of Victor Harbor.

City of Victor Harbor Mayor Graham Philp is confident the collaboration project will benefit all residents along the South Coast.

“The Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot is a vital site to all residents and businesses along the coast and collaboration between the two districts has helped us to provide the best available services to our communities,” he says.

The scope of works relate to the general upgrade of site infrastructure, internal access roads and the construction of new buildings including the Waste Transfer Shed, an administration building that combines an office, a new gatehouse and weighbridge, and a  mechanical workshop.

Meeting their strong commitment to meet their communities waste and recycling needs locally, Alexandrina Council and the City of Victor Harbor undertake these functions on a regional basis through its membership of FRWA.

FRWA Executive Officer Marina Wagner is looking forward to the upgrades and the increased efficiencies it will bring for customers, saying, “Upgrades to infrastructure of the Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot will improve waste and recycling services for the community as well work conditions for our staff.”

This project, referenced in Council’s 2014 to 2023 Community Strategic Plan as a key initiative to achieve the ‘Thrive in Clean Green Futures’ objective, is a positive step toward the region being a leader in environmental innovation.