Fill­ing up with trash

Su­per­dump might be needed

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

MUN­DUB­BERA could be home to a su­per­dump as part of a fu­ture waste man­age­ment plan for the North Bur­nett, ac­cord­ing to Mayor Don Waugh.

With three of the North Bur­nett’s five land­fill sites due to ex­pire within the decade, Cr Waugh said long-term waste dis­posal op­tions were needed.

“Mun­dub­bera and Monto have ex­tended time spans in ex­cess of 20 to 30 years, with suf­fi­cient land to ex­tend the fa­cil­i­ties,” he said.

While no im­me­di­ate changes were planned, Cr Waugh said a su­per­dump re­mained a fu­ture op­tion.

The con­ver­sion of one or two land­fill sites to trans­fer sta­tions was also an op­tion, as was full re­cy­cling, which Cr Waugh said had so far been “be­yond us” due to the re­gion’s small pop­u­la­tion.

“We’re keep­ing abreast of all that’s avail­able and the reg­u­la­tions,” he said.

PHOTO: MAX FLEET

LONG TERM: Mun­dub­bera could be home to a su­per­dump in the fu­ture.

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