Central Waste Station's essential service continues through COVID

CHANGING TIMES: Central Waste Station is planning some major expansions. Picture: SUPPLIED.
CHANGING TIMES: Central Waste Station is planning some major expansions. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Central Waste Station operates one of the most advanced resource recovery facilities in Australia at its Kurri Kurri base.

This automated facility is able to greatly enhance the recoverability of recyclable materials found in mixed construction and demolition (C&D) waste, commercial and industrial (C&I) waste as well as other bulky waste streams.

Materials that are recovered include metals, aggregates, plasterboard and wood which, instead of ending up in landfill, can be sustainably recycled.

Central Waste Station has continued to provide essential waste collection and resource recovery services during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the current challenging environment, the company is continuing to press forward with its construction and expansion plans.

Among the projects that are currently underway is the construction of an enlarged receivals area for its resource recovery operations as well as a new maintenance workshop and office building.

The establishment of several new sites at different locations within the Hunter Region is also planned, with different sites currently in the planning phase of development.

Soon these facilities will provide Hunter businesses, residents, and government entities with more convenient access to the sustainable waste management solutions that Central Waste Station provides.

The company also continues to provide significant employment opportunities to local people which will expand in line with the expansion of the company's operations.

Central Waste Station provides a substantial economic stimulus to the local community, both as a result of the filter-down effect of wages earned by local residents as well as through procurement from local suppliers and services providers.

Central Waste Station is also actively seeking to add to the range of organisations that it supports.

Its key interests are community sporting clubs; organisations that provide employment to disadvantaged members of society; conservation groups; and charities that provide support to children affected by life-impacting medical conditions.

The company is also currently evaluating opportunities to support research institutions that undertake research that is relevant to resource recovery, waste management and contaminated site remediation.

It is hoped that this will not only result in improved ways of working across the resource recovery industry but will also provide opportunities for doctoral students and post graduate research staff.

You can find out more at the website www.centralwaste.com.au.