The Mullewa landfill is undergoing a transformation over the coming months that will see it moving away from a general disposal site to a fully operable transfer station.
The transformation of the site is required to improve environmental outcomes and better meet the needs of the local community.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the construction of the Waste Transfer Station will provide residents with an improved waste management system.
“The construction of the Waste Transfer Station will provide residents the opportunity to separate their refuse into various streams such as green waste, construction and demolition waste and car bodies,” he said.
“The waste transfer station will also help educate the local community about the importance of environmentally-conscious waste management practices.”
When completed, the transfer station will feature a 2m high, 15 m long retaining wall where members of the public will be able to dispose of their waste into the appropriate skip bins.
In the interim, customers at the site are asked to follow the various signs directing them to the appropriate disposal area based on the type of waste being disposed.
Members of the public that need to dispose of asbestos must contact the City first and organise an appointment to do so. This will ensure that human and environmental health standards are maintained. Any asbestos containing material needs to be double wrapped in thick plastic to ensure that the dangerous fibres do not get airborne.
The asbestos containing material will then be buried as soon as possible to prevent the release of asbestos fibres into the atmosphere.
Liquid waste is no longer being accepted for disposal in Mullewa. Members of the public wishing to dispose of liquid waste must take their liquids to the Meru Waste Facility in Geraldton.