To better manage our natural environment, reduce unauthorised dumping of waste and improve our regulatory compliance, the Shire of Mingenew is moving from its current Landfill approach towards a Transfer Station model. This will likely mean some changes in the way our tip operates; this could include:
- Reducing the hours that the tip is open
- Restricting (and controlling) the type and volume of waste accepted
- Charging to accept some waste types and/or introducing charges for those who are not Shire ratepayers
- Manning the site to better monitor and manage this
Many of our neighbouring shires have already moved to a similar model, and this process will bring Mingenew in line with modern waste management approaches and current waste management legislation. In addition to the regulatory pressure which is making these changes necessary, we have also recently been receiving significant amounts of waste, like tyres, at the landfill. It is acknowledged that some of this is coming from outside the Shire, due to the fact that our tip is open 24/7 and free. The current lack of a control mechanism means that it is going to be the Shire (and ratepayers) that are required to pay for these to be properly disposed of. By transitioning to a transfer station, we will be in a position to better manage situations like this.
We are seeking community feedback to help guide the process. You can complete the survey online here. If you would prefer, you can download our survey here and return it to the Shire Office or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also access this information and downloads on our Resources page.
We will be closing the survey at midnight on Sunday 8 September.< See More News