An Update from our Team at the Dunmore Resource Recovery Centre

The interim waste transfer station is ready to help you out.

For those living in the Shellharbour City Council area, the Revolve Shop at the Dunmore Resource Recovery Centre is now closed until mid-August so that some major works can be undertaken on the site.

Thanks to funding from the NSW State Government’s ‘Waste Less Recycle More’ initiative, upgrades to the site are now taking place and the team from Resource Recovery are busy making sure that disturbances to residents are kept to a minimum.

More specifically, Resource Recovery staff have been busy working with Shellharbour City Council to ensure that local residents are still able to drop off items for recycling. RRA National Operations Manager Craig Rees and RRA Southern Region Manager Matty Curtis have assisted Council in the design of an interim waste transfer station based on the diversion model from our award-winning site in the Great Lakes.

RRA South Region Manager Matt Curtis has been assisting Shellharbour Council with the design of the interim waste transfer station at Dunmore. Here is a recent pic of him at the Reviva Centre near Moss Vale.

Craig Rees is really pleased with the way Council and Resource Recovery staff have been able to collaborate effectively and find great outcomes in terms of diversion from landfill:

“This model has already proven very effective with Council Waste Management staff and users from the public, and it will enable us the opportunity to process clean timber to be used for soil erosion and sedimentation control measures on batters of the landfill”
RRA National Operations Manager Craig Rees.
“The diversion rates we are achieving are impressive. I will be working with staff from Shellharbour City Council to see how we can capture that data through the weighbridge system too”
“I can’t say how proud I am of all of the staff here, in particular Matty Curtis who has really stepped up in his role down here in the south. We all still miss him up at Tuncurry, so it was great to get to work with him on this particular work for Shellharbour”

A new, more modern Revolve Shop will be opening after works are completed. Shellharbour City Council has also signed off on the contractor to build the new waste transfer station, which will be completed around December. We will be sure to keep you in the loop.

In the meantime, we hope that local residents are happy with our efforts to make this process as easy as possible for them through our management of the interim waste transfer station. We would like to thank the local community, and the staff at Shellharbour City Council, for being such great people to work with.

Looking forward to seeing our #waste2wages mission grow on a new and improved site!


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