A new waste collection system will be phased in across the Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah areas to increase our recycling and keep costs to ratepayers down.
The need for this new waste collection system has come about for several reasons:
- The Belrose landfill station where our waste currently goes is filling up and due to close in 2014. As there is no other mixed garbage landfill in our region, this waste would have to be trucked elsewhere meaning increased transport costs.
- Landfill fees are set to rise steeply. This is due to ever increasing disposal taxes and regulations and because landfill sites are quickly filling up. If we don’t change the way we dispose of waste, rates will have to increase to cover these costs.
- We need a system that allows food waste to be recycled. Food currently makes up almost 40% of our garbage and it needs to be recycled to help us meet landfill diversion targets set by the NSW Government.
To solve these issues Kimbriki is building a new recycling and waste processing facility at Terrey Hills.
This facility will be able to turn food and vegetation waste into compost which can then be sold. This potentially can reduce the amount of waste currently landfilled by up to 40%, cutting our costs and protecting our environment.
The Kimbriki facility is owned by Mosman, Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Councils. We are one of the few regions in NSW with our own facility capable of managing our waste into the future. The new recycling facility at Kimbriki will ultimately save ratepayers money and keep waste charges low, as well as delivering better environmental outcomes.