The compost facility upgrade at the Carisbrook Transfer Station is now complete and will operate from Friday 6 July.
The upgrade, which was completed by Ultra Project Services, included construction of a 296 metre squared open-sided shed, significant extensions of the compost processing area and underground drainage which has eliminated previous drainage issues.
Other upgrades have also included placing the existing curing bay and composting area under cover which will allow for a more consistent product and will improve the health and safety of employees and community members.
The $145,000 upgrade was funded from waste charges paid by users of Council’s waste services.
Compost bags will be available for collection from Friday 6 July. Council will honour the April, 2018 vouchers initially and depending on supply of compost the Transfer Station will determine future supply.
Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said the upgraded compost facility should prove popular with transfer station users.
“These works have been highly anticipated and I expect the upgraded compost facility will continue to be well used by the community.
“The upgrade will allow compost to be processed in all weather conditions and confirms our commitment to continuing the development and improvement of the compost facility while also complementing our voluntary kerbside collection of green waste and food organics.”