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Traffic Conditions Change at Waste Management Facility

Traffic conditions at the Waste Management Facility have now changed for commercial and residential customers, due to necessary modifications being put in place to ready the facility for the Waste Levy, which will come into effect on Monday, July 1.


Residential customers are asked to respect the new traffic design and work with Waste Facility staff. Upon entry to the facility, they are now required to turn left and head to the recycling/transfer station area, where a staff member will assist them further.


Commercial customers are required to turn right and head to the weighbridge, where a staff member will advise where the load is to be placed.


Road markings at the facility are in the process of being updated to reflect the new traffic conditions and should be completed in the coming week.

Waste Management Team Leader Sam Wylie said traffic islands are in place at the entry area, and the facility should be ready and operational for the start of the Waste Levy on July 1.


“On Monday we will have a staff member at the turn-in point, to communicate with customers and direct traffic until the signage is put in place. While we all get accustomed to the new traffic plan there may be some slight delay, and it would be appreciated if everybody can be patient during this period,” Mr Wylie said.


In the near future, an easement for large trucks, semi-trailers and heavy vehicles, that are removing recyclable items from the facility, will be created to enable them to access the site more easily.


An extra traffic light will also be installed, at the intersecting paths at the weighbridge, to synchronise traffic flow.


A new gatehouse will also soon be constructed near the approach to the recycling/transfer station, and new carparking spaces will be put in place for container exchange customers.


“The new gatehouse should be going in as soon as possible. We’ve planned to have this infrastructure in place within a week or two,” Mr Wylie said.


For more information, please call Customer Services on 4747 3200.