Construction is officially underway on the new $3 million Lithgow Resource Recovery Centre, which is set to improve options for recycling and disposal of problems wastes in the town.
Structen Pty Ltd have been awarded the construction contract and it’s hoped the facility will be finished toward the end of October.
“It is great to see the commencement of works at the Resource Recovery Site. This facility will be an asset to the Lithgow Community,” Lithgow Mayor, Ray Thompson said.
Councilor Deanna Goodsell said the project was “a win for our community”.
“I am extremely proud to be part of this process and thank Councillors, Council staff and the State Government for their contribution to making this a reality,” she said.
The facility will provide local members of the public the following services:
- All-weather unloading areas away from the landfill for recyclable materials such as paper/cardboard, metal, e-waste, mattresses, tyres and motor oil;
- A stockpile and processing area for commercial and bulky wastes such as timber, bricks and concrete, logs/stumps and green waste;
- A re-use shed to allow usable items (eg: furniture) to be kept in a separate area and made available to the general public for re-use;
- An EPA funded Community Recycling Centre that will allow safe disposal of problem household wastes for free such as paint, batteries, smoke detectors and fluoro light tubes.