Noblet Road will remain open but there will be a detour to the landfill area via the travelling stock route adjacent to the landfill entrance.
Detour signs will be in place and drivers are urged to exercise caution when travelling to and from the landfill.
If wet weather occurs during the next few months of construction, the detour route to the Scone landfill area may need to be closed. A bulk bin will be available at the entry during wet weather for smaller trailer loads.
Until the new recycling centre is complete, those with larger amounts of general waste may need to travel to the Aberdeen Waste Depot during wet weather.
The new recycling facility, due to be completed mid-year, will have three sheds including dedicated areas for E-waste and goods that cannot go in general waste, a ‘Tip Shop’ for sale of upcycled goods, a weighbridge for general waste disposal, and a new site office.
The new facility is funded on a 50:50 basis by Council and a $240,675 grant from the NSW Environmental Trust under the NSW EPA Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement Program as part of the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
The new recycling facility will make it easier for residents and Council to recycle, reduce the amount of waste going into landfill and reduce the waste levy payable to the NSW Government.
Scone Waste Depot is open Monday to Thursday 12noon to 5pm, Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm.
For enquiries regarding the use of the Scone landfill during the project construction, contact Council on 6540 1100.
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1100
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