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New contract awarded for landfill management in Warwick

30 July 2020

JJ’s Waste & Recycling will oversee 20,000 tonnes of waste annually at the Warwick Waste Management Facility from 30 July 2020 after the company was awarded the landfill management contract by Southern Downs Regional Council. 

With landfills across the region accepting almost 35,000 tonnes of waste last financial year, Council has entered into the new seven-year contract which includes innovative waste sustainability practices designed to maximise the remaining space in current and future landfill cells in Warwick and Yangan.

Councillor for Waste Cameron Gow said that Council had undertaken an extensive tender process for the contract to ensure delivery of the most cost-effective and waste-efficient solutions for the facility.

“Through the tender process, JJ’s Waste & Recycling has showed that they can deliver environmental and sustainable landfill management,” Cr Gow said.

“The new contract will incorporate new and additional requirements to ensure environmental and health and safety obligations continue to be met at the facility as well as ensuring that the life of the existing landfill and the next landfill cell are fully maximised.

“JJ’s Waste & Recycling is a recognised leader in the waste industry and will be investing in the new plant with the latest innovations in waste management technology for a sustainable future for the landfill.”

JJ’s Waste & Recycling will install landfill lids, an efficient alternative to soil for daily cover. The lids will reduce the consumption of landfill space and will help extend the life of the current and next landfill cell.

The contract, one of Council’s biggest, also includes the maintenance and covering of waste at the Yangan landfill.

JJ’s Waste & Recycling currently manages a number of council landfills across Queensland.

Council would also like to acknowledge the work of MJ Smith Waste Management Pty Ltd who operated the landfill and transfer station at the Warwick Waste Management Facility since 2011.

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