North west Queensland’s Mount Isa City Council has received $300,000 from the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland initiative for a new recycling centre, expected to open some time in 2018.
Mayor Joyce McCulloch told Fairfax Media the facility is consistent with the Queensland Waste Avoidance and Resource Productivity Strategy and council’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan.
When the centre opens early in 2018, Cr McCulloch said residents will be able to unload recyclables at designated collection areas.
“The recycling centre will be able to handle a range of materials including metals, paper and cardboard, e-waste, mobile phones, gas bottles, engine oil and much more,” Cr McCulloch said.
“At present it is not economically feasible for Council to introduce a kerbside recycling collection service and we are not planning a green waste sorting service at this stage.
“That may come, but for now we’re really pleased we can offer access to this purpose-built drive through recycling centre.”