Construction begins on Seymour Resource Recovery Centre

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Reuse and resource recovery will be a priority at the new Seymour Resource Recovery Centre.

The benefits of the new, better practice facility were highlighted at a sod turning event this week at the new site.

The new facility will be constructed on council-owned land at Hilldene, which provides flexibility in how the centre can be designed and the  services that can be provided alongside the existing landfill.

The $8 million project is jointly funded by Mitchell Shire Council ($7.4 million) and the Victorian Government’s Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund ($500,000) and the E-Waste Infrastructure Fund ($100,000).

Bill Chisholm, Mitchell Shire Mayor said the facility was important for all of the shire.

“Seymour, like all of Mitchell, is seeing significant population growth. This facility is part of preparing for that growth,” Chisholm said.

“We’re very thankful to have the support of the Victorian Government to make this important project a reality. It means the waste management needs of our shire can be met while prioritising recovery and reuse that will help us build a sustainable future and support a circular economy.”

The original Seymour Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) in Hume and Hovell roads was established as a temporary facility on the site of the former Seymour landfill. Due to planned landfill rehabilitation works in 2018, it was closed and relocated to a temporary site at the Mitchell Landfill.

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