Frankston Opens New Recycling Centre

Frankston Regional Recycling & Resource Recovery Centre opening
Frankston City Council formally opened the brand new Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre at a launch event on Friday (16 October).

The facility was officially declared opened by Frankston City Mayor Cr Sandra Mayer in front of an audience from local, state and federal government, representatives who were involved in the building project, and site employees.

The new centre provides recycling and resource recovery services not only to Frankston residents, but also to those living in Pearcedale, Cranbourne, Clyde, Carrum, Chelsea, and surrounding areas.

VIPs attending the launch included the Federal Member for Dunkley, the Hon Bruce Billson, the State Members for Carrum and for Hastings, Sonya Kilkenny and Neale Burgess,  and Cr Rosemary West OAM from Kingston City Council.

KTS Recycling, who operates the Knox Transfer Station, has been appointed to run the sorting, recycling, and recovery operations at the $12.3 million regional centre for the next two years, with options available for
Council to extend the contract beyond this period.

KTS will also operate the re-sale shop, where recovered furniture, household goods, and bric-a-brac will be available for bargain hunters to purchase.

Frankston City Council took formal ownership of the centre on 17 July. Its build came after the previous transfer station was asked to close to make way for the Peninsula Link five years ago.

When taking the keys for the site, Mayor Mayer said: “Just over two years ago, Council made a commitment to the community that we would provide them with a waste transfer station and we have not given up, having lobbied all levels of government for support to make this happen.

“Although we did not receive any financial support, we knew that this was a commitment to the community that we needed to keep and are proud that we are able to deliver.”

For details about the centre’s operations and charges, visit its page on the Frankston City Council website.

Image courtesy of Frankston City Council Media Team

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