Recycling and Recovery
A job well done: Disaster recovery transfer stations to close
After 40 consecutive days of operation, our disaster recovery team will lock the front gates in Port Macquarie for the final time on the 7th of May and officially close its last temporary transfer station, ending its latest successful partnership with the NSW Government.
The team was mobilised on the 27th of March and in place on the ground in Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Taree just 48 hours later to assist local communities on the mid-north coast with the clean-up from the recent devastating floods.
The temporary transfer stations allowed for the efficient removal and disposal of thousands of tonnes of destroyed belongings and other waste.
Staying true to our vision and belief in the circular economy, we sorted the waste and worked hard to recycled as much as possible. Green waste, for example, was shredded and turned into compost. In all, around 40% of the waste was diverted from landfill, one small bright spot in an otherwise sad event.
Unfortunately, our unforgiving landscape means it’s only a matter of time before the team is stood-up again, doing what it does best, helping communities and businesses recover in times of disaster.