The City of Casey is proactively managing its landfill waste requirements by making plans to manage waste going into landfill now and into the future.
At a Council Meeting on Tuesday 2 July, a proposal to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) was endorsed.
The MWRRG is working with several Councils across Melbourne to undertake a collaborative procurement process for household waste disposal.
The City of Casey’s participation in the process will ensure that waste services are delivered from March 2021, when the current contract for landfill waste disposal through MWRRG expires. The current contract has enabled Council to use SUEZ Hampton Park to dispose of household waste.
This is an interim measure until the long-term solution of Advanced Waste Processing at a new facility is available, expected around 2025-26.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon said that this work was essential to manage our growing community’s waste needs as a long-term solution is developed.
“Council agreed to some key future measures to ensure waste services and sustainability into the future,” she said.
“This is an important step to ensure Council can provide a cost effective, efficient and sustainable waste management service for our residents.
“The City of Casey is committed to reducing our reliance on landfill in the future, so this is an interim measure while we work on finding an alternative, cleaner and greener solution to manage our waste now and for future generations.”
MWRRG offers the best solution in terms of achieving best price due to the larger volume of waste available and will have contingencies in place should something happen to the service provider.
MWRRG will ensure that the specifications of the waste disposal service do not impact on the ability of Council to transition to an alternate means of managing residual waste if required.