TRC project to extend life of Toowoomba Waste Management Centre landfill

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is undertaking a major project costing $5.3 million to extend the life of the Toowoomba Waste Management Centre landfill off Hermitage Road at Cranley.

TRC Water and Waste Committee portfolio leader Cr Nancy Sommerfield said Council had started work on a second vertical expansion at the landfill. It is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2023, weather permitting.

Cr Sommerfield said vertical expansion included the construction of a fully lined and engineered landfill cell above previously filled cells. The expansion can be likened to ‘piggy-backing’ on the existing filled waste cells.

“Vertical expansion above an existing and completed landfill cell was identified as the most cost-effective and efficient method to meet our more immediate needs and comply with environmental requirements,” Cr Sommerfield said.

“Making the best use of space at landfills means the vertical expansion works within the confines of the current landfill footprint.

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